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New EU Parliament & Digital Innovation

As the new European Parliament takes the helm, it faces a myriad of complex issues. Among these, one stands out as particularly daunting: How can Europe rekindle its technological prowess and become a leader in productivity and innovation, rather than just regulation? This article delves into the manifestos of the main political groups that constitute […]

El Salvador and Bitcoin: A Comprehensive Overview

El Salvador made history in September 2021 by becoming the first country to adopt Bitcoin as legal tender. This bold move was driven by the government’s desire to foster financial inclusion, attract foreign investment, and modernize the economy. Here’s an overview of how El Salvador started with Bitcoin, why it took this path, the public’s […]

Can Bitcoin mining be more sustainable?

The case of Terahash Whenever Bitcoin dominates headlines it’s oftentimes for the wrong reasons, like cases of fraud, money laundering, another top executive being jailed, or a large energy consumption of the Bitcoin network, which is claimed to be harmful to the environment. This time I’d suggest we look at Bitcoin through a different lens, […]

Blockchain for a Better Planet: Innovations in Sustainability and Green Tech

In a time when environmental issues are a central topic of global discussions, the integration of blockchain technology with sustainability initiatives offers a promising outlook. Despite the prevalent misinformation and scepticism surrounding the energy consumption of cryptocurrencies, real-world applications of blockchain are demonstrating that this technology can indeed be a force for good in the […]

The Barcode of Sustainability: Blockchain’s Impact on Carbon Emissions Monitoring

Imagine if you could track every tonne of carbon emissions as precisely as a barcode on a supermarket product. This is rapidly becoming a reality where blockchain technology empowers companies to proactively meet the stringent requirements of EU regulations such as the EU Emissions Trading System (EU ETS) and the Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism (CBAM). […]

The Environmental Toll of Blockchain: Why We Need Better Metrics and Methodologies

Blockchain technology has gained significant attention in recent years for its potential to revolutionize various industries, from finance to supply chain management. However, as the use of blockchain becomes more widespread, concerns have been raised about its environmental impact. The Blockchain & Sustainability panel at the 3rd Global Blockchain Congress highlighted the challenges of measuring […]

The Role of Web3 in Circular Economy: Enabling Transparent Supply Chains and Incentivizing Sustainable Practices

In recent years, the need for a more sustainable and environmentally friendly economic system has become increasingly apparent. The circular economy, an economic model focused on eliminating waste and the continual use of resources, presents a promising solution. Web3 technologies, such as blockchain and smart contracts, have emerged as powerful tools to facilitate the transition […]

And now KuCoin under the radar – but how safe are online exchanges to use?

Whether you’re just exploring Web3 and decentralized finance or you’ve been involved for a while, engaging with online exchanges is nearly unavoidable. However, remember the crucial advice: without control of your private keys, you don’t truly own your cryptocurrency. As background information, online exchanges in Web3 are platforms where users can buy, sell, and trade […]

Decentralising Democracy: Exploring Web3’s Potential for Civic Engagement

Written by Kelly Roegies ———– As someone fully immersed in the ‘Brussels bubble,’ where every conversation seems to revolve around EU policies and politics, there’s a buzz in the air as the EU elections draw near. However, for many of us expats living away from our home countries, voting in the EU Parliamentary elections can […]

Bitcoin: A Useless Speculative Bubble?

Bitcoin: A Useless Speculative Bubble? While Bitcoin is hitting all-time highs around the world, the European Central Bank (ECB) published a blog post, which caused a stir in the crypto community, heavily criticizing BTC in the context of the recent Bitcoin ETF approvals in the United States. It claims the BTC “failed to become a global […]