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Patrice Motsepe backs new-age solar start-up SunExchange

A South African company, backed by billionaire Patrice Motsepe, has invested a $3 million stake in blockchain-based renewable energy start-up SunExchange.
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Assessing the economic and environmental impact of web mining

In 2018, web miners, applications that run in a user’s browser and mine cryptocurrencies for profit, could have consumed as much as 18.8GW of electric power. This is according to Kaspersky research on the economic and environmental impact...

Prospects looking good for blockchain in the energy market

The blockchain in the energy market is set to grow from its current market value of more than $5 billion to over $25 billion by 2024.

Bringing online connectivity via cryptocurrency to Ugandans

A connectivity company developing a decentralised mobile mesh network, RightMesh, has listed its RMESH tokens on a cryptocurrency exchange platform, Golix, in Uganda. Golix will join RightMesh in their mission of bringing online connectivity to the people...

Cryptocurrency and solar-powered mini-grids to benefit rural Kenya

On Wednesday, Sun Exchange, a solar micro-leasing marketplace and rural mini-grid solutions provider, Powerhive, announced a new initiative, which will utilise the crypto-economy to accelerate global progress towards universal energy access. More than 1 billion...

Innovative FinTech tool introduced to the SA marketplace

This week in South Africa, the FinTech marketplace was introduced to a first-of-a-kind Solar Project Insurance Fund (SPIF) aimed at minimising the financial risk of solar projects in emerging markets. A blockchain-based solar micro-leasing marketplace,...

Unique cryptocurrency supporting green energy has been launched

A unique cryptocurrency titled Cred with CX has arrived introducing a mobile mining app with the futuristic mission to support green energy. Credits.Energy explained that the launch of Cred ushers in a new record in...