- On March 9, 2022, President Biden signed Executive Order 14067: “Ensuring Responsible Development of Digital Assets,”1 to support responsible digital asset development, in line with our climate change objectives, and for the benefit of everyone in America. The President directed the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP), and its partners from the Executive Office of the President and across federal agencies, to examine: the connections between distributed ledger technologies (DLT) and energy transitions, the potential for these technologies to impede or advance efforts to tackle climate change at home and abroad, and the impacts these technologies have on the environment. This report provides the assessment directed by Executive Order 14067.
Central banks across the world are exploring the possibility of developing their own digital currencies, known as CBDCs. In this whitepaper, the authors make the most comprehensive argument against CBDCs to date: CBDCs will erode the distinction between America and authoritarianism.
Global presence of Bitcoin mining activity. All mining locations detected (n = 6062) are mapped by their unique longitude and latitude coordinates.
Valves are an important tool for flow control in fluid or gas networks. We investigate the possibilities to set up valves on the Lightning Network to improve flow control and reduce expected payment failure rates.