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2018 Global Token Galaxy Expo • May 25-27, 2018

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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

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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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Gold Rush 2.0: Quebec cannot meet Demand from Interested Bitcoin Miners

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Gold Rush 2.0: Quebec cannot meet Demand from Interested Bitcoin Miners

Canada’s Quebec province is increasingly becoming a premium destination for cryptocurrency miners from across the world, especially Chinese miners who are anticipating a severe clampdown or even outright ban by their government. The region’s low energy prices and political stability are two of the underlying reasons why it is such a hot-favorite among miners. However, in a new turn of…

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Old Tires to Bitcoin: How Two Companies Plan to Make Crypto Out of Junk

Category: Altcoins, Bitcoin, Mining, News, Tech

Old Tires to Bitcoin: How Two Companies Plan to Make Crypto Out of Junk

Mining cryptocurrency is a very energy expensive endeavor. But what if you were able to convert garbage into electricity? That would mean an almost limitless and nearly free source of energy. In the case of two American companies, they have the technology to “demanufacture” car tires and convert them into electrical energy. It’s with this tech that they intend to…

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IBM Launches Carbon Credit Management Using Hyperledger Fabric Blockchain

Category: Blockchain, Business, News

IBM Launches Carbon Credit Management Using Hyperledger Fabric Blockchain

On March 20, IBM announced that it had launched the world’s first blockchain-based carbon asset management platform built on top of the Hyperledger Fabric distributed ledger in cooperation with Energy-Blockchain Labs.   The new platform will be used by the Chinese carbon asset market and will enable companies to create carbon assets more efficiently to help build a “greener” and…

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