Square (SQ) intends to support the use of renewable energy in bitcoin mining with a new Bitcoin Clean Energy Investment Initiative, and it’s dedicating $10 million to the effort.

  • Announced Tuesday, the company said it aims to become a net-zero carbon contributor for operations by 2030 and wants to help drive the adoption and efficiency of renewables within the Bitcoin ecosystem.
  • Square said it has mapped out a path towards a net-zero carbon target by lowering its own carbon footprint in conjunction with scaling a verified carbon removal portfolio, which Square intends to launch in the first quarter of 2021.

U.S. cryptocurrency platform Coinbase facilitated MicroStrategy’s $425 million bitcoin buy earlier this year, the exchange said.

In an announcement Tuesday, Coinbase revealed that MicroStrategy’s initial $250 million investment, which occurred over a five-day period in August, came via Coinbase Prime, the exchange’s crypto brokerage arm formed following the acquisition of Tagomi in May.

That was followed up in September by a further $175 million investment from the Virginia-based business intelligence firm, bringing MicroStrategy’s total investment to $425 million in bitcoin (BTC, -1.95%). …


Newly discovered emails between Satoshi Nakamoto, Bitcoin’s pseudonymous creator, and the late Hal Finney deepen the mystery around the cryptocurrency’s origins.

The three emails come from Bitcoin’s earliest days, when its future was uncertain. They show how closely Satoshi collaborated with early supporters at the time of Bitcoin’s launch.

While anything written or coded by Satoshi is intrinsically valuable to the community, perhaps the most intriguing parts of these messages are neither words nor code, but something seemingly prosaic: the timestamps, which present a new riddle.

Michael Kaplikov is an adjunct professor at Pace University in New York; since discovering…


This entire article is Saifedean’s fault.

Saifedean Ammous, author of “The Bitcoin Standard,” kept heaping steak tartare onto my plate at a Bitcoin meetup back in August 2018, in between jokes about liberal plebs.

As the youngest woman in the room, per usual, I wanted acceptance from the Bitcoin clan. Despite nearly a decade of (fickle) vegetarianism, I accepted the author’s meat offerings in exchange for an off-the-record interview. I torpedoed questions his way between bites. Ammous told me last week, via direct message, that he couldn’t remember if that was his first public steak dinner. …


Medialogia and the main travel TV channel My Planet ranked the TOP-20 travel channels on YouTube for October 2020 according to the SM Influence quality indicator (social media influence index). The indicator reflects the total coverage of the community’s own audience and the audience of social media sources referring to it.

The leader of the rating was the Mir inside out channel, the creator of which is the journalist and traveler Dmitry Komarov. In the new season of the TV show of the same name, he talks about the largest Chinese metropolis — Hong Kong. …


Danish brand Muuto, Italian furniture company Miniforms and Australian design studio Archier are among the latest brands to present products on Dezeen Showroom this week.

Furniture including sofas, lighting and home lifts have been added to Dezeen Showroom, which is an affordable space for brands to launch products and showcase their designers and projects to Dezeen’s huge global audience.

Read on to see the latest products

Products from Thomas Bentzen’s The Linear System Series for Muuto
Linear System Series by Thomas Bentzen for Muuto

Danish designer Thomas Bentzen has designed Linear System Series for Muuto, which can be tailored by users to create customised workspaces.

The collection…


ct’s talk of bipartisanship sets him up for failure.

With Trump’s political presence still looming large, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has shown no sign of accepting Biden as the next commander in chief, much less working with him in Congress. Chelsea Stahl / NBC News

Nov. 26, 2020, 4:50 PM MSK / Updated Nov. 26, 2020, 4:55 PM MSK

By Sahil Kapur

WASHINGTON — President-elect Joe Biden predicted that Republicans would have an “epiphany” after President Donald Trump lost. Three weeks after the election, there’s no sign of it.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., still hasn’t acknowledged Biden…

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