Nearly 4% of Denver Electricity Use Now Devoted to Marijuana Growth

According to Colorado Public Radio News (CPR), data from the Department of Public Health and Environment in Denver indicates that 4 percent (4%) of the city's total electricity use is now devoted to the growth of marijuana. Cannabis, which has been legal in the state for medical use since 2000 (with … Read more about Nearly 4% of Denver Electricity Use Now Devoted to Marijuana Growth

In Response to Suffering Economy, Venezuela Launches Cryptocurrency

Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro announced the presale of a cryptocurrency called the petro (PTR), backed by the country's oil assets. The Venezuelan government had announced its plan to launch a digital currency in 2017, and indicated that the launch of the petro was in response to the financial … Read more about In Response to Suffering Economy, Venezuela Launches Cryptocurrency

US Not Implementing Cryptocurrency Regulations Any Time Soon

At the Munich Security Conference in Munich, Germany, Rob Joyce, the United States White House cyber-security coordinator and special assistant to the President, said that it doesn't appear that US will be ready to regulate cryptocurrency at any point in the near future. In his remarks, he … Read more about US Not Implementing Cryptocurrency Regulations Any Time Soon

FINMA Releases ICO Guidelines, Provides Clarity for Participants

The Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority (FINMA) issued a new set of guidelines today that outline how it will respond to inquiries from Initial Coin Offering (ICO) organizers using financial market legislation, providing some clarity for those who choose to participate in … Read more about FINMA Releases ICO Guidelines, Provides Clarity for Participants

UNICEF Asking Gamers to Mine Crypto for Children

The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) has launched a campaign to encourage gamers and cryptocurrency miners to help raise money for Syrian children through the use of blockchain technology. The campaign, which was launched on February 2, 2018, aims to collect funds through mining that will be … Read more about UNICEF Asking Gamers to Mine Crypto for Children

Litecoin’s Bright Future

After a rather tumultuous start to the week, the cryptocurrency markets seem to have stabilized, and Litecoin is trading around $150 USD as of this writing. Litecoin is quickly becoming the silver standard of cryptocurrency for a number of reasons, including its lightning fast transaction speed and … Read more about Litecoin’s Bright Future

California’s New Cannabis Rules: No Drone Deliveries or Pot-Laced Shrimp

https://www.mercurynews.com/2017/11/17/californias-new-cannabis-rules-no-drone-deliveries-or-pot-laced-shrimp/ California has issued new rules regarding legal cannabis, and while some of them are very common-sense, some of them may surprise you. A few of our favorites? Products “cannot be … Read more about California’s New Cannabis Rules: No Drone Deliveries or Pot-Laced Shrimp

Tether Could Be Perpetrating a Huge Fraud, Just Not the One We Think

According to an article published yeseterday, Tether could be potentially committing fraud in a way that we didn't expect: "Speculation around Tether has been rife for months but is now reaching a crescendo. At the heart of the matter is whether the company has the $2 billion or so in reserves … Read more about Tether Could Be Perpetrating a Huge Fraud, Just Not the One We Think