Leading regulator argues Bitcoin energy use outweighs economic benefits and seeks public disclosures

Today at POLITICO’s Sustainability Summit, Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) Chairman Rostin Behnam, when asked about digital assets in the context of environmental sustainability, said that there is a “… own digital assets. This may rebalance over time, but it is now clearly distorted.” The CFTC is one of the top US regulators that is … Read more

No Way Home and Batgirl

From Amazon Studios, the fantasy drama series Night sky follows Irene (Sissy Spacek) and Franklin York (JK Simmons), a couple who built a life and family together, and who also discovered a chamber in their backyard that allows them to access another planet. At the same time they are keeping this secret from everyone in … Read more

Bitcoin may not attract more strength from a weak dollar

London, UK – 04 15 2021: Bitcoin coins cryptocurrency on US dollar bills background. getty The US Dollar Index (DXY), which tracks the value of the Dollar against major currencies, is under pressure this week and could continue to lose ground in the short term. While dollar reversals are historically bullish for bitcoin, things could … Read more

Armaan Franklin is the X-factor for next year’s Virginia team

After their first season without an NCAA tournament berth since 2013, the Virginia Cavaliers are expected to return seven scholarship players: Kihei Clark, Reece Beekman, Armaan Franklin, Jayden Gardner, Kadin Shedrick, Francisco Caffaro and Taine Murray. In this series of season reviews, we’ll look at each player’s performance this year and the position of each … Read more

Budget committee proposes up to $3,850 in payments to Alaskans after dramatic negotiations

The conference committee of Alaska House and Senate members tasked with negotiating a deal on a state spending package meets Tuesday in Juneau. The committee reached an interim agreement that is subject to a vote by the full House and Senate. (AP Photo/Becky Bohrer) JUNEAU — A budget committee has presented a spending plan that … Read more

African Nations Resisting Bitcoin Only Delay the Inevitable

There are two forward-looking countries on Earth when it comes to Bitcoin: El Salvador and the Central African Republic. These two very different countries on different sides of the globe have come to the same conclusion: Bitcoin is the best money ever invented and adopting it early will be beneficial both for the people of … Read more