Tag: Utilities

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IBM Blockchain Assists Groundwater Pilot in Drought-Prone California

Brian Evans - Feb 11, 2019

IBM and two other organizations will marry blockchain and IoT to help manage groundwater usage in an "at-risk" Californian aquifer.

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Another US County Hits Pause on Crypto Mining Power Requests

Brian Evans - Jul 31, 2018

Franklin, Washington State, is the latest U.S. county to have suspended new utility applications from crypto mining farms over spiking power demands.

Business News
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Walmart Patent Eyes Crypto Payments for Power Supply Precision

Brian Evans - Jun 15, 2018

Retail giant Walmart is exploring a way to let households manage their electricity bills with prepayments in cryptocurrency.

Business News
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China’s State Electricity Firm Eyes Blockchain to Decentralize┬áData Sharing

Brian Evans - Apr 10, 2018

China State Grid Corporation, the country's state-owned power utility, is looking to blockchain to advance its plans for an "Internet of Energy."

Bitcoin Mining
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New York Power Providers Cleared to Hike Rates for Crypto Miners

Brian Evans - Mar 16, 2018

Cryptocurrency mining firms in New York State could face higher electricity bills after a ruling from the public utilities regulator.

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Austrian Energy Group Eyes Blockchain With Vienna Test

Brian Evans - Feb 08, 2018

Wien Energie intends to pilot blockchain products in a sustainably designed Viennese urban district this year.