Nic Carter, other pro-Bitcoiners fight climate impact narrative in new paper
    28 Nov 2023

    Bitcoin mining is a “critical tool” for clean energy and balancing the grid, according to a new working paper penned by Bitcoin advocates and the former president of ERCOT, the operator of Texas’ electrical grid. The Nov. 22 paper titled “Leveraging Bitcoin Miners as Flexible Load Resources for Power System Stability and Efficiency” argued that Bitcoin mining’s…

    Standard Chartered joins China’s CBDC pilot testing
    28 Nov 2023

    British multinational bank Standard Chartered will partake in trials of China’s digital yuan central bank digital currency (CBDC), the e-CNY, one of the first foreign banks to do so in the country. According to the Nov. 27 announcement, Standard Chartered, through its partner City Bank Clearing Services Co, will allow its clients to purchase, exchange and…

    BTC price eyes $40K amid record hash rate — 5 things to know in Bitcoin this week
    28 Nov 2023

    Bitcoin starts a new week keeping traders guessing near its highest levels in 18 months — what’s next? BTC price action has held higher after spiking above $38,000 last week, but since then, a testing “micro-range” has left bulls and bears locked in battle. Whether a deeper retracement will come or a trip to $40,000 will…