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RMI to Develop Green Crypto Accounting Methodology & Procurement Principles for the Crypto Climate Accord

August 5, 2021

These open-source tools will promote good practices in the crypto industry and, eventually, supply chains in other sectors
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Link Global Technologies Joins Crypto Climate Accord

July 20, 2021

The Crypto Climate Accord (CCA) is a private sector-led initiative to decarbonize the crypto and blockchain sector.
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Blockleaders.io joins Crypto Climate Accord

July 19, 2021

Blockleaders.io, the crypto industry platform co-founded by award winning journalist Jillian Godsil, has joined the Crypto Climate Accord (CCA).
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Ocean Falls Blockchain Joins the Crypto Climate Accord

July 16, 2021

Ocean Falls Blockchain Corp. (“OFB” or the “Company”), an environmentally conscious cryptocurrency miner with burgeoning blockchain technologies in development
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Brane Capital Commits to Carbon Neutrality, Contributing to Greening of Blockchain

July 15, 2021

The Accord is a private sector-led initiative inspired by the Paris Climate Agreement, focused on reducing
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How Blockchain Tech Can Help Drive a Sustainable Future

July 9, 2021

As we mentioned last week, this is part two of our two-part series of “Blockchain meet ESG,” an exploration of the challenges and opportunities that confront the crypto and blockchain communities as investors
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New partnership: Crypto Climate Accord

July 2, 2021

The Crypto Climate Accord, inspired by the Paris Climate Accord, is fighting back against climate change and the detrimental effects fossil fuels have on our environment.
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RedPanda Earth Joins Crypto Climate Accord as Signatory!

June 30, 2021

RedPanda Earth is pleased to announce it has signed on as a Signatory with the Crypto Climate Accord (CCA).
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Crypto Corner Podcast 622: Stocks discussed

June 30, 2021

Coinbase (NasdaqGS:COIN) has announced, through an official blog post, plans for a “crypto app store.” The company aims to empower developers and give users easy access to an array of innovative apps.
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A Green Future Is Coming: Charging Stations to Accept Crypto

June 30, 2021

News swirling around the high energy use of cryptocurrencies has badly affected the market, notably starting with Bitcoin, as Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA) temporarily cut ties with the asset
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Can a “green Bitcoin” help solve cryptocurrencies’ sustainability problem?

June 30, 2021

Amid a rise in demand for cryptocurrencies, especially in emerging markets, and an increased appetite for sustainable finance globally, efforts are under way to develop a so-called “green Bitcoin”
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Terra Pool Joins Crypto Climate Accord

June 30, 2021

DMG Blockchain Solutions Inc. (TSX-V: DMGI) (OTCQB: DMGGF) (FSE: 6AX) (“DMG” or the “Company”) a publicly traded, vertically integrated blockchain and cryptocurrency technology company, announces
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China, Elon Musk raise alarm about bitcoin energy use: Here’s how it could be made more ‘green’

June 30, 2021

China cracking down on bitcoin mining and Elon Musk suspending Tesla’s acceptance of bitcoin due to the large amounts of energy it takes to mine have both contributed to the cryptocurrency
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Here’s everything you need to know about the Crypto Climate Accord — the push to make cryptocurrencies 100% green

June 29, 2021

Bitcoin propagators argue that cryptocurrencies’ carbon emissions are nothing compared
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The Crypto Climate Accord Walks a Fine Line Between Self-Interest and the Greater Good

June 28, 2021

As the spotlight turns once again towards the environmental impact of blockchain technologies, support for the Crypto Climate Accord has come from curious corners of the industry, raising questions about its signatories’ motives.
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Enjin (ENJ) Joins the Crypto Climate Accord

June 27, 2021

Several major participants in the cryptocurrency space in recent times have shown renewed interest in facilitating environmentally-friendly activities.
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The Companies Who Launched The Crypto Climate Accord, Signatories & Supporters

June 23, 2021

On April 8, 2021 Energy Web announced the launch of the Crypto Climate Accord to decarbonize the blockchain and cryptocurrency industries.
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Bitcoin drops as China intensifies crypto mining crackdown

June 21, 2021

Bitcoin sank Monday on reports that China has intensified its crackdown on cryptocurrency mining.
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Sustainability solution or climate calamity? The dangers and promise of cryptocurrency technology

June 20, 2021

The amount of energy needed to power the Bitcoin network is staggering: Tim Berners-Lee, credited as the inventor of the World Wide Web, has gone so far as to describe “Bitcoin mining” as
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Bitcoin miners exit China, beat a path to the U.S. as crypto climate shifts

June 18, 2021

Jiang Zhuoer became a multimillionaire a few years ago by operating some of the most lucrative mines in China. His commodity? Bitcoin. Jiang had about 300,000 computers humming around-the-clock in 20 specially
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Open-source “Green Hashrate” software solution will track and verify green Bitcoin mining

June 16, 2021

Tesla recently proclaimed it will resume accepting Bitcoin as payment once the cryptocurrency’s miners achieve 50% sourcing from renewable energy. Tesla’s position is demonstrative
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Scottish Startup Pledges Support for Global Crypto Climate Accord

June 8, 2021

An Edinburgh-based startup has pledged its support for a global initiative aimed at alleviating the environmental impact of cryptocurrencies.
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Inside the Steep Climate Costs of Cryptocurrency

June 8, 2021

On May 12, Tesla CEO Elon Musk announced on Twitter that the company would suspend the use of Bitcoin in vehicle purchases. Musk cited concerns with the fossil fuel emissions of the mining process as the reason behind the decision.
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Zumo signs up to global Crypto Climate Accord

June 7, 2021

Zumo announces its key Signatory status of the Crypto Climate Accord (CCA), a global initiative which has been established with the sole aim of harnessing the collective efforts
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Blockstream, square to build solar bitcoin mining facility

June 5, 2021

Bitcoin infrastructure company Blockstream and financial services company Square will be partnering to construct a solar-powered Bitcoin mining facility. It will be located at one of Blockstream’s preexisting mining facilities and is part of Square’s Bitcoin Clean Energy Initiative.
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Could The Recently Formed Bitcoin Mining Council Join The Crypto Climate Accord?

May 25, 2021

I want to be clear that I am in no way saying that Energy Web or The Crypto Climate Accord have a partnership that involves Elon Musk
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The Good, The Bad And The Blockchain

May 17, 2021

Unless you have been living under a rock the past few years, you have probably heard of bitcoin, a type of cryptocurrency that has generated headlines for its price rises (and falls) over the past five years. So, what has cryptocurrency, and the blockchain in general, got to do with climate action?
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Crypto and blockchain must accept they have a problem, then lead in sustainability

May 16, 2021

As the price of bitcoin hits record highs and cryptocurrencies become increasingly mainstream, the industry’s expanding carbon footprint becomes harder to ignore. Just last week, Elon Musk announced
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Argo Blockchain & DMG Blockchain Join The Crypto Climate Accord To Work With Energy Web In Developing A Green Hashrate Solution

May 15, 2021

Argo Blockchain and DMG Blockchain announced they will spearhead a working group in support of the Crypto Climate Accord to advise and develop a new
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Bitcoin Mining Difficulty Drop Caused by China Ban?

May 14, 2021

It has been about one month since we launched the Crypto Climate Accord (CCA). At this stage, we have already expanded the community of CCA Supporters to more than 40 organizations from across the crypto and energy sector and
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London-listed crypto miner Argo signs climate accord

May 14, 2021

UK-listed bitcoin mining business Argo Blockchain (ARB.L) and cryptocurrency technology company DMG Blockchain Solutions (DMGI.V) have signed a “crypto climate accord” (CAA) aimed at promoting industry decarbonisation. The CAA outlines several objectives for the crypto mining industry,
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DMG Blockchain Solutions and Argo Blockchain Sign Crypto Climate Accord Eco-Forward…

May 14, 2021

DMG Blockchain Solutions Inc. (TSXV: DMGI) (DMGGF: OTCQB) (FSE: 6AX) (“DMG” or the “Company”) a vertically integrated blockchain and cryptocurrency technology company, and Argo Blockchain Plc
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Argo and DMG Join Group Working to Lower Bitcoin Miners’ Carbon Emissions

May 14, 2021

Argo Blockchain and DMG Blockchain, cryptocurrency mining firms that are publicly traded in the U.K. and Canada, respectively, have joined the Crypto Climate Accord (CCA), an advocacy group that pushes for lower
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As the price of bitcoin has climbed, so has its environmental cost

May 14, 2021

BITCOIN HAS gained many admirers since its launch in 2009. Once the domain of anarchists and Redditors, the digital currency has since piqued the interest of hedge-fund managers and tech entrepreneurs—most notably Elon Musk, the eccentric founder of Tesla
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This power plant stopped burning fossil fuels. Then Bitcoin came along.

May 6, 2021

One decade and $1 trillion after the debut of Bitcoin, the environmental footprint of “mining” the cryptocurrency is still hotly contested. What’s certain, however, is that the amount of electricity the process requires is growing at a breakneck speed.
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Crypto Climate Accord: Bitcoin greenwashing or game-changer?

April 27, 2021

Some cryptocurrency players are trying to shrink crypto’s carbon footprint with a self-regulating accord, but critics say it distracts from more effective government regulation.
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ConsenSys launches a more energy-efficient NFT ecosystem with a project…

April 24, 2021

The NFT craze has been an intriguing moment for digital artists who have seen great leaps in how tech has allowed them to create their work, but not as much progress in shifting how they profit off of it.
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Crypto artists are now using Ethereum NFTs to fight climate change

April 23, 2021

Californian startup Hitch is collaborating with South African artist Daniella Attfield to create a unique non-fungible token (NFT) art piece that benefits the climate, it said in a release shared with CryptoSlate.
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Crypto Climate Accord Adds Over a Dozen New Supporters in Two Weeks Since Launch

April 22, 2021

The Crypto Climate Accord (CCA), a private-sector led initiative to decarbonize the crypto and blockchain industry, is taking shape and gaining momentum just two weeks after its launch. This Earth Day, we are proud to announce the
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Jack Dorsey’s Square and Cathie Wood’s Ark suggest bitcoin mining encourages…

April 22, 2021

Teams from Jack Dorsey’s Square and Cathie Wood’s Ark Invest produced the results of a research collaboration on Wednesday that aims to show how bitcoin mining incentivizes the use of renewable energy.
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Solar + Battery + Bitcoin Mining

April 21, 2021

Bitcoin critics often assert that bitcoin mining consumes more resources, specifically energy, than the benefits it creates. What critics deem computationally inefficient and unscalable, however, advocates consider not only an intended tradeoff but a fundamental feature.
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US Bitcoin Mining Venture Raises $14M for All-Renewable Energy Mining

April 13, 2021

Gryphon Digital Mining has raised $14 million to establish renewable energy-driven bitcoin (BTC, -6.11%) mining operations in the United States. Established in late summer of last year, Gryphon raised the undisclosed round
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Critics Claim Bitcoin Is a Threat to the Environment. They’re Wrong.

April 12, 2021

One popular critique of bitcoin is energy cost per transaction. This doesn’t begin to capture bitcoin’s massive energy savings compared to fiat currency.
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Study says bitcoin could derail China’s climate change targets

April 8, 2021

Bitcoin mining in China is so carbon intensive that it could threaten the country’s emissions reduction targets, according to new research.
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Crypto Climate Accord Launches to Decarbonize Cryptocurrency Industry

April 8, 2021

Energy Web, Rocky Mountain Institute (RMI) and the Alliance for Innovative Regulation (AIR) today announced the launch of the Crypto Climate Accord — a private sector-led initiative committed to making the cryptocurrency industry 100% renewable.
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Making Crypto Green with Energy Web Zero

April 8, 2021

Energy Web is thrilled to be one of the three founding organizations behind the newly announced Crypto Climate Accord (CCA). In the next year, we anticipate dozens of novel approaches coming to market focused on decarbonizing the crypto industry in the spirit of
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Ripple, CoinShares, ConsenSys Join Crypto Climate Accord

April 8, 2021

CoinShares’ chief strategy officer says, “It’s vital we correct misinformation that has persisted about Bitcoin’s energy use and sources.” Ripple, CoinShares and ConsenSys have joined the Crypto Climate Accord, an initiative designed to make the cryptocurrency industry run entirely on renewable energy by 2025.
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Crypto Climate Accord will shift cryptocurrency industry to 100% renewable energy by 2030

April 8, 2021

Cryptocurrency is so hot it might melt the polar ice caps. But a new group dubbed the Crypto Climate Accord is debuting today as a way to address how the industry deals with token mining’s negative effects on the environment.
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Could a ‘Crypto Climate Accord’ erase cryptocurrencies’ carbon footprint?

April 8, 2021

A newly announced “Crypto Climate Accord” aims to erase cryptocurrencies’ legacy of climate pollution. That’s a tall order considering the enormous amounts of energy that the most popular cryptocurrencies
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‘Bitcoin incentivizes renewable energy’ agree Elon Musk and Jack Dorsey

March 29, 2021

Some of Bitcoin’s most prominent backers have sought to make the case for Bitcoin’s environmental efficiency, with a collaborative paper from researchers at financial services firm Square and investment manager
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Noahbjectivity on Bitcoin Mining

March 29, 2021

The Bloomberg columnist Noah Smith has a lot of thoughts on Bitcoin. Some of them are really solid and engage with the reality of the protocol itself, which is rare for a member of the mainstream media circuit. He also discloses that he owns Bitcoin,
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Argo Blockchain, DMG to Launch Clean Energy Bitcoin Mining Pool

March 27, 2021

U.K.-listed Argo Blockchain (LON: ARB) said it has signed a memorandum of understanding with blockchain and cryptocurrency technology firm DMG Blockchain Solutions to launch a bitcoin (BTC, -5.98%) mining pool completely powered by clean energy.
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Can cryptocurrency be climate conscious?

March 22, 2021

This article is the first in a two-part series on cryptocurrency and climate change. Read the second part, “Can Cryptocurrencies help the planet?”,
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Climate-Positive Crypto Art: The Next Big Thing Or NFT Overreach?

March 19, 2021

Non-fungible tokens (NFTs) have been touted as a solution to everything from selling illiquid assets such as real estate to counterfeiting. In the latest use case being advanced, digital art, represented as NFTs, has the potential
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The Frustrating, Maddening, All-Consuming Bitcoin Energy Debate

March 5, 2021

The Bitcoin energy debate rumbles on, seemingly without end. Bitcoiners are rightfully frustrated at having to defend Bitcoin’s share of global energy production, given the lack of equivalent scrutiny applied to other
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EOS Energy Consumption vs Bitcoin and Ethereum

October 25, 2018

In this article we look at the comparisons of Proof of Work (POW) crypto-currencies such as Bitcoin & Ethereum then delve into EOS which uses Delegated Proof Of Stake (DPOS). In these comparisons, it’s our intention to bring forward
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