Decentralized solutions for climate change are key as COP disappoints

Climate change has become one of the most pressing issues in the modern world with mounting pressure on companies to develop and implement climate strategies. Politicians around the globe have also been actively involved, with several nations pledging to go carbon-neutral in the next couple of decades. Amid all the initiatives and conferences led by […]

Climate Change Coalition releases report on blockchain and emerging technologies at the COP 27

The Climate Change Coalition (CCC), a network of organizations dedicated to leveraging blockchain technology for effective climate action, including Cointelegraph as a member, delivered on Nov. 11 its stock take report at the United Nations Climate Change Conference, or COP27, in Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt.  Founded five years ago, the coalition has been working on initiatives […]

Filecoin launches Web3 data storage solution for carbon offsets

Filecoin Green, a Protocol Labs initiative designed to reduce the environmental impact of FIlecoin and make Filecoin verifiably sustainable, has spearheaded an initiative to power Web3 technology with verifiably clean energy.  According to the announcement, the company is set to address the shortcomings of traditional carbon storage solutions by “marrying blockchain’s granular tracking functionality with […]

Is post-Merge Ethereum PoS a threat to Bitcoin’s dominance?

While Ethereum (ETH) fans are enthusiastic about the successful Merge, Swan Bitcoin CEO Cory Klippsten believes the upgrade will lead Ethereum into a “slow slide to irrelevance and eventual death.”  According to Klippsten, the Ethereum community picked the wrong moment for detaching the protocol from its reliance on energy. As many parts of the world […]

Texas a Bitcoin ‘hot spot’ even as heat waves affect crypto miners

Record-breaking heat waves are being documented across the world as extreme weather is worsening due to climate change. States throughout America are continuing to see temperatures rise above 100 degrees Fahrenheit (38 degrees Celsius), while the United Kingdom recently saw temperatures reach 104 degrees Fahrenheit (40 degrees Celsius).  While hot climates may be unusual for […]

Go green or die? Bitcoin miners aim for carbon neutrality by mining near data centers

Bitcoin (BTC) mining has always been a controversial topic. But, Bitcoin’s proof-of-work (PoW) model has reached new levels of concern as senior decision-makers and investors pay closer attention to environmental, social and governance factors.  As such, manycrypto miners are highlighting environmentally friendly practices by acquiring carbon offsets. Yet, some would argue that this isn’t enough […]

Fossils vs. Renewables, PoW vs. PoS: Key policy issues around crypto mining in the U.S.

On Jan. 27, a group of eight U.S. lawmakers, led by Senator Elizabeth Warren, sent letters to the world’s six largest Bitcoin mining companies, demanding to reveal the detailed data on their electricity consumption. This isn’t the first time Senator Warren requested this information from a mining operation — last month a similar letter was […]