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US Senate to Review Blockchain Energy Efficiency

The US Senate is preparing for another blockchain hearing next week, this time to discuss its energy efficiency and implications. The 23-member Committee on Energy and Natural Resources will hold the “Energy Efficiency of Blockchain and Similar Technologies” hearing on 21August to discuss the issues and practical implications of its widespread adoption on the energy […]

India Investigates Replacing Smart Travel Cards with Crypto Tokens

The Indian government is currently in the midst of reviewing the viability of substituting smart travel cards for its own central-bank issued crypto tokens. A senior official from the country’s finance ministry and a member of the committee undertaking applicability research for the crypto token said that the committee is currently researching the use of a custom […]

Silk Road Questions Unanswered as Ulbricht Gathers 60K Clemency Signatures

Ross Ulbricht was sentenced to life in prison back in 2015 for operating the Silk Road marketplace but many people believe he should be set free. The Ulbricht family, aided by his new Twitter account @RealRossU, has managed to gather close to 60,000 signatures in a petition for his clemency. Meanwhile, many questions surrounding the […]

Wendy McElroy: Free-Market Law Enforcement for Crypto

The Satoshi Revolution: A Revolution of Rising Expectations. Section 4: State Versus Society Chapter 9, Part 6 Government is a law factory. It passes laws in the same manner that another type of factory extrudes metal molding…But, whereas a factory which extrudes metal molding is providing a product which is useful to the citizens generally, […]