As the cryptocurrency market expands, so too does the volume of energy required to maintain it. If the Bitcoin market alone continues to progress at its current rate, it will soon consume more energy annually than countries such as Peru. One potential solution to this issue is renewable energy; and that is where 4NEW hopes to come […]

4NEW

Ethereum’s governance model isn’t flawed, it’s just badly communicated, the cryptocurrency’s creator Vitalik Buterin said in a developer meeting Friday. Coming amidst a heated debate over a proposal that seeks to standardize a method by which changes to the ethereum software would be considered as a way to retrieve lost funds, developers discussed how to clarify […]

Ethereum

Cointelegraph proudly unveils the launch of its German version, CT Deutsch today, Feb. 23. Starting today, both the most important news from our main page as well as local updates from Germany, Austria and Switzerland will be available in German, making for convenient reading for our German-speaking visitors everywhere. With powerful regional crypto communities, fueled […]

Austria

The proportion of suspected money laundering cases involving cryptocurrency in Japan is a fraction of the fiat total for 2017, new data reported by Nikkei Asian Review shows. As Nikkei reports, quoting statistics from Japan’s National Police Agency, from April to December 2017, cryptocurrency exchanges reported 669 instances of suspicious activity they suspect could be […]

Bitcoin

Two state senators in Georgia have proposed a new bill that would allow citizens to pay their tax obligations in bitcoin, marking the second such legislative effort of its kind to emerge this year. Public records show that the measure submitted on Feb. 21 by senators Michael Williams and Joshua McKoon would tweak the rules governing the […]

Bitcoin

The governments of Turkey and Iran are both considering developing their own government-backed digital currencies, following on the heels of the Feb. 20 pre-sale of Venezuela’s national oil-backed Petro coin. Feb. 21, a day after the Petro’s launch, Iran’s Ministry of Information and Communications Technology (ICT) tweeted that Iran’s Post Bank is working on releasing a […]

Bitcoin Regulation