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The Post-Westphalian Nature Of Cryptocurrencies (Blockchain Report Excerpt)

November 4th, 2018 | by Michael Barnard

It’s worth elaborating on the post-Westphalian nature of cryptocurrencies for the purposes of this discussion. The Peace of Westphalia was a series of treaties signed in 1648 which formally ended both the 30 Years War and the 80 Years War, which were both Catholic vs Protestant wars and a war between the Roman Empire and a bunch of mostly Protestant nations


Tesla CFO: Our Business Is Scaling Extremely Fast (Video)

May 20th, 2018 | by Matt Pressman

If you listen to Tesla's quarterly earnings conference calls, you've likely heard the voice of Deepak Ahuja, the company's CFO, answering questions. Deepak typically provides a calm, soft-spoken counterpoint to company CEO Elon Musk. He's also got a fascinating history at Tesla


NORI: Fighting Global Warming With blockchain

April 19th, 2018 | by Michael Barnard

Nori, a company which recently emerged from stealth, is creating the NORI token. It’s a cryptocurrency token that represents a ton of CO2 removed from the atmosphere and sequestered in one of a number of potential ways. This isn’t a cap-and-trade or carbon-tax system, but a market mechanism which values removed tons of


Cleantech X Blockchain — Survey

April 15th, 2018 | by Michael Barnard

CleanTechnica would like to engage the brain trust of our readership to get your opinion on blockchain and cryptocurrencies. For those of you who have not been following along with our Cleantech Blockchain series, or those of you who have been considering upgrading your Nokia cell phone to a Motorola flip phone, here's the difference


Funding Cleantech With Blockchain: 9 Things To Consider

December 27th, 2017 | by Michael Barnard

To avoid regulatory and tax burdens, many ICOs choose their country as carefully as they choose their blockchain base. Given that cryptocurrencies are inherently without country and every regulatory experience is new, this is more reasonable than with IPOs, where both currency and IPO experience in a specific country matter more


Blockchain For The Grid: 5 Use Cases

December 27th, 2017 | by Michael Barnard

From buying and selling electricity to raising capital for new ventures to securing the grid and valuing decarbonization directly, innumerable innovators from tiny startups to the largest technology firms and governments in the world are exploring how blockchain technologies can transform


Blockchain Contracts For Electricity: Sweet Spots

December 27th, 2017 | by Michael Barnard

As these 3 articles show, blockchain-enabled smart contracts aren't a home run in the utilities sector. There are many cases where the advantages are strongly one-sided. But that doesn't mean that they have no value or that value won't emerge


Blockchain Contracts for Electricity: Underpinnings

December 23rd, 2017 | by Michael Barnard

Blockchain-enabled smart contracts aren't a home run in the utilities sector. There are many cases where the advantages are strongly one-sided. But that doesn't mean that they have no value or that value won't emerge



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