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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

2014 is Bitcoin’s worst year on record, losing 63%.<p>Its bubble burst in December of 2013, reached a nadir in February of 2014, lost massive daily …


Cannabis Archives | Cryptocurrency investment advice

Budbo Blockchain Produces Higher Quality Cannabis Products – The Merkle<p>Budbo Blockchain Produces Higher Quality Cannabis Products – The Merkle<p>If you …

Cannabis Industry

Marshall Islands creates virtual money

The tiny Marshall Islands is creating its own digital currency in order to raise some hard cash to pay bills and boost the economy.


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

Tesla continues to make it difficult to measure the performance of its under performing solar and storage businesses.<p>Nevertheless, is it easy to see …


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 …

Clean Energy

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.


Energy Recap: Talking Biofuel Policy

Every Friday, Seeking Alpha provides a roundup of insightful opinion and analysis articles in the energy sector.<p>In this edition, we highlight …


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 …


Problems at a "regulated" Bitcoin business


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 …


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 …

Solar Power

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 …


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 …

Renewable Energy

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, 2017</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 …

Winter Olympics

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

The experiments involve everything from replacement tires to temporary apartments.


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 …

Los Angeles

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 …


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 …