Opinion

Bitcoin’s spectacular waste of energy and how to fix it

Peter Griffin
Thu, 08 Apr 2021

Bitcoin’s spectacular waste of energy and how to fix it
Peter Griffin
Thu, 08 Apr 2021
I’ve just finished reading Bitcoin Billionaires, Ben Mezrich’s pacey book about the Winklevoss twins, who you may recall from The Social Network, the 2010 movie which charted the rise of Facebook from a Harvard dorm room.The “Winklevii” as the identical twins were disparagingly nicknamed in that movie, were involved in some capacity with Mark Zuckerberg’s early efforts to build a social network for universities. They later accused Zuckerberg of stealing their idea for what became Facebook and after a bitter le...

Not convinced yet?

Subscribe to our Daily News Update free newsletter.

Markets market close
NZ sharemarket rebounds with Wall Street rally
Dan Brunskill | Mon, 27 Jun 2022

US markets rallied on Friday night as traders began thinking an economic slowdown would stop the US Federal Reserve from hiking interest rates.

Policy
Political donations over $5k to require declaration
Staff reporters | Mon, 27 Jun 2022

The changes require disclosure of donor identities for any party donations over $5,000 versus the current $15,000. 

Law & Regulation
Public class action fund needed: Law Com
Victoria Young | Mon, 27 Jun 2022

The Law Commission has finalised its report into class actions and litigation funding.

Sponsored
Investments to sustain the momentum of building in NZ

Classic Capital has opened its Land & Build fund to qualified wholesale and eligible investors.

Sponsored
High water marks: Watercare raises the tide on sustainability

The No.1 barrier to decarbonisation for NZ organisations is accurate measurement, says Microsoft’s Accelerating the Journey to Net Zero report.