Iran

Iran to Shut Down Crypto Mining Farms As Energy Crisis Deepens

During the previous two years, authorities in Iran have shut down around 6,914 unregistered crypto companies. Authorized crypto mining plants in the Islamic Republic will be required…

EPA, Facility flaring natural gas

14 Members Of The US Congress School EPA On Bitcoin Mining And Green Energy

The Environmental Protection Agency or EPA keeps receiving mail. This time, 14 members of Congress provided the counterpoint and pointed out the environmental benefits of bitcoin mining….

Banking uses 56 times more energy than Bitcoin: Valuechain report

Banking uses 56 times more energy than Bitcoin: Valuechain report

Fresh figures on Bitcoin’s (BTC) energy consumption, efficiency and scalability serve to expose the banking sector while bathing the world’s largest cryptocurrency in a new light.  A…

Just In: A New Generation of P2P Stablecoin Pegged to Renewable Energy

Just In: A New Generation of P2P Stablecoin Pegged to Renewable Energy

Stablecoins have been around for a while, but this is the first time one has been pegged to electricity. A stablecoin is a crypto asset that is…

Texas Energy Hits All-Time High, BTC Miners Help Stabilize Grid

Texas Energy Hits All-Time High, BTC Miners Help Stabilize Grid

The CEO and founder of Micro Strategy Inc. said Bitcoin miners acted decisively to stabilize the Texas power grid. According to ERCOT, electricity use in Texas reached…

Bitcoin

Bitcoin’s real energy use questioned as Ethereum founder criticizes BTC

A founding member of Ethereum has claimed that Bitcoin uses nearly 1% of the world’s electricity, but different sources put it substantially lower. A founding member of…

Bitcoin’s Energy Use is a Feature Not a Bug

Bitcoin’s Energy Use is a Feature Not a Bug

Bitcoin incentivizes energy innovations whereas proof-of-stake results in exacerbated inequality since the more money you have, the more money you get. Bitcoin incentivizes energy innovations whereas proof-of-stake…

Bitcoin and banking’s differing energy narratives are a matter of perspective

Bitcoin and banking’s differing energy narratives are a matter of perspective

The Carbon Bankroll Report was released on May 17 as a collaboration among the Climate Safe Lending Network, The Outdoor Policy Outfit and Bank FWD. The collaboration…

Bitcoin’s Energy Use is a Feature Not a Bug

Bitcoin’s Energy Use is a Feature Not a Bug

Mickey Koss is a West Point graduate with a degree in economics. He spent four years in the Infantry before transitioning to the Finance Corps. In a…

Here’s how blockchains are helping to advance the global energy grid

Here’s how blockchains are helping to advance the global energy grid

The blockchain industry’s impact on the energy sector has been a major source of controversy over the past five years. Governments and environmental protection advocates have routinely…