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Germany’s energy transition: the role of blockchain in promoting renewable energy technologies

Germany’s energy transition: the role of blockchain in promoting renewable energy technologies

Joao Francisco writes on the Business Blockchain HQ website about how several German companies are using blockchain to help deploy renewable energy in the energy transition to a low-carbon economy.   Blockchain Plays Leading Role in Germany’s Renewable Energy Evolution Germany’s renewable energy push is taking shape as the country abandons coal and nuclear-based energy … Continue reading

Solving the energy consumption and scaling problems will be crucial if Bitcoin, or any other cryptocurrency, is ever to fulfil its dream of replacing existing payment method

Solving the energy consumption and scaling problems will be crucial if Bitcoin, or any other cryptocurrency, is ever to fulfil its dream of replacing existing payment method

“The energy consumption required to continue this speculative bubble is tremendous. Maintaining the Bitcoin network currently consumes more electricity than entire nations like Switzerland …” writes Thomas Hornigold on the singularityhub website about the cryptocurrency Bitcoin. He goes on to discuss the energy issues and the options that are becoming available. He concludes: “We can’t … Continue reading

One of Apple’s co-founders carrying out an initiative that will be incorporating blockchain to improve energy efficiency

One of Apple’s co-founders carrying out an initiative that will be incorporating blockchain to improve energy efficiency

Apple’s co-founder Steve Wozniak has carried out an initiative that will be incorporating blockchain to bring more efficiency in the field of energy through a company in Malta. Ravi Rd explains in an article on the AllStocks website.   Apple Co-Founder Steve Wozniak Builds a Blockchain Energy-Efficiency Company in Malta Apple’s co-founder Steve Wozniak has … Continue reading

The association between blockchains and energy

The association between blockchains and energy

While the jury is still out, many are appreciating the role that blockchains can play in the energy sector.  Simon Chandler explains in an article on the Coin Telegraph website. Blockchain Tech and the Energy Industry: More Decentralization and Greater Efficiency The association between blockchains and energy is usually a negative one. “The Bitcoin blockchain … Continue reading

Spanish utility now using blockchain to “guarantee” that the energy it supplies to its customers comes from 100 percent renewable sources

Spanish utility now using blockchain to “guarantee” that the energy it supplies to its customers comes from 100 percent renewable sources

Blockchain technology is starting to become an important tool for many industries. Anmar Frangoul explains how the energy company Iberdrola is using it to promote renewable energy in an article on the CNBC website.   Iberdrola uses blockchain to ensure renewable energy supply Major utility provider Iberdrola has used blockchain technology to “guarantee” that the … Continue reading

Blockchain’s potential role in sustainable development

Blockchain’s potential role in sustainable development

Adam Fishman Lynn Wagner explains on the International Institute for Environment and Development SDG Knowledge Hub website about blockchain’s potential for contributing to SDG implementation.  This week Energycities also announced a new report on blockchain and the energy transition. It is available here.   Policy Brief: SDG Knowledge Weekly: Blockchain in Practice This week’s brief … Continue reading