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Could using blockchain kill your green credentials?
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blockchain

Could using blockchain kill your green credentials?

With Bitcoin transactions consuming enough energy to fuel a small country, can blockchain technology ever be considered environmentally friendly?
1 Dec 2021
Citigroup to create 100 blockchain and cryptocurrency roles
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cryptocurrencies

Citigroup to create 100 blockchain and cryptocurrency roles

The new positions are expected to be filled by the end of 2022
23 Nov 2021
El Salvador announces plans to build a 'Bitcoin city' at the foot of a volcano
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El Salvador announces plans to build a 'Bitcoin city' at the foot of a volcano

President Nayib Bukele said the country will harness the geothermal energy from the volcano on which the city will be built to mine the Bitcoin requir…
22 Nov 2021
IT Pro 20/20: The future of IT infrastructure
IT Pro 20/20: IT infrastructure in 2021 and beyond
IT infrastructure

IT Pro 20/20: The future of IT infrastructure

Is UK net neutrality under threat and can using blockchain ruin your green credentials? Issue 22 of IT Pro 20/20 is out now
4 Nov 2021
Cryptocurrency: Should you invest?
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Cryptocurrency: Should you invest?

Cryptocurrencies aren’t going away – but big questions remain over their longevity, the amount of energy they consume and the morals of investing
27 Oct 2021
Buggy DeFi update mistakenly issues $90m worth of COMP coins to users
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cryptocurrencies

Buggy DeFi update mistakenly issues $90m worth of COMP coins to users

Founder of Compound Labs pleads with users to return the money or risk action from the IRS
1 Oct 2021
IT Pro Panel: Can you build a business on blockchain?
IT Pro Panel: Can you build a business on blockchain?
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IT Pro Panel: Can you build a business on blockchain?

Blockchain’s about more than just cryptocurrencies, but does it have a place in the enterprise?
27 Sep 2021
What is cryptocurrency mining?
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What is cryptocurrency mining?

We explain how cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin are actually made
23 Sep 2021
Australia and Singapore complete blockchain trial of cross-border trade
Digital chains linked together
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Australia and Singapore complete blockchain trial of cross-border trade

The countries are hoping to remove the need for paper documents and reduce transaction costs
18 Aug 2021
Poly Network offers up $500k bug bounty reward to its own hacker
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Poly Network offers up $500k bug bounty reward to its own hacker

The reward has been offered following the successful return of $610 million in stolen tokens
13 Aug 2021
Poly Network hacker returns $342 million of stolen assets
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Poly Network hacker returns $342 million of stolen assets

Hacker states that they are “not very interested in money”
12 Aug 2021
Australia green lights $5.6 million blockchain pilot projects
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Australia green lights $5.6 million blockchain pilot projects

Two companies have been awarded the funding and will implement the tech in the country’s minerals and food and beverage sectors
13 Jul 2021
Visa partners with 50 platforms to support direct crypto payments
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Visa partners with 50 platforms to support direct crypto payments

People can buy goods using cryptocurrency-linked Visa cards, with rewards administered like airline miles
8 Jul 2021
UK’s financial regulator blocks Binance crypto exchange
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UK’s financial regulator blocks Binance crypto exchange

Users in the UK will be prohibited from trading through the world’s largest cryptocurrency exchange platform
28 Jun 2021
Web creator to sell original source code as an NFT
The creator of the world wide web Sir Tim Berners-Lee
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Web creator to sell original source code as an NFT

Sotheby's will auction the single non-fungible token that consists of time-stamped files, a video, a letter and a poster of the code
16 Jun 2021
Bitcoin value sinks to a three-month low
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Bitcoin value sinks to a three-month low

Fluctuations were also seen in other popular digital currencies such as Ethererum and Dogecoin
17 May 2021
Microsoft to shut down Azure Blockchain Service
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blockchain

Microsoft to shut down Azure Blockchain Service

The platform is no longer accepting new members ahead of its closure in September
13 May 2021
Tesla to abandon Bitcoin for vehicle payments due to environmental costs
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cryptocurrencies

Tesla to abandon Bitcoin for vehicle payments due to environmental costs

Elon Musk says his firm will look into supporting alternative cryptocurrencies that consume less than 1% of the energy Bitcoin does
13 May 2021
NatWest board member suggests bank will reject business customers who mainly deal in cryptocurrencies
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NatWest board member suggests bank will reject business customers who mainly deal in cryptocurrencies

The company later clarified that customers can accept virtual currencies if certain conditions are met
23 Apr 2021
What are NFTs, and should your business care?
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What are NFTs, and should your business care?

We decipher the crypto craze of the moment
20 Apr 2021
Turkey bans Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies
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cryptocurrencies

Turkey bans Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies

The nation’s central bank says digital currencies have a lack of central oversight and high risk of fraud
16 Apr 2021
What is Bitcoin?
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What is Bitcoin?

Our guide to the world's most funded cryptocurrency
13 Apr 2021
PayPal users can now checkout using Bitcoin
Paypal's new cryptocurrency service
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PayPal users can now checkout using Bitcoin

Customers can use Checkout with Crypto to buy goods using Bitcoin, Litecoin, Ethereum and Bitcoin Cash
30 Mar 2021