Michael Hoffman

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There Is a Bitcoin Patent War Going On, but This Initiative Could End It

<i>This article originally appeared on Bitcoin Magazine.</i>

Bitcoin's Worst Year On Record

<b>The 2014 Nightmare</b><p>Since the time that one can gather reliable data, beginning in July of 2010, Bitcoin has had only one year where it ended in …

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We’re for Sydney | Daily Telegraph

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US: TechCrunch Founder’s Crypto Fund Becomes Yet Another Target Of SEC Crypto Probe

TechCrunch founder Michael Arrington’s $100 mln cryptocurrency hedge fund has received a subpoena from the US Securities and Exchange Commission …

Tesla's New Moves With Home Depot And Lowe's Explained

Readers of Seeking Alpha should know by that Tesla (TSLA) 10-k filing shows an ongoing and increasing effort effort by management to make Tesla’s …

Groundbreaking new energy storage device charges up in just 20 seconds

A new aqueous energy storage device can be fully charged in a mere 20 seconds – and it could be cheaper than today’s lithium batteries. Korea …

Lego announces launch of bioplastic pieces

<b>Made from sugarcane, the new sustainable play pieces will be included in Lego kits in 2018.</b><p>Danish toymaker Lego has just announced the launch of its …

World's first 'plastic-free' aisle opens in Netherlands

The world’s first plastic-free aisle has been launched by the Dutch chain Ekoplaza in Amsterdam.<p>Campaigners are calling for UK shops to follow the Dutch chain where 700 products will be available without plastic packaging.

Sustainability

Energy Recap: Talking Biofuel Policy

Welcome to the latest edition of the Energy Recap. This week, we wanted to talk a bit about the recent meetings between the White House and …

Cryptocurrency and colocation: Breaking down the Bitcoin mining barriers - Ahead in the Clouds

<b>In this guest post, Jack Bedell-Pearce, managing director of service provider 4D Data Centres, shares his thoughts on the role colocation can play in</b> …

Iran Central Bank Rebukes Bitcoin, May Develop Own Cryptocurrency | Investopedia

Iran’s central bank quashed news reports that the Middle Eastern country was enabling sales and conducting transactions in bitcoin and other …

Australia's Consumer Watchdog Received 1289 Crypto Complaints in 2017

Regulation<p><b>The Australian Competition & Consumer Commission (ACCC) has revealed that it received more than 1,200 complaints relating to</b> …

Cryptocurrency

Problems at a "regulated" Bitcoin business

2018-02-22T17:09:34.000Z<p>By: Dan McCrum<p>Another day, another “inconevnience” for people hoping to swap tokens for chits or actual money. The group‘s …

Venezuela’s On-and-Off Love Affair With Cryptocurrency Mining: It’s Complicated

If you want to see first hand how cryptocurrency functions in a market outside of speculative investing, right now, Venezuela is an interesting place …

Government of Spain Considers Blockchain-Friendly Regulations

The government of Spain is preparing blockchain-friendly legislation including possible tax breaks to attract companies in the emerging blockchain …

64% of bottled water comes from a tap

<b>It costs 2,000 times more too.</b><p>As Glastonbury Festival bans plastic bottles, and as communities around the world promote refill stations and water …

'Fishing the last fish': Is the EU doing enough to protect fisheries?

Campaigners say EU politicians under pressure from industry routinely agree to unsustainable fishing quotas, against scientific advice. But fishermen …

Pitching a wearable to make cattle farming more sustainable, Vence raises $2.7 million

A new startup called Vence from sunny San Diego is aiming to make cattle farming more sustainable with a wearable device to create virtual fences for livestock.<p>The company has raised $2.7 million in new funding to bring its product to market and develop new services for farmers in a round led by …

Wearable Tech

Trump Gives First Solar a Win on Tariffs and a Loss on Taxes

While most of the U.S. solar industry has blasted President Donald Trump for slapping tariffs on panel imports, one company still managed to score a …

Want strong stocks that also have a positive impact on the world? Morgan Stanley has 30 candidates

Looking for stocks that don’t just do well, but also do good? This might be a start.<p>Morgan Stanley analysts put together a list of 30 stocks that in …

Investing

Big Energy Confronts An Unfamiliar Power: Competition

You may not have noticed, but you're spending a lot less on energy these days.<p>Less than four cents of every dollar of U.S. consumer spending went to …

This London farm is growing millions of soldier fly larvae for a very good reason

Keiran Olivares Whitaker is the founder and CEO of Entocycle, UK's first automated insect protein farm. Whitaker is firmly committed to producing the …

For Gold And Bitcoin, The Cost Of Mining Follows The Price

<i>Editor's note: Originally published at</i> <i>tsi-blog.com</i> <i>on February 14th, 2018.</i><p>The amount of gold mined in a year is only about 1.5% of the total existing …

Hosting the Olympics has become the contest no one wants to win, and the IOC is worried

Overwhelming costs and public discontent have made finding a city to host the Olympic Games a challenge.<p>Bidding for the 2022 and 2026 Winter Games …

7 companies advancing the circular economy by selling products as a service

The experiments involve everything from replacement tires to temporary apartments.

Sustainability

Mapping the 'Conflict Zones' Between Sprawl and Biodiversity

If cities keep growing as they do now, nearly 400 of them will sprawl into the habitats of endangered species by 2030.<p>By 2030, the world is expected to add another billion people or so, bringing the total population to roughly 8.5 billion. And with humans becoming increasingly urban, sprawl will …

Transforming German cities into organic food gardens

With ever more people living in urban centers, food security — and quality — is becoming a pressing issue. In Germany, cities are increasingly taking …

Bitcoin’s Latest Glitch: Double Charges at Fast-Growing Coinbase

Thousands may have been affected, company executive says; customers will be compensated<p>Thousands of customers of Coinbase, one of the largest bitcoin-related firms dealing with the public, may have suffered repeated, incorrect duplicate charges on their digital-currency purchases, the firm said …

Customers

How bitcoin is affecting the environment

The growth of bitcoin is fueling speculation and debate about the environmental impact of the energy needed to power the virtual currency in the era …