Tag Archives: Energy

Sam Bankman-Fried backtracks from $1 billion political donation quote

Sam Bankman-Fried, founder and chief executive officer of FTX Cryptocurrency Derivatives Exchange, speaks during the Institute of International Finance (IIF) annual membership meeting in Washington, DC, on Thursday, Oct. 13, 2022. Ting Shen | Bloomberg | Getty Images Crypto billionaire Sam Bankman-Fried is backing down from a previous comment suggesting …

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Tether, world’s biggest stablecoin, cuts commercial paper to zero

Tether, the world’s largest stablecoin, has slashed back its commercial paper holdings to zero, replacing them with U.S. Treasury bills instead, according to a blog post. The popular U.S.-dollar-pegged cryptocurrency said the move is part of tether’s “ongoing efforts to increase transparency” and back its tokens with “the most secure …

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El Salvador’s bitcoin holdings down 60% to $60 million, one year later

Salvadoran President, Nayib Bukele speaks during an event in May 2021. El Salvador become the first country to adopt bitcoin as legal tender in June. Camilo Freedman | SOPA Images | LightRocket | Getty Images It has been more than a year since El Salvador made history by becoming the …

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Bitcoin mining software overhaul Stratum v2 promoted by Block, Braiins

Employees work on bitcoin mining computers at Bitminer Factory in Florence, Italy. Alessandro Bianchi | Reuters Software used in bitcoin mining just got its first upgrade since late 2012, and a coalition of companies including payments giant Block (formerly Square) is trying to help push the open-source protocol forward to …

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We don’t back companies that use carbon offsets

Zachary Bogue, co-managing partner for Data Collective LLC, speaks during the Future of Innovation: Spotlight on Artificial Intelligence Conference in San Francisco, California, U.S., on Thursday, June 22, 2017. The market for AI technologies is estimated to generate more than $60 billion in productivity improvements for U.S. businesses annually. Bloomberg …

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How a fracking boom startup is planning to survive climate change era

A Microseismic truck in a West Texas oil field. Microseismic In this weekly series, CNBC takes a look at companies that made the inaugural Disruptor 50 list, 10 years later. By 2013, when Microseismic was selected for the inaugural CNBC Disruptor 50 list, it was pretty far from the “start” …

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Tesla Megapack battery caught fire at PG&E substation in California

A Tesla Megapack in Moss Landing, California Andrew Evers | CNBC At least one Tesla Megapack caught fire early Tuesday morning at the energy storage facility operated by utility PG&E in Monterey, California. As of late Tuesday morning, there were no power outages for PG&E customers, nor any injuries to …

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Here’s what’s in Biden framework to regulate crypto

U.S. President Joe Biden walks from Marine One to the White House following a trip from Michigan, in Washington, U.S., September 14, 2022.  Tom Brenner | Reuters The Biden White House has just released its first-ever framework on what crypto regulation in the U.S. should look like — including ways …

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Ethereum’s massive software upgrade just went live — here’s what it does

Ethereum’s biggest-ever upgrade just took effect, in what industry experts are calling a game changer for the entire crypto sector. Thus far, all signs suggest the so-called merge — which is designed to cut the cryptocurrency’s energy consumption by more than 99% — was a success. The very first proof-of-stake …

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The ‘Merge’ is here — last chance to buy ether before makeover

It’s time for the “merge.” The years-in-the-making, systemwide upgrade to the ethereum blockchain is set to roll out on Wednesday, marking one of the crypto sector’s most historic events to date. Leading up to the overhaul, investors have been jumping into ether, the native token to ethereum. In the past …

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