Category: Environment

SEC boss tells EU Parliament crypto and fintech could be as disruptive ‘as the internet’

SEC boss tells EU Parliament crypto and fintech could be as disruptive ‘as the internet’

SEC chairman Gary Gensler promoted cooperation between Europe and The United States in seeking to regulate decentralized financial technologies. 4228 Total views 61 Total shares Gary Gensler, the chairman of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), has appeared virtually before the European Parliament to share his policy recommendations regarding the regulation of crypto assets. […]

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Canadian investment firm plans to plant trees matching buys in Bitcoin ETF

Canadian investment firm plans to plant trees matching buys in Bitcoin ETF

The investment firm filed the application for its Bitcoin ETF with Canadian securities regulators in February. 2106 Total views 23 Total shares Accelerate Financial Technologies is planning to match each investment in its pending Bitcoin exchange-traded fund with the planting of thousands of trees. According to a Friday report from Bloomberg, the Calgary-based investment services […]

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Top mining, metals firms test blockchain to trace cobalt for electric cars

Top mining, metals firms test blockchain to trace cobalt for electric cars

Miners Glencore, CMOC and Eurasian Resources Group, together with battery material supplier Umicore, are looking for ways to ensure the cobalt used for electric vehicles is traceable. 5164 Total views 12 Total shares Establishing responsible cobalt sourcing practices has become a major focus of attention for human rights groups, environmental researchers and others in recent […]

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Experts debate Bitcoin climate footprint in latest Cointelegraph Crypto Duel

Experts debate Bitcoin climate footprint in latest Cointelegraph Crypto Duel

In the latest Cointelegraph video debate, experts discuss pathways towards making Bitcoin more sustainable. 2697 Total views 29 Total shares In the latest Cointelegraph Crypto Duel, founder of Digiconomist Alex de Vries and CEO and founder of Blockchain for Climate Joseph Pallant debated the intensity of Bitcoin’s footprint and possible paths forward to reduce it.  […]

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