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Lithium Mining Just Became A Water Sport

Lithium is an essential component of most rechargeable batteries, powering everything from iPhones to Teslas. However, increased lithium mining due to rising demand will deplete known land-based supplies by 2080. A team of scientists at King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, in Saudi Arabia, says they already have a solution in the works: before land-based lithium runs out, shift lithium mining to the ocean.

Jun 23, 2021 by Freethink
Science & Medicine News
The Tether Ponzi Scheme

Tether is a fraud on the scale of Madoff or Enron and we're in the middle of a bubble for the history books. Disclaimer: I have short positions on the cryptocurrency ecosystem, through MSTR and COIN puts It's something awesome to live through one of the great bubbles of history.

Jun 21, 2021 by SingleLunch
Crypto News
Private-equity firm revives zombie fossil-fuel power plant to mine bitcoin

Few bitcoin projects illustrate the cryptocurrency's enormous climate impact better than the Greenidge power plant in upstate New York. The once-abandoned power plant was bought by private equity firm Atlas Holdings and retasked. A significant portion of Greenidge's electricity no longer powers nearby homes or businesses; rather, the plant's smokestacks are increasingly pouring pollutants into the atmosphere in the service of mining bitcoin.

May 28, 2021 by Tim De Chant
Crypto News
Nike now holds patent for blockchain-based sneakers called 'CryptoKicks'

The US Patent Office has today issued sportswear brand Nike's patent for its blockchain -compatible sneakers dubbed "CrpytoKicks." The patent outlines a system whereby blockchain can be used to attach cryptographically secured digital assets to a physical product, in this case a sports shoe.

Mar 01, 2021 by Matthew Beedham - Hard Fork
Tech News
IMF Calls for Credit Score to be Tied to Internet Search History

In a blog post courtesy of the International Monetary Fund, IMF researchers Arnoud Boot, Peter Hoffmann, Luc Laeven, and Lev Ratnovski called for internet search history to be tied to credit score.

Feb 06, 2021 by Justin Fitzgerald - RealityCircuit
Tech News
The Rise and Fall of Bitcoin Billionaire Arthur Hayes

The BitMEX cofounder created a cryptocurrency exchange that has traded trillions. Now he's wanted by U.S. authorities, and insiders wonder whether he and his partners are villains-or victims of a two-tiered justice system that favors big banks over brash outsiders.

Feb 06, 2021 by Adam Ciralsky - Vanity Fair
Crypto Blogs
Microsoft, Big Tech Coalition Developing Rockefeller-Funded COVID Passports

A coalition of big tech companies, including Microsoft is developing a COVID passport, with the expectation that a digital document linked to vaccination status will be required to travel and get access to basic services. The group is calling itself the Vaccination Credential Initiative (VCI), and includes Microsoft, Salesforce and Oracle.

Jan 17, 2021 by Steve Watson - Summit News
Tech News
ShapeShift Delists Privacy Coin Zcash Over Regulatory Concerns

ShapeShift, the Colorado-based cryptocurrency exchange that allows users to self-custody their assets, has delisted another privacy coin. Zcash has been removed from the trading platform in addition to monero and dash. Decrypt reported last Friday that XMR and DASH had been quietly removed; the delisting of ZEC was not noted.

Jan 08, 2021 by CoinDesk
Crypto News



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