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WATCH: Top Takeaways from OECD Global Blockchain Policymakers — What is Coming in 2020

In just one year’s time, it appears that global policymakers and regulators have woken up to blockchain in a serious way. Caroline Malcolm, new in her role as Head of OECD Blockchain Policy Center, shares key highlights from this second global blockchain policy forum held by OECD in Paris, Sept. 12-13, 2019. In this candid conversation, Malcolm shares how the…

Samsung’s Blockchain SSD Patent Could Disrupt Crypto Mining

Electronics giant Samsung filed for a patent in May 2019 titled, “Programmable Blockchain Solid State Drive and Switch.” Even though few details are known about the newly designed system, a surge in patent applications filed by large corporations on blockchain is clearly visible. Patent wars — i.e., battles between corporations or individuals to…

Patents are not necessarily a tool to just protect your idea. It can be a defensive weapon to stop other companies from making similar products. Moreover, it can be used to send a signal to the market about the company’s intentions. This is most likely the case with Samsung

Sam Town, an independent crypto analyst

South Australia unveils plans for 100% renewable hydrogen economy

South Australia has outlined plans for a 100 per cent renewable hydrogen economy, saying that its enormous wind and solar resources, saying there is nowhere else in the world as well-positioned to produce, consume and export 100% green hydrogen. The plan was unveiled at an international hydrogen conference that began in Adelaide on Tuesday, in a state that is…

This initiative fits in perfectly with our plan to help deliver more reliable, more affordable and cleaner energy for our state

Energy minister Dan van Holst Pellekaan.

Angola to install 30,000 solar energy production systems

The Angolan government plans to install about 30,000 solar photovoltaic systems in rural areas to produce 600 MW of electricity in the Central African nation. According to Angolan Minister of Energy and Water, João Baptista Borges, the government was considering increasing the rate of access to electricity, especially in rural areas. Currently, less than 40% of…

There is a need to create a mechanism to provide funding for rural electrification. And the National Rural Electrification Agency is the instrument provided for by the General Electricity Act, which interacts with private investors

Angolan Minister of Energy and Water, João Baptista Borges

UK invests in new clean energy projects

The United Kingdom is to fund 12 new renewable energy projects that will add around 6GW of clean energy to the National Grid by 2025. The UK government said the projects would be funded through its flagship ’Contracts for Difference’ scheme, which provides a stable income for projects while protecting consumers from paying increased costs when electricity…

The support we’re announcing today will mean that over 7 million more homes will be powered by renewable energy as we decarbonise our energy system – crucial as we continue on the road to net zero emissions by 2050.

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson

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