Article: Crypto Climate Accord will shift cryptocurrency industry to 100% renewable energy by 2030

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Crypto Climate Accord will shift cryptocurrency industry to 100% renewable energy by 2030

Cryptocurrency is so hot it might melt the polar ice caps. But a new group dubbed the Crypto Climate Accord is debuting today as a way to head off that particular apocalypse.

The group is a private sector initiative aimed at making the cryptocurrency industry 100% renewable in energy consumption by 2030. The group is a partnership of Energy Web, RMI, and the Alliance for Innovative Regulation (AIR). The group brings together parties including CoinShares, ConsenSys, Web 3, Ripple, the United Nations, and others who want sustainable blockchain and crypto technology.

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Article: Huobi Charity Pledges $1 Million to UNICEF to Drive Social Impact Through Blockchain and Emerging Tech

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Huobi Charity Pledges $1 Million to UNICEF to Drive Social Impact Through Blockchain and Emerging Tech

Huobi Group, the world’s leading blockchain company, today announced that its philanthropic arm Huobi Charity Limited (“Huobi Charity”) regulated by the Charity Commissioners of Gibraltar (registration no. 324) is committing $1 million in bitcoin (BTC) and fiat currency to UNICEF to help foster global blockchain development and innovations with the potential to impact children and young people globally.

Funds will be distributed to the UNICEF CryptoFund, a new financial vehicle allowing UNICEF to receive, hold, and disburse cryptocurrency, and UNICEF’s Innovation Fund, a pooled fund specifically designed to finance early stage, open-source technology that can benefit children. The Innovation Fund has received contributions of $34.9M USD, 2267 ETH and 8 BTC. The donation marks the first extensive institutional BTC donation accepted by UNICEF.

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Article: What is bitcoin? Why the digital currency became popular

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What is bitcoin? Why the digital currency became popular

BITCOIN ($ BTC) had its origin as open source software (Open Source), presented by “Satoshi Nakamoto”, alias of a programmer or group of programmers whose motivation for its development was the economic crisis of 2008 – 2009, specifically the decision to print money for the rescue of banks after the credit and stock market crisis of the real estate bubble.

Bitcoin is known as the first cryptocurrency of the more than 2,000 that exist today, independent of any government authority (decentralization), its production is completely digital, subject to an issuance limited to 21 million Bitcoins .

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Article: Occam.fi reveals the first-ever Ethereum-to-Cardano liquidity bridge

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Occam.fi reveals the first-ever Ethereum-to-Cardano liquidity bridge

The Occam Association is pleased to reveal the launch of the first-ever Ethereum-to-Cardano cross-chain liquidity bridge, developed as part of the OccamRazer decentralized launchpad.

OccamRazer provides opportunities for projects building on Cardano to raise capital through initial DEX offerings powered by decentralized liquidity pools. Occam’s cross-chain bridge is essential to providing adequate liquidity to these pools, which will enable Ethereum users to fund projects building on the Cardano blockchain and seamlessly move liquidity from Ethereum to the Cardano ecosystem.

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Article: DeFi-ing the odds: Why DeFi could rebuild trust in financial services

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DeFi-ing the odds: Why DeFi could rebuild trust in financial services

To function effectively, society has long depended on people having faith in their institutions. Thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic and wide-ranging failures of leadership, that faith has been tested like never before.

Nowhere is the decline in trust more evident than in the financial services sector. In its 2021 Trust Barometer, Edelman found that only 53% of American respondents said they trusted those in the U.S. to “do what is right” — down 5% from its 2020 survey. You can see this in the battle between Main Street and Wall Street, which played out in January’s GameStop rally. More than just another “short squeeze,” the rally highlighted the fact that many younger investors simply don’t believe in financial institutions.

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Article: Tesla Just Helped Patch a Bug in This Open Source Bitcoin Payment Processor

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Tesla Just Helped Patch a Bug in This Open Source Bitcoin Payment Processor

Tesla just contributed to Bitcoin open source software. The car maker disclosed a bug in the open-source Bitcoin payment processor and wallet BTCPay Server, and it also helped the project’s team patch the flaw.

The electric vehicle and renewables company informed BTCPay’s team of the bug after reviewing the project’s GitHub last week. It affects users who boot BTCPay from “Docker Deployment, have a configured email server and enabled registration for users in Server Settings > Policies,” according to a post on BTCPay’s GitHub that included a software patch.

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Article: Bitcoin – A Famous Digital Currency

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Bitcoin – A Famous Digital Currency

Bitcoin, the first cryptocurrency, is a decentralized form of digital cash. This is the coin that is very useful in eliminating the need for traditional intermediaries like banks and governments to make financial transactions. Bitcoin was introduced in 2009. It has the credit to be called the first of a new kind of asset called cryptocurrency, a decentralized form of digital cash.

This is a coin that is powered through a combination of peer-to-peer technology — a network of individuals, — and software-driven cryptography. This is the science of passing secret information that can only be read by the sender and receiver. It helps Bitcoin in becoming a currency backed by code rather than items of physical value, like gold or silver, or by trust in central authorities like the U.S. dollar or Japanese yen.

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Article: Microsoft Launches Decentralized Identity Platform ION On Bitcoin’s Blockchain

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Microsoft Launches Decentralized Identity Platform ION On Bitcoin’s Blockchain

“We have deployed an ION node to our production infrastructure and are working together with other companies and organizations to do so as well,” said Daniel Buchner of Microsoft’s Decentralized Identity team.

The project is also completely open-source, meaning it has been designed for any individual user to run their own node. “In fact, the more nodes in operation, the stronger the network becomes,” noted Buchner.

Article: Using Blockchain to Archive digital data and Evidence used in Open Source Investigations

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Using Blockchain to Archive digital data and Evidence used in Open Source Investigations

I’ve always been interested in online investigations and open source intelligence. There’s something fascinating about crowd sourced investigations and individuals coming together to look into real world issues.

On my journey into this subject years ago I inevitably stumbled across Bellingcat. I recently finished reading Eliot Higgins’ ‘We are Bellingcat’ which dives into how he started Bellingcat and how it grew into what it is today.

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Article: Elon Musk says people can now buy a Tesla with bitcoin

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Elon Musk says people can now buy a Tesla with bitcoin

Tesla CEO Elon Musk announced late Tuesday that it is now possible to buy Tesla vehicles in the U.S. with bitcoin. The automaker last month revealed that it had bought $1.5 billion worth of bitcoin and that it would soon start accepting the world’s most popular cryptocurrency as a form of payment.

“You can now buy a Tesla with Bitcoin,” tweeted Musk, who was officially made the “Technoking of Tesla” this month.People outside the U.S. will be able to buy a Tesla with bitcoin “later this year,” Musk said, without specifying which countries.In order to accept the payment, Musk said Tesla is using “internal” and “open source software.”

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