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  • The ICO Scams Hurting Energy Blockchain’s Credibility

    by added on 10 July 2018

    Earlier this year, fans of the Belgian micro-hydro power plant developer Turbulent were surprised to see the company was launching an initial coin offering (ICO). Co-founder and chief innovator Geert Slachmuylders, was surprised, too, when they contacted him for details. Because the ICO, an unregulated form of crowdfunding used by blockchain companies, had nothing to do with Turbulent. The whole thing ...

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  • The ICO Scams Hurting Energy Blockchain’s Credibility

    by added on 10 July 2018

    Earlier this year, fans of the Belgian micro-hydropower plant developer Turbulent were surprised to see the company was launching an initial coin offering. Co-founder and Chief Innovator Geert Slachmuylders was surprised too when he was contacted for more details. That was because the ICO, an unregulated form of crowdfunding used by blockchain companies, had nothing to do with Turbulent. The whole ...

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  • The Startup Aiming to Wipe Out Blockchain’s Carbon Footprint

    by added on 5 July 2018

    The United Nations is supporting a startup that aims to get rid of the carbon footprint produced by blockchains — by using a blockchain. Singapore-based New Era Energy has developed a blockchain-based framework called Carbon Grid Protocol that is intended to help other blockchain players offset emissions. In the case of bitcoin, these are estimated to equal more than 500 kilos ...

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  • Why Blockchain May Not Be the Best Tool for Energy Trading

    by added on 2 July 2018

    Judging from the exploding number of startups out there, one might think blockchain is going to revolutionize energy trading. But the technology could be a poor fit for the applications that many companies are hoping to use it for, according to one expert. Blockchain is being touted as a way to cost-efficiently manage thousands or millions of transactions across hundreds of ...

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  • Imagining Two Futures for Energy Blockchain

    by added on 11 April 2018

    Blockchain is largely untested compared to its potential. We know it’s likely transformative — we just don’t know exactly how. There are hundreds of potential applications in the electricity business. Which ones will win out? To kick off this week's show, Shayle, Scott and Stephen will examine different pathways for the technology. We'll answer: Of all the scenarios for the future of ...

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