Browsing the "Environment" Tag

IBM Blockchain Assists Groundwater Pilot in Drought-Prone California

| Yogita Khatri

IBM and two other organizations will marry blockchain and IoT to help manage groundwater usage in an "at-risk" Californian aquifer.

Blockchain Can Help Solve Swathe of Environmental Issues, Says WEF Study

| Daniel Palmer

Research by the World Economic Forum and PwC has identified over 65 ways blockchain could address some of the most urgent environmental challenges.

UN Forms Blockchain Coalition to Fight Climate Change

| Wolfie Zhao

The United Nations has formed a new coalition to research and adopt applications of blockchain technology to further action on climate change.

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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.

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Putin-Backed Political Group Advances ‘Green’ Cryptocurrency Concept

| Stan Higgins

A Russian political group formed by President Vladimir Putin is planning to advance a green-friendly cryptocurrency concept.

Space & Time: How BitTorrent’s Creator is Attacking Bitcoin Waste

| Corin Faife

Bitcoin's 'proof of work' validation mechanism burns a huge amount of energy, but this novel solution from developer Bram Cohen aims to change that.

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Think Tank Reignites Debate Over Bitcoin Mining’s Environmental Effects

| Yessi Bello Perez

An Australia-based sustainability think-tank has claimed that bitcoin could eventually consume 60% of annual global electricity production.

Under the Microscope: Conclusions on the Costs of Bitcoin

| Hass McCook

Hass McCook evaluates the sustainability of the bitcoin network against the costs of gold, fiat and the banking system.

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Under the Microscope: The True Costs of Banking

| Hass McCook

Hass McCook compares the relative sustainability of the bitcoin network with the legacy banking system.

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Under the Microscope: The Real Costs of a Dollar

| Hass McCook

After examining the cost of gold production, Hass McCook looks at the sustainability of printing and minting physical currency.