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The power consumption of the Bitcoin network exceeded the power consumption of Belarus

According to statistics Digiconomist, last month the power consumption of the Bitcoin network increased by 25% and bringing the annual number made up of 35.77 TVT⋅h more than the annual power consumption of Denmark (33 TVT⋅CH), Belarus (33,8 TVT⋅CH) or Bulgaria (34,9 TVT⋅CH).


The world of the blockchain and cryptocurrency with the eyes of a cosmopolitan

Hello! This is partly serious, partly humorous article about the blockchain and cryptocurrency. It describes some of the political and logical problems of the blockchain. Those who are far from the topic, jaw droop after reading, because deep immersion in this world, he looks different.


Digital power

We used to talk about digitization as applied to communication systems, but with the development of information technologies be included in this process and many other industries. The first industrial revolution occurred when, in the late eighteenth century, manual labor began to be widely replaced by machines. The second revolution occurred at the beginning of the XX century, when Henry Ford invented the Assembly line. Currently the world is experiencing a third revolution, associated with the digitalization, and all production will eventually be controlled by computer programs, which can be placed somewhere in the "cloud". Although late, this process has reached to the electricity sector. Once it was bound to happen... this is today and offer to talk.


Available about how cryptocurrencies work

First we paid for a Cup of coffee. Then bought plane tickets. A little later, paid training. Now on the principle of crowdfunding collected a huge amount of incredible inventions and projects. All of the above have in common is that payments were made not the usual money, and using cryptocurrency, whose technology is believed to change the world. But how cryptocurrencies work and differ from other payment methods and electronic money? This article will provide answers to these and some other issues.


Global trade wars are becoming tougher

President trump signed approved by the U.S. Congress of a bill on new sanctions against Russia, Iran and North Korea, making this, despite the fact that he "has serious flaws" in the name of "national unity". And now the "law on the fight against America's enemies with the help of sanctions" turns into a true "global trade war" in the triangle USA — EU — Russia. According to Russian officials, denying the validity of the new sanctions, if the US thought that they can bend Russia to change its policy, it was wrong. And the Prime Minister of Russia, Medvedev said that with the introduction of new sanctions of hope for improving Russian-American relations are no more, and by this step, the United States announced Russia's full-fledged trade war. The law takes aim at such key sectors of the Russian economy, like railroads, shipping, and metallurgy.


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