Category: Business / Blockchain and Cryptocurrency

March 16, 2021

As Digital Currency’s Popularity Rises, So Do Privacy Fears

Backers see a way to reach the unbanked. But any system could give the government a record of every dollar you spend.

by Gregory Barber in Business
March 6, 2021

NFTs Are Hot. So Is Their Effect on the Earth’s Climate

The sale of a piece of crypto art consumed as much energy as the studio uses in two years. Now the artist is campaigning to reduce the medium’s carbon emissions.

by Gregory Barber in Business
February 27, 2021

NFTs Boom as Collectors Shell Out to ‘Own’ Digital Art

Non-fungible tokens provide a way to invest in and own digital imagery. But is it just another crypto fad—or the future of intangible art?

by Gian Volpicelli Wired UK in Business / Blockchain and Cryptocurrency
February 9, 2021

Would You Trade a Bitcoin for a Tesla?

The maker of electric vehicles said it had invested $1.5 billion in bitcoin and plans to accept the cryptocurrency as payment for its cars.

by Gregory Barber in Business
January 22, 2021

Janet Yellen Will Consider Limiting the Use of Cryptocurrency

During her confirmation hearing, the Treasury nominee said that blockchain-based financial networks are “a particular concern.”

by Timothy B. Lee Ars Technica in Blocked-chain