Banks Respond to Growing Interest in Cryptocurrencies
07 October 2017 | 9:30 am
While most financial firms have been exploring ways to leverage the blockchain technology underpinning cryptocurrencies, they’re now increasingly responding to growing interest from clients to track and even trade the digital coins.
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Ikenna Nzewi, Co-founder of Releaf speaks to GuardianTV on how Releaf is currently industrializing food using technology to accelerate agriculture in Nigeria and Africa.
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30 May 2021
Art collectors and musicians have been advised to take advantage of technology in making and selling a non-fungible token, NFT.
3 Jun 2021
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13 Jun 2021
A food giant will sell wearable technology for cows to help cut greenhouse gases.
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29 Aug 2021
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2 Nov 2021
In this edition we explore how to reduce the carbon footprint of the blockchain, an underlying technology in which many cryptocurrencies are encrypted. The blockchain requires significant computing power and hence consumes a lot of energy, prompting a push to find ways to make it greener.
9 Nov 2021
The first solar thermal power plant in South America hopes to reduce reliance on fossil fuels while maintaining jobs for the coal industry's workers.
12 Nov 2021
Engines developed in Germany can evade export control bans due to their status as a so-called dual-use technology, a German media investigation has revealed.
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Canberra fears that countries such as China are gaining access to Australian innovations, often through academic cooperation.
24 Nov 2021
India may ban the use of all cryptocurrencies, barring a few exceptions, if the government’s bill to "regulate" virtual money is cleared by parliament. The central bank plans to issue its own digital currency.
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