energy

Don’t Believe That Bitcoin is Wasteful

Don’t believe that Bitcoin is wasteful. We are building the global financial and economic infrastructure for the 21st century, the Bitcoin Network. There are superficial arguments that Bitcoin must be stopped, but they are misplaced.We are building the global financial and economic infrastructure for the 21st century, the Bitcoin Network. When you think about money …

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What is the Question? Podcast Episode 2

In the second episode of my podcast “What is the Question”, with the help and comments of Hannes Sjoblad, I speak about Energy. Below you can find the audio of the podcast, as well as its transcript. David Orban: Our global civilization is amazing. But can we count on it to continue? What are the fundamental …

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Streaming African solar energy in your Bitcoin wallet worldwide

The Sun Exchange is a marketplace where you can purchase solar cells and have them power businesses and communities in the sunniest locations on earth, earning decades of income backed by the power of the sun. You lease solar cells purchased through The Sun Exchange to hospitals, factories, schools and other end-users, earning you decades of solar …

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The Singularity University launches to prepare for humanity’s grand challenges

With help from Google, and NASA, the Singularity University is being unveiled today. Founded by Ray Kurzweil, and Peter Diamandis, the objective of the Singularity University is that of preparing humanity to best face its challenges, using the tools that the accelerating technological change makes possible. These tools don’t emerge spontaneously from the background noise …

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SHiFT puts Portugal’s startup scene in touch with the World

I was speaking this week at SHiFT08 in Lisbon. This conference has been put together by a group of volunteers led by Pedro Custodio, with passion, joy, and a lot of creativity. For smaller, and relatively isolated markets like Portugal, these are excellent, and very important opportunities to make sure that their startup culture is …

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