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Business 1 April 2022

BTC v Ripple in proof-of-climate-change dust-up

The co-founder of ‘crypto’ token/commodity Ripple wants BTC to shift to a Proof of Stake consensus mechanism, apparently because he believes the hobbled BTC tech is still not hobbled enough.

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Tech 14 February 2022

The future economics of block reward mining

If producing a block consumes the same amount of energy across all chains, then the most energy-efficient chain is the one that can package the most data into a single block.

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