The Blockchain Africa Participants Optimistic About Continent Becoming Center of Progress

Several use cases for blockchain-based solutions in Africa could potentially drive the technology forward in a global context. The Blockchain Africa conference produced a swathe of optimism for Africa to become a driving force behind the development and use of new blockchain-powered technologies. Over the past few years, blockchain has replaced cryptocurrency as the “it” […]

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Using Digital Currency for Climate Markets

The need for reducing carbon emissions is increasing. How can blockchain help in the quest to eliminate carbon emissions? Climate change has created a rapidly growing global market for a digital eco-commodity called carbon credits. Current estimates value these carbon markets at over $100 billion annually. A carbon credit represents one metric ton of CO2 […]

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Iranian Authorities Have Issued 1,000 Licenses for Cryptocurrency Mining

Iran’s Ministry of Industries, Mining and Trade has issued 1,000 cryptocurrency mining licenses since the introduction of the certification regime. Iran’s Ministry of Industries, Mining and Trade has issued over 1,000 cryptocurrency mining licenses to domestic operations. According to a report published on Jan. 24 by Iran’s Banking and Economic System Reference Media (IBENA), a […]

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Power Ledger Integrates Blockchain-Based Energy Auditing in Solar Power Asset

Australia-based blockchain energy firm Power Ledger has purchased a 250 kW photovoltaic system that will use a blockchain-based data management and settlement system. Australia-based blockchain energy firm Power Ledger has purchased a 250 kilowatt (kW) photovoltaic system that will utilize a blockchain-based data management and settlement system. Per a press release shared with Cointelegraph on […]

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China Walks Back Hardline Media Rhetoric Toward Crypto and Blockchain

With Chinese President Xi Jinping recently showcasing support for blockchain, local media is seemingly changing its sentiment toward crypto. Earlier this week, a story published by Chinese state-run media outlet Xinhua featured some pro-Bitcoin comments that referred to the flagship digital currency as being the world’s “first successful application of blockchain technology.” This latest endorsement […]

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