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The energy sector is in the midst of a technological revolution. From blockchain and the Internet of Things to decentralized power grids, energy tech is having its day in

The little nation of Abkhazia unrecognized lies on the East coast of the Black Sea, North of Georgia. Formerly part of Soviet Georgia, it is still not recognized as

Bitcoin miners have become energy hunters, scouting the world for cheap electricity. And when most people think about bitcoin mining operations, they imagine hydro-powered warehouses in Canada or the

If you’ve been following the cryptocurrency space for a while, chances are you’ve heard this one: “Bitcoin uses more energy than <insert country here>.” The story will hit the top of Google News every few months or so, helping the perma-bears pat themselves on the back while striking fear in the hearts of the true believers. But what if I were to tell you that it’s not that big of a deal?

Megaprojects like the One Belt One Road Initiative offer the perfect use cases for blockchain technology.

With Fukishima’s nuclear reactors set to restart for the first time since 2011’s meltdown, you could be forgiven if you missed another bit of recent energy-related news from the east-central prefecture: an exciting blockchain-powered pilot has just been given the green light. If successful, it could change the way Fukishima – and perhaps indeed the whole country – consumes, generates and trades electricity.

While the push for renewable energy is gaining traction, consumers are still tied to large power grids and the even larger cartels who control them. But things might be changing.

The Bitcoin network is by far the biggest computer in the world. It is more powerful than the top 500 supercomputers in the world combined. Digiconomist has some interesting statistics on the amount of energy consumed by Bitcoin. At the time of writing, the Bitcoin network uses 1/2000th of all the electricity used in the world!