BIS and Hong Kong Monetary Authority to Experiment With Tokenized Green Bonds

The tokenized green bonds are the Bank of International Settlements Innovation Hub's first green finance project.

News  ·  25 August 2021

Bitcoin Mining Council Says Sustainable Power Mix on the Rise

The council's survey focused on the crypto mining industry's electricity consumption and sustainable power mix.

News  ·  2 July 2021
Bitcoin Mining

Square to Invest $5M to Build Solar-Powered Bitcoin Mining Facility With Blockstream

The announcement comes as the environmental impact of mining for the world's largest cryptocurrency has come under intense scrutiny.

News  ·  6 June 2021

Bitcoin’s Bull Market ‘May Have Come to an End,’ Says MRB Partners

Some analysts expect limited upside in bitcoin despite the possibility of a brief bounce.

Markets  ·  3 June 2021

Sam Bankman-Fried Says Bitcoin Mining Council Opens an ‘Interesting Can of Worms’

Hopefully it will clean up the "stupid dialogue going on about ESG," he said. "Not in the sense that ESG was stupid, but that the dialogue was."

Markets  ·  25 May 2021
Funding Rounds

OneOf Raises $63M in Seed Funding to Build Music NFT Platform on Tezos

The firm says that by building on Tezos it can provide a more environmentally sustainable marketplace.

Business  ·  25 May 2021
Digital Assets

Goldman’s Crypto Chief Worries About Fraud, but Not Cryptocurrency’s Future

The investment banking giant’s Mathew McDermott said the company would continue to expand its offerings in the cryptocurrency space to meet surging demand.

People  ·  22 May 2021

Greenpeace Stops Accepting Bitcoin Donations, Cites High Energy Use

Friends of the Earth is reported to be reviewing the situation, too.

News  ·  21 May 2021

Crypto Derivatives Exchange BitMEX Pledges to Become Carbon Neutral

The firm said it would pay a small percentage of fees to start offsetting carbon emissions.

Markets  ·  21 May 2021
New York

Upstate NY Bitcoin Miner Greenidge to Offset Rigs’ Carbon Emissions

The power station that sparked controversy over a bitcoin mining expansion plan will also invest in renewable energy projects.

Policy & regulation  ·  14 May 2021

Bitcoin’s Still a Buy, Despite Tesla, Says Bloomberg’s McGlone

Will the man who forecast bitcoin's price rise to $50K last year be heeded or ignored?

Markets  ·  13 May 2021

What’s the Carbon Footprint of Fiat Money?

Bigger than bitcoin, that's for sure.

People  ·  13 May 2021

Elon Musk Says Tesla Is Suspending Bitcoin Payments Over Environmental Concerns

However, Tesla will not be selling any of its bitcoin anytime soon.

Business  ·  12 May 2021

Minting Your Meme NFT Won’t Burn the Planet

The debate over crypto's energy footprint is confused and unhelpful. Please stop comparing it to that of a mid-sized European country.

Business  ·  6 May 2021
New York

New York Bill Would Freeze Bitcoin Miners Pending Environmental Review

The new legislation seeks to counter an industry that critics blast as detrimental to New York’s decarbonization goals.

Policy & regulation  ·  4 May 2021