Texas, the new El Dorado for bitcoin mining

Since China banned the manufacture of major cryptocurrencies a year ago, huge “data centers” have fled to Texas, where electricity is cheap. Because bitcoin mining is swallowing up energy resources in astronomical amounts. But this industry, which energizes some rural towns, poses a danger to the environment. a report. “This is the most photographed place … Read more

Cryptocurrencies: Anatomy of a Carnage

All cryptocurrencies have fallen in value in recent days. A movement by its size marks the darkest hour in bitcoin’s history, but its singularities can make it a particularly painful episode for the economy. Two hundred billion dollars went up in smoke in 24 hours, calculated Thursday 12 May CoinMarketCap, which tracks the development of … Read more

‘Historic’ EU legislation to fight internet outlaws

Posted in: 23/04/2022 – 07:39 European Union member states, the commission and parliament on Saturday finalized new legislation that will make it possible to better combat online abuses such as hate speech, disinformation campaigns or the sale of counterfeit products. Bringing order to the far west of the Internet, better combating calls to kill, child … Read more

Cryptocurrencies: Anatomy of a Carnage

All cryptocurrencies have fallen in value in recent days. A movement by its size marks the darkest hour in bitcoin’s history, but its singularities can make it a particularly painful episode for the economy. Two hundred billion dollars went up in smoke in 24 hours, calculated Thursday 12 May CoinMarketCap, which tracks the development of … Read more

Record losses for a finance star are ringing alarm bells

The US investment fund Tiger Global has lost $17 billion since the beginning of the year. An unprecedented defeat for a pioneer in the technology sector which says a lot about the state of the market and, more generally, the economy. One of finance’s biggest stars – a hedge fund syndicated in high-return investments – … Read more

Record losses for a finance star are ringing alarm bells

The US investment fund Tiger Global has lost $17 billion since the beginning of the year. An unprecedented defeat for a pioneer in the technology sector which says a lot about the state of the market and, more generally, the economy. One of finance’s biggest stars – a hedge fund syndicated in high-return investments – … Read more

The specter of attacks on Internet cables under the sea

US President Joe Biden has warned that Russia is considering attacks on critical infrastructure. One of the scenarios discussed since the start of the war in Ukraine is that Moscow is going after submarine cables in order to cut the world off from the Internet. A disaster scenario is more difficult to implement than it … Read more

The Rise of NFTs: When Art Becomes Cryptocurrency

Artwork captured in purely digital form: This is the new phenomenon of NFTs, a kind of digital equivalent of title deeds. The market is approaching, since the beginning of the year, a billion dollars in transactions. C’est une courte animation de dix secondes, qui montre ce qui ressemble à un gigantesque corps nu de l’ex-président … Read more

‘Historic’ EU legislation to fight internet outlaws

Posted in: 23/04/2022 – 07:39 European Union member states, the commission and parliament on Saturday finalized new legislation that will make it possible to better combat online abuses such as hate speech, disinformation campaigns or the sale of counterfeit products. Bringing order to the far west of the Internet, better combating calls to kill, child … Read more