Month: January 2022

US Lawmakers Press Bitcoin Mining Firms on Energy Usage, Carbon Emissions, Climate Crisis

Eight U.S. lawmakers, including Senator Elizabeth Warren, have sent letters to top U.S.-based bitcoin mining firms questioning them about their crypto mining operations. “The extraordinarily high energy usage and carbon emissions associated with bitcoin mining could undermine our hard work to tackle the climate crisis — not to mention the harmful impacts cryptomining has on

Law Decoded: Russia flounders, America competes, IMF keeps fuming, Jan. 24–31

One of the most fascinating implications of the collision between traditional political institutions and the crypto space is how it can reveal the glaring lack of cohesion within power systems that otherwise look monolithic. Digital assets reside in a parallel policy dimension where neither a centralized consensus nor a clear rulebook exists, leading to a

Ariva (ARV) Announces Milestone Partnership With World Tourism Forum Institute (WTFI) and Global Tourism Forum (GTF)

press release PRESS RELEASE. Ariva, a next-generation tourism & travel blockchain protocol, has announced a partnership with World Tourism Forum Institute and Global Tourism Forum. This is a significant development and will place Ariva at the forefront of the tourism industry. Ariva reveals key partnership Ariva will be leveraging its collaboration with World Tourism Forum

COVID restrictions stymie digital yuan rollout at Beijing Winter Olympics: report

Though athletes and support staff arriving for the Beijing 2022 Olympics still have the option of using digital currency for payments at many venues, the international test run of China’s CBDC is reportedly facing hurdles due to the pandemic. According to a Monday report from CNN, athletes, officials, and journalists for the country’s olympics games

FTX Raises $400 Million in Series C Fundraise, Firm Reaches $32 Billion Valuation

Following the company’s subsidiary FTX US raising funds in its first Series A financing round, parent company FTX Trading Ltd. has announced it has secured $400 million in a Series C fundraise. The crypto company’s latest financing round brings the firm’s post-money valuation to $32 billion. FTX Series C Fundraise Brings Firm’s Valuation to $32