Scientists Powered Basic Computer Just Algae For Over 6 Months

In a dreadful vision of a future cut off from the sun, the machine overloads into the Matrix film series turned to sleeping human bodies as sources of electricity. Had they had sunlight, seaweed would undoubtedly have been the best choice. Engineers at the University of Cambridge in the UK ran a microprocessor for more … Read more

El Salvador buys 500 bitcoin as crypto market sell-off continues

President of El Salvador, Nayib Bukele, gestures during his speech at the closing ceremony of the Latin Bitcoin conference (LaBitConf) at Mizata Beach, El Salvador, where he announced “Bitcoin City”, on November 20, 2021. Marvin Recinos | AFP | Getty Images El Salvador just added another $15.5 million worth of bitcoin to its balance sheet, … Read more

Mining Bitcoin With Energy From Waste Tires

The Problem The wheel is often touted as one of the most important tools to have ever been invented. Furthermore, cars allow for travel across vast swaths of land and their commodification can’t be overstated. That being said, tires are an environmental nuisance. They don’t biodegrade and are difficult to properly dispose of. Worse yet, … Read more

EU mulls insurance ban for ships carrying Russian oil

EU officials have proposed a ban on insuring vessels carrying Russian oil, a move aimed at blocking Russia’s access to global oil markets and the revenue that has fueled his military invasion of Ukraine. “Indeed, that would be a very big obstacle to the export of Russian crude,” said Lars Barstad, managing director of First … Read more

EU mulls insurance ban for ships carrying Russian oil

EU officials have proposed a ban on insuring vessels carrying Russian oil, a move aimed at blocking Russia’s access to global oil markets and the revenue that has fueled his military invasion of Ukraine. “Indeed, that would be a very big obstacle to the export of Russian crude,” said Lars Barstad, managing director of First … Read more

Bitcoin Promises a Future of Abundant Energy

In its 12 years of existence, Bitcoin’s mainstream reputation has ranged from quirky internet money to baseless speculative investment to — for some — the ultimate store of value. Amid the various narratives surrounding Bitcoin, one critique seems to have never left its side: Bitcoin’s energy consumption is dangerously wasteful. Sensational headlines have convinced the … Read more

EU mulls insurance ban for ships carrying Russian oil

EU officials have proposed a ban on insuring vessels carrying Russian oil, a move aimed at blocking Russia’s access to global oil markets and the revenue that has fueled his military invasion of Ukraine. “Indeed, that would be a very big obstacle to the export of Russian crude,” said Lars Barstad, managing director of First … Read more

Future Of Energy Markets Bitcoin Miners

Most of the conversations about Bitcoin infrastructure for the past two years have focused on the mining sector’s increasing convergence with traditional energy generators and power companies. At the Bitcoin 2022 conference, a panel hosted by this author discussed this trend and what mining’s continued growth means for electric grids and energy markets. Beyond discussing … Read more

Lunar soil can be turned into air and fuel for lunar astronauts

Since the first moon landing in 1969, the goal of establishing lunar colonies has long been. After all, the moon has water we could use, underground caves we could inhabit, and now, it seems, an indigenous means of generating a stable source of usable energy. With NASA’s upcoming Artemis project aiming to bring humans back … Read more

New York bitcoin mining moratorium proceeding through state house

The state of New York wants to ban new bitcoin mining operations, a move that some industry insiders fear could have a domino effect across the US Tea bill, which is swiftly making its way through the state capitol in Albany, calls for a two-year moratorium on certain cryptocurrency mining operations that use proof-of-work authentication … Read more