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Bitcoin and Ethereum Backed by Gold – Industry’s Game Changer?

Bitcoin and Ethereum Backed by Gold – Industry’s Game Changer?

  This month DinarDirham, a decentralized gold trading platform based in Hong Kong, is launching its own wallet with an in-built exchange supporting not only popular digital currencies such as Bitcoin and Ether, but also the company’s own digital assets. What is DinarDirham In 2015, DinarDirham decided to distance itself from a simple ‘gold trading…

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15,000 Scientists Issue a “Warning to Humanity” | Big Think

15,000 Scientists Issue a “Warning to Humanity” | Big Think

More than 15,000 scientists from 184 countries have issued a warning: Mankind must take immediate action to reverse the effects of climate change, deforestation and species extinction before it’s too late. The warning, issued by the Alliance of World Scientists and published in the journal Bioscience, comes on the 25th anniversary of a similar warning from the…

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Disturbing Caribbean Images Show A ‘Sea Of Plastic And Styrofoam

Disturbing Caribbean Images Show A ‘Sea Of Plastic And Styrofoam

Credit: Caroline Power Believe it or not, more than eight million tonnes of plastic go into the oceans every year. As a result, experts estimate there will be more plastic in the oceans than fish by the year 2050. If these statistics don’t give you goosebumps, then the following photos — taken by Roatán-based photographer Caroline…

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China Becomes First Country in the World to Test a National Cryptocurrency

China Becomes First Country in the World to Test a National Cryptocurrency

In Brief China’s central bank has developed its own cryptocurrency, which is now being tested. Cryptocurrencies have the potential to not only benefit China, but the rest of the world, due to their basis in blockchain. Benefits of Digital Currency China’s central bank — the People’s Bank of China — has developed a prototype of a…

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Surreptitious Cryptocurrency Miners Hide on Politifact and Hundreds of Other Sites | TechCrunch

Surreptitious Cryptocurrency Miners Hide on Politifact and Hundreds of Other Sites | TechCrunch

Begin: WordPress Article Content Politifact is the latest and perhaps most high-profile website to have hosted code that secretly hijacks visitors’ CPUs to mine cryptocurrency. Driven by a boom in cryptocoin value and a lack of protections against JavaScript routines like this one, this surprising form of audience monetization is now found on hundreds of…

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Beyond bitcoin: what emerging blockchain technology means for your organisation

Beyond bitcoin: what emerging blockchain technology means for your organisation

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Children Survive Scavenging Waste

Children Survive Scavenging Waste

Share buttons by mashshare.net – Version: 3.4.1     Greenfire would like to share this tale about Small Steps Project. The life of Children of the Landfill is unimmagiably hard. It is good to see that the awareness of this harsh reality is expanding.    By Amy Hanson from Small Steps Project Last week a…

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Children Living in Landfill

Children Living in Landfill

Last week dozens of people were killed and at least 49 homes destroyed after a mountain of rubbish collapsed at Ethiopia’s Koshe landfill site. Authorities aren’t yet sure what caused the deadly landslide – some blame the biogas plant being built nearby – but whatever the reason, it’s just another risk faced every day by…

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3D printing at the heart of Tanzanian project to reduce plastic waste and save lives – TCT Magazine

3D printing at the heart of Tanzanian project to reduce plastic waste and save lives – TCT Magazine

Tanzania is home to both a malaria epidemic and an environment in critical condition.   A small technology and innovation company based in Tanzania is working to create a healthier environment and produce more medical tools by re-using plastic waste as 3D printer filament. Using this recycled material, STICLab hopes to enhance the area’s health ecosystem…

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Turning Ocean Garbage Into Gold | Science | Smithsonian

Turning Ocean Garbage Into Gold | Science | Smithsonian

Ocean Legacy has a task not even Sisyphean would envy: picking up, sorting and recycling the vast amount of plastic that ends up on our shores. This article is from Hakai Magazine, an online publication about science and society in coastal ecosystems. Read more stories like this at hakaimagazine.com.   On a sunny afternoon in…

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