Energy

China’s Sinochem Completes Gasoline Export Over Blockchain System

| Annaliese Milano

Chinese petrochemical giant Sinochem has successfully used blockchain technology to conduct a gasoline shipment to Singapore.

European Commissioner for Digital Economy and Society Mariya Gabriel

EU Can’t Ban Bitcoin Mining Over Energy Concerns, Official Says

| Leigh Cuen

Cryptocurrency mining is perfectly legal in Europe and only subject to standard electricity rules, according to an EU commissioner.

power, energy

Austrian Energy Group Eyes Blockchain With Vienna Test

| Annaliese Milano

Wien Energie intends to pilot blockchain products in a sustainably designed Viennese urban district this year.

US Government Lab Looks to Blockchain for P2P Energy

| Sujha Sundararajan

BlockCypher and a U.S. Energy Department lab are developing solutions allowing energy transactions to be settled across blockchains.

What’s a Former CIA Lawyer Doing in Crypto?

| Michael del Castillo

After decades at a white-shoe law firm, Russell Bruemmer is now advising blockchain startup Applied Philosophy Labs on token sales and governance.

Quebec

Quebec Lures Cryptocurrency Miners as China Sours on Industry

| Aaron Stanley

Cheap and abundant electricity, cold weather and a stable political climate are making the Canadian province attractive to bitcoin mining operators.

Solar power

Bitcoin Mining Wastes Energy? What If That’s Good?

| Michael J Casey

Long-term, the incentives bitcoin creates may drive efficiency and green energy solutions in the crypto world and even spur them in the wider economy.

Bitcoin Likely to Become ‘Niche’ Product, Says ING’s Top Economist

| Wolfie Zhao

The chief economist for Dutch banking giant ING believes bitcoin will likely wind up as a niche financial product, according to a new report.

power, lines

Australian Government Grants $8 Million for Blockchain Energy Pilot

| Sujha Sundararajan

The Australian government has announced that it will provide over AU$8 million in grants for a blockchain-powered smart utilities project.

US Government Research Lab Eyes Blockchain in Energy Data Tests

| Stan Higgins

A research lab within the U.S. Department of Energy has revealed it is exploring the application of blockchain in next-generation power grids.