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Blockchain: Technology for Sustainability

Blockchain: Technology for Sustainability

The teams of AB InBev, IECISA and Rewire were the winners of the Global Blockchain Challenge, thanks to their innovative blockchain-based solutions that excelled for their technical, business and legal development, scalability and social impact.

World Sustainability Organization Adopts Blockchain-Based Virtual Audits to Curb COVID-19 Spread

World Sustainability Organization Adopts Blockchain-Based Virtual Audits to Curb COVID-19 Spread

With coronavirus (COVID-19) prevention measures necessitating self-isolation and social distancing, Friend of the Sea (FOS), a World Sustainability Organization’s project for seafood certification, has embraced blockchain-enabled virtual audits to mitigate the expansion of this pandemic. As a result, FOS has eradicated onsite scrutinies because safety is of the essence during these trying times.

Bitcoin is 57,000 Times Less Environmentally Friendly Than the "Green Cryptocurrency" XRP, Says Ripple

Bitcoin is 57,000 Times Less Environmentally Friendly Than the "Green Cryptocurrency" XRP, Says Ripple

Ripple claims that its cryptocurrency, XRP, is 57,000 times more environmentally friendly than the largest cryptocurrency, Bitcoin. According to Ripple’s blog post, the firm criticizes Bitcoin’s consensus mechanism, proof-of-work (PoW), as a major issue contributing to the vast amounts of energy consumed for validating and processing transactions on the network.

GitHub Introduces Arm64 Runners for Enhanced Performance and Sustainability

GitHub Introduces Arm64 Runners for Enhanced Performance and Sustainability

GitHub Actions now supports Arm64 runners, offering better performance and sustainability.

Ripple (XRP)'s 2023 Impact Report: Financial Inclusion and Climate Resilience

Ripple (XRP)'s 2023 Impact Report: Financial Inclusion and Climate Resilience

Ripple (XRP)'s 2023 Impact Report highlights strides in financial inclusion, blockchain research, and sustainability initiatives.

IBM Research Leverages AI and Hybrid Cloud for Climate Solutions

IBM Research Leverages AI and Hybrid Cloud for Climate Solutions

IBM Research is using AI and hybrid cloud technologies to accelerate the discovery of climate mitigation and adaptation solutions.

SingularityNET (AGIX) and AL’MA Action Logement Utilize AI and Knowledge Graphs for Sustainable Construction

SingularityNET (AGIX) and AL’MA Action Logement Utilize AI and Knowledge Graphs for Sustainable Construction

SingularityNET (AGIX) and AL’MA Action Logement are leveraging AI and Knowledge Graphs to innovate sustainable construction practices.

Marathon Digital and Zero Two Partner for Abu Dhabi Bitcoin-Mining Facility

Marathon Digital and Zero Two Partner for Abu Dhabi Bitcoin-Mining Facility

Marathon Digital Holdings and Zero Two have partnered to create a large-scale immersion Bitcoin-mining facility in Abu Dhabi. The joint venture, based in Mina Zayed and Masdar City, will comprise two mining sites with a combined 250-megawatt capacity. Marathon and Zero Two plan to power the facilities with excess energy from Abu Dhabi’s grid.

Celestia's Core Values: Bridging Off-chain Governance with User-centric Network

Celestia's Core Values: Bridging Off-chain Governance with User-centric Network

Mustafa Al-Bassam delineates five core values for Celestia's social layer aimed at enhancing trust-minimization and user-centric network functionalities. These values include the primacy of off-chain governance, user elevation, credible neutrality towards execution environments, economic sustainability, and minimizing overhead and state bloat. The discourse provides a profound insight into Celestia's commitment to fostering a user-driven, trust-minimized blockchain network.

Bitcoin Accelerates the Development of Renewable Energy for Bitcoin Mining

Bitcoin Accelerates the Development of Renewable Energy for Bitcoin Mining

The use of volcano power to mine Bitcoin (BTC) in El Salvador was propelling the leading cryptocurrency’s quest to accelerate renewable energy development.

Solana's SOL Price Predicted to Surpass $3000 in Bullish Scenario by 2030

Solana's SOL Price Predicted to Surpass $3000 in Bullish Scenario by 2030

VanEck's analysis suggests Solana could reach significant valuation by 2030 due to its technical innovations and user-focused applications. However, challenges like financial sustainability, technical stability, and developer adoption need to be addressed for this potential.

WEF Launches Coalition to Deal with Climate Change through Web3.0

WEF Launches Coalition to Deal with Climate Change through Web3.0

The World Economic Forum (WEF) has established a Crypto Sustainability Coalition to investigate the capability of Web3 in tackling climate change.

New Wave of Green Energy Programs Influence Crypto Mining Sector

New Wave of Green Energy Programs Influence Crypto Mining Sector

The mass exodus of crypto mining operations out of China based on intensified crackdowns has triggered the urge for sustainable and environmentally friendly mining activities.

Hive Digital Technologies Bolsters Global Reach with Swedish Data Center Acquisition

Hive Digital Technologies Bolsters Global Reach with Swedish Data Center Acquisition

Hive Digital Technologies acquires a data center in Boden, Sweden, enhancing its Bitcoin production and affirming its commitment to green energy and AI.

Ripple Co-Founder Proposes Alternatives to Proof-of-Work Model to Make Bitcoin More Sustainable

Ripple Co-Founder Proposes Alternatives to Proof-of-Work Model to Make Bitcoin More Sustainable

Many industry experts have addressed the issue of sustainability, and how the current Bitcoin network can be tweaked to achieve better energy efficiency.

Marathon Digital Initiates Bitcoin Mining Powered by Renewable Landfill Energy

Marathon Digital Initiates Bitcoin Mining Powered by Renewable Landfill Energy

Marathon Digital Holdings and Nodal Power are launching a 280 kW Bitcoin mining pilot project in Utah, converting harmful methane emissions into electricity for sustainable mining.

BTC Mining Report Draws Criticism

BTC Mining Report Draws Criticism

The New York Times’ recent report on Bitcoin mining has been criticized by some BTC proponents for cherry-picking data and overstating the fossil fuel use of BTC miners. They also point out the increasing use of sustainable energy in the sector. Despite the debate on energy consumption, Bitcoin mining remains significant for blockchain security and decentralization.

WEF Proposes Interoperable Stablecoins as Building Blocks for a Sustainable Global Economy

WEF Proposes Interoperable Stablecoins as Building Blocks for a Sustainable Global Economy

Stablecoins and the technology underlying them will be the building blocks of a more sustainable, inclusive and resilient global financial system according to the World Economic Forum (WEF).

WEF: Blockchain Can Drive Sustainable Digital Finance for a Low-Carbon Economy

WEF: Blockchain Can Drive Sustainable Digital Finance for a Low-Carbon Economy

The World Economic Forum (WEF) has highlighted Blockchain as a driver of sustainable digital finance for a low-carbon economy

Visa Card Holders Spend Over $1B in Crypto in the First Half of 2021

Visa Card Holders Spend Over $1B in Crypto in the First Half of 2021

More than $1 billion worth of crypto have spent in the first six months this year by consumers globally, Visa announced Wednesday. The company said the amount it spent on goods and services by using its crypto-linked cards primarily.

Sam Altman Advocates for Energy Breakthroughs in AI at Davos Forum

Sam Altman Advocates for Energy Breakthroughs in AI at Davos Forum

At the World Economic Forum in Davos, OpenAI CEO Sam Altman emphasized the need for an energy breakthrough to sustain future AI development, advocating for investment in fusion and other sustainable energy sources.

Racing to Save the Planet: The Role of Blockchain in Sustainability

Racing to Save the Planet: The Role of Blockchain in Sustainability

The world is in decay. A long list of environmental disasters and the relentless requirement for fossil fuels are pushing Earth's capabilities to heal itself to a dangerous tipping point. Blockchain might very well be mankind's last hope to avoid the fall.

KPMG Unveils Blockchain-Based Climate Accounting Tool To Help Drive Environmental Sustainability

KPMG Unveils Blockchain-Based Climate Accounting Tool To Help Drive Environmental Sustainability

KPMG has unveiled a blockchain capability dubbed Climate Accounting Infrastructure (CAI) to help firms measure, report, and offset their greenhouse gas emission.

Inaugural SFF x SWITCH to Kick Off Tomorrow with a Focus on Sustainability

Inaugural SFF x SWITCH to Kick Off Tomorrow with a Focus on Sustainability

Singapore, 10 November 2019… The Singapore FinTech Festival (SFF) and the Singapore Week of Innovation and TeCHnology (SWITCH) will come together for the first time as SFF x SWITCH. Running from 11 to 15 November, this event will gather the global innovation and business community in Singapore. There will be over 400 speakers, more than 900 exhibitors, 41 international pavilions, and about 60,0001 participants from 130 countries.

The Global Blockchain Congress 2019: Blockchain and its impact in sustainability, stable coins, privacy and other disruptive technologies

The Global Blockchain Congress 2019: Blockchain and its impact in sustainability, stable coins, privacy and other disruptive technologies

The Bank of Japan, the World Trade Organization, the Inter-American Development Bank and the World Economic Forum will participate in a global congress where a direct dialogue will be established to outline the future of the industry.

Is Blockchain the Missing Piece Needed in Curbing Illegal Fishing?

Is Blockchain the Missing Piece Needed in Curbing Illegal Fishing?

Illegal fishing is a predicament that is at times in oblivion despite it endangering marine ecosystems as it distorts their sustainability and biodiversity. Blockchain offers a distributed ledger technology (DLT) that can be helpful in fish tracking from the time it was captured to the moment it is consumed, and this approach can be instrumental in eradicating illegal fishing.

KPMG Launches Blockchain-Integrated Supply Chain Platform in Australia, China & Japan

KPMG Launches Blockchain-Integrated Supply Chain Platform in Australia, China & Japan

Big Four audit firm, KPMG has announced that it has rolled out a blockchain-enabled track and trace platform dubbed KPMG Origins in Australia, China, and Japan. The platform leverages on emerging technological innovations, such as blockchain and internet of things sensors (IoT), as well as analytics and data tools.

Kraken’s Ethereum 2.0 Staking Service Is a Success, With More Than 100,000 ETH Secured

Kraken’s Ethereum 2.0 Staking Service Is a Success, With More Than 100,000 ETH Secured

US-based Kraken has been among the crypto exchanges that has welcomed Ethereum 2.0 staking with open arms.

Blockchain Enhances Traceability of Organic Cotton from Farm to Consumer

Blockchain Enhances Traceability of Organic Cotton from Farm to Consumer

Fashion for Good, PVH Corp, C&A Foundation & Organic Cotton Accelerator, Bext 360, and Zalando have successfully collaborated on a blockchain pilot project that traces organic cotton from farm to consumer.

Blockchain Unleashed at the United Nations General Assembly on the Global Crisis

Blockchain Unleashed at the United Nations General Assembly on the Global Crisis

Greta Thunberg, the 16-year-old has been on the headlines for the global climate crisis movement and has delivered a compelling speech at the 73rd United Nations General Assembly (UNGA).

American Health Firm Enhances Medical Record Transparency with Blockchain

American Health Firm Enhances Medical Record Transparency with Blockchain

For the next 3 years, American Health Insurance Company Anthem is reported to be adding blockchain technology to store and share medical history for its 40 million-plus consumer base.

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