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Crypto-currencies such as Bitcoin rely on enormous amounts of computing power, and therefore electricity. As the crytpo-boom gathered steam last year, the unsustainability of this approach was noted, with the energy used to run these computations making a significant contribution…

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In June, Recorded Future researchers began to notice a large amount of data transfer associated with altcoin currencies – a cryptocurrency other than Bitcoin – and discovered a blockchain scam, called Marine Chain Platform, tied to North Korea, according to…

Coinbase now lets you buy and sell ZRX

Coinbase’s newest asset is live. On Tuesday the popular U.S.-based cryptocurrency platform added support for ZRX, the token representing the 0x Project. On Coinbase, ZRX joins the rarified ranks of Bitcoin, Bitcoin Cash, Ethereum, Ethereum Classic and Litecoin. It looks…

PlusOneCoin made a cryptocurrency for upvotes

A team of developers have made something called PlusOneCoin, a clever cryptocurrency that essentially allows owners to upvote content on two financial sites, ADVFN and Investorshub. The idea — to reward people for accessing content and, more importantly, interacting with…

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With a safety crew around it at all times, Burning Man's largest ever vehicle sails into a dust storm — and controversy.Image: matan tzinamon/big imagination Many Burning Man art projects — the good, the bad, and the ugly — have…