Impact

Congress is preparing an oversight hearing on Bitcoin mining's environmental impact: sources

Congress is preparing an oversight hearing on Bitcoin mining’s environmental impact: sources

advertisement A Congressional subcommittee is preparing a hearing to examine the environmental impact of cryptocurrencies, especially bitcoin mining, three sources with knowledge of the matter have told The Block. The Oversight and Investigations subcommittee of the House Energy and Commerce Committee is apparently working on a roster of witnesses to account for the energy use …

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Crypto quant hedge fund CIO explains the impact of Elon Musk's tweets on the bitcoin market

Crypto quant hedge fund CIO explains the impact of Elon Musk’s tweets on the bitcoin market

Episode 28 of Season 3 of The Scoop was recorded remotely with The Block’s Frank Chaparro and Cambrian Asset Management’s Martin Green.  Listen below, and subscribe to The Scoop on Apple, Spotify, Google Play, Stitcher or wherever you listen to podcasts. Email feedback and revision requests to [email protected] This episode is brought to you by our sponsors Bakkt, Kraken, and Exodus Bakkt® unlocks …

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Joe Biden's Crypto Impact Is Unclear as He Wins Presidency

Joe Biden’s Crypto Impact Is Unclear as He Wins Presidency

Joe Biden’s picks to head key regulatory agencies could redefine cryptocurrency policy in the coming years, although it’s unclear exactly how.  The Associated Press declared on Saturday that Biden, the Democratic nominee, beat President Donald Trump, a first-term Republican in an election that was marked by division and the continued spread of the COVID-19 pandemic. …

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Why Bitcoin's impact on Latin America's unbanked remains 'fairly limited'?

Why Bitcoin’s impact on Latin America’s unbanked remains ‘fairly limited’?

Over the years, while cryptocurrencies, namely Bitcoin has explored different use cases, one of the strongest narratives Bitcoin has been part of involves providing a financial avenue for the world’s unbanked population. This has been demonstrated in developing markets in which a substantial demographic continues to not have access to the country’s financial infrastructure or …

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Bitcoin Halving 2020: Miners in China Brace For Impact

Bitcoin Halving 2020: Miners in China Brace For Impact

Hosted by CoinDesk Research Analyst Christine Kim, the first episode of the Bitcoin Halving 2020 podcast series is about the impact of bitcoin’s third halving on the concentration of miners in China. In about 40 days, the world’s first and largest cryptocurrency by market capitalization, bitcoin (BTC), will undergo a pre-programmed block reward reduction known …

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