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World Ethical Data Forum 2018 • September 19-20, 2018

Held at the World Trade Centre in the Catalan city of Barcelona and covering areas such as cryptocurrency and ICO…

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Crypto Tries to save the Planet from Crypto

Category: Bitcoin, Mining, News

Crypto Tries to save the Planet from Crypto

As cryptocurrency and blockchain technology advances, the environment is suffering. For some, the answer to offsetting the environmental impact of cryptocurrency is–you guessed it–more cryptocurrency. Bitcoin mining is a notorious energy suck. This has sent crypto mining operations to places in the world with the lowest cost for electricity like China, Iceland, and the US-Canada Border. But of course, wherever…

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Cryptokitties Launches the First Ever Blockchain Charity Event Focused on Marine Life Protection

Category: Altcoins, Blockchain, Ethereum, News, Tech

Cryptokitties Launches the First Ever Blockchain Charity Event Focused on Marine Life Protection

On July 9, 2018, the Cryptockitties team announced it was signing a partnership with ACTAI Global and Ocean Elders to create a new CryptoKitty called Honu which will be auctioned and the amount gathered from the sale will be used to help protect our marine life and oceans. Honu Launches at the Blockchain Summit in Morocco Honu will be a…

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500-year-old Forest Protected by Native Americans Accepts Litecoin Donations

Category: Altcoins, Finance, News

500-year-old Forest Protected by Native Americans Accepts Litecoin Donations

According to a Reddit thread, NDPonics, a non-government organization located in West-central Virginia is currently accepting “decentralized currency donations” to build sovereignty among tribal land conservation, renewable energy installation, energy efficiency and enable tribal food production. Their mission is to undergo a variety of projects that involve strengthening the energy and independence of the Monacan Indian Nation and preserve traditional…

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Can Blockchain Technology Help Us Solve the Water Management Crisis?

Category: Blockchain, News, Tech

Can Blockchain Technology Help Us Solve the Water Management Crisis?

Blockchain technology could be the ultimate solution to a problem that poses a significant threat to human existence. Water scarcity is becoming a significant considerable challenge despite the fact that the resource covers a considerable chunk of the earth surface. Water Scarcity: A Ticking Bomb While water covers 70 percent of the earth surface, only three percent of it is…

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Bitcoin Uses 0.5 Percent of World’s Energy Supply, Says Peer-Reviewed Report

Category: Bitcoin, Commentary, Mining, News

Bitcoin Uses 0.5 Percent of World’s Energy Supply, Says Peer-Reviewed Report

Bitcoin’s energy usage has long been a subject of criticism since the issues first came to light. But, most of the revelations are limited to anecdotal evidence or weakly researched primary reports, with future predictions based on such data. To combat the epistemic crisis, a recent peer-reviewed research paper breaks the unresearched monotony, and the evaluated results are nothing short…

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IBM to Launch World’s First Corporate-issued Token; Chooses Stellar’s Blockchain Platform

Category: Altcoins, Blockchain, Business, News, Tech

IBM to Launch World’s First Corporate-issued Token; Chooses Stellar’s Blockchain Platform

IBM’s created ripples in the crypto-sphere in October 2017 after famously using the the digital remittance startup Stellar’s native token, lumens (XLM), to settle a cross-border payment with zero fees instantaneously. The transaction may have impressed IBM executives on a deeper level, with the “big blue” announcing an arguably massive development for cryptocurrencies in general, and Stellar in particular. According…

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Ironically, Blockchain Could Save Bitcoin’s Environmental Downfalls

Category: Altcoins, Bitcoin, Blockchain, News, Tech

Ironically, Blockchain Could Save Bitcoin’s Environmental Downfalls

It is safe to say that while blockchain technology hasn’t been around for long in comparison to other revolutionary technical ideas, its effect is being felt in every industry in some way or the other. For the masses, bitcoin, by far, remains the most popular term associated with the innovation, while Ethereum comes a clear second in that order. A…

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What Ways Might Governments Undermine Bitcoin?

Category: Bitcoin, Blockchain, Business, Finance, News

What Ways Might Governments Undermine Bitcoin?

Erik Townsend, host of the MacroVoices podcast and manager of the hedge fund Fourth Turning Capital Management, LLC, spoke with CEO of Hedgeye Keith McCullough regarding cryptocurrencies and their relationship with governments on the whole. Roadblocks and Skepticism One of the most significant quotes that came from this conversation was “The bitcoin guys invented the technology. The government is going…

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Enel Set to Begin Sales of Green Energy to Cryptocurrency Miners

Category: Business, Commentary, Mining, News, Tech

Enel Set to Begin Sales of Green Energy to Cryptocurrency Miners

According to Renewable Energy World, Europe’s most prominent utility firm by market capitalization Enel is looking to strike a deal that will enable it to sell renewable energy like wind, solar and others to Envion AG, a Swiss-based cryptocurrency company. Win-Win Partnership Enel has always seen the European and Latin American markets as markets with the most potential and is…

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UN Launches “Climate Chain Coalition” Blockchain Exploration

Category: Blockchain, News, Tech

UN Launches “Climate Chain Coalition” Blockchain Exploration

On January 22, 2018, the UN announced the formation of a group called the “Climate Chain Coalition” (CCC). The coalition has the specific purpose of exploring and applying blockchain technology as a tool to mitigate climate change, in line with the Paris Climate Agreement and the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). This initiative was described in a blog post that…

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