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A digital tree (Daniel Kuhn/CoinDesk)
The Scarcity Mindset Driving Crypto's Energy Critics
The DeFi Education Fund weighs in on the New York state legislature's attempt to curb proof-of-work mining, and dreams of energy abundant future.
A digital tree (Daniel Kuhn/CoinDesk)

BTC Reacts to Possible Half-Point Rate Rise in May
BTC Reacts to Possible Half-Point Rate Rise in May
CoinDesk Managing Editor for Markets Brad Keoun discusses bitcoin’s reaction to recent statements by Fed Chair Jerome Powell about a possible interest rate hike by 50 basis po...
BTC Reacts to Possible Half-Point Rate Rise in May

Solar panels at dusk (Justin Paget/Getty images)
Tesla, Blockstream, Block to Mine Bitcoin Using Solar Power in Texas
The project aims to show that bitcoin mining using 100% renewable energy can be done at scale, says Blockstream CEO Adam Back.
Solar panels at dusk (Justin Paget/Getty images)

Oklahoma State Senator John Michael Montgomery explains why he is pushing the state to attract bitcoin miners with tax incentives. (CoinDesk TV)
A State Senator Is Pushing to Attract Bitcoin Miners to Oklahoma
John Michael Montgomery explains on CoinDesk TV’s “First Mover” why he thinks the Sooner State should offer tax incentives to crypto miners.
Oklahoma State Senator John Michael Montgomery explains why he is pushing the state to attract bitcoin miners with tax incentives. (CoinDesk TV)

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Marathon Digital to Move Mining Rigs From Coal-Powered Montana Site
The company wants its bitcoin mining operations to be 100% carbon neutral by the end of the year.
Bitcoin mining rigs (Shutterstock)

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Intel Doubles Down on ESG With Launch of Second-Gen Bitcoin Mining Chips
The “Intel Blockscale ASIC” chip boasts efficiency up to 26 J/TH, which would make it better than most Bitmain and MicroBT models now on the market.
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Ripple co=founder Chris Larsen is launching a PR campaign to make bitcoin greener by changing its security model. Bitcoiners see it as the latest in a long line of attacks. (Malte Mueller/Getty Images/fStop)
Chris Larsen’s Plan to Greenify Bitcoin: Risky, Impractical and Maybe Nonsensical
As he strides away from the wreckage of Ripple, bags full to bursting, Larsen thinks he knows what’s best for the coin he failed to replace.
Ripple co=founder Chris Larsen is launching a PR campaign to make bitcoin greener by changing its security model. Bitcoiners see it as the latest in a long line of attacks. (Malte Mueller/Getty Images/fStop)

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Crypto Carbon: Can Blockchain Networks Fix Carbon Offsets?
A budding movement within the crypto industry says it can keep carbon out of the atmosphere by locking it on a blockchain. Can it succeed?
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Bitcoin mining can soak up renewable energy that is hard to transmit or consume locally, giving a leg up to energy producers. (Yunha Lee/CoinDesk)
Can Crypto Miners Make the World Greener?
As it decarbonizes, the mining industry might help push energy producers to build more renewable power sources.
Bitcoin mining can soak up renewable energy that is hard to transmit or consume locally, giving a leg up to energy producers. (Yunha Lee/CoinDesk)

The Valstagna hydropower plant, located in the Veneto region of Italy, houses 300 ASIC miners set up by Alps Blockchain. (Sandali Handagama/CoinDesk)
How Northern Italian Hydropower Producers Became Bitcoin Miners
In the pursuit of economic sustainability, northern Italian hydropower producers are turning to bitcoin mining.
The Valstagna hydropower plant, located in the Veneto region of Italy, houses 300 ASIC miners set up by Alps Blockchain. (Sandali Handagama/CoinDesk)