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Block Climbing Podcast: The environmental impact of the Ethereum merge


This week Tim & Tegan look at the Australian Labor government's stance on crypto regulation and Adam Neumann (of WeWork fame) foray into blockchain start ups. They also chat to Dr Peter Howson about the potential positive environmental impact of the Ethereum Merge.

The Ethereum merge chat continues this week with Dr Peter Howson, Assistant Professor of Geography and Environmental Sciences at Northumbria University. Dr Howson has a fantastic body of work around the environmental impact of crypto and has some great insights into the merge and beyond.

Elsewhere this week Labor finally had something to say about crypto regulation, and it's starting with token mapping. But what does that actually mean? Meanwhile Adam Neumann (infamous founder of WeWork) is pushing hard into blockchain startups, including a crypto carbon offset play and Goddess Nature Token.

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Show notes and sources

  • Treasurer Jim Chalmer's crypto asset reform announcement [Treasury]
  • Senator Anddrew Bragg's response: 'Statement on Labor's Labor's Crypto Fail [Andrew Bragg]
  • 'Work to do': Treasury to map crypto tokens ahead of tougher rules [AFR]

  • Insider blows whistle on Australia's greenhouse gas reduction schemes [ABC]

  • Adam Neumann continues to fail upwards as VCs throw even more money at the ex WeWork CEO [Web3 is Going Great]
  • The Flowcarbon website

And if you're after some articles written by Dr Peter Howson, you can find some right here:

  • Cryptocurrency price collapse offers hope for slowing climate change – here's how [The Conversation]
  • Bitcoin: Greenpeace says a code change could slash cryptocurrency energy use – here's why it's not so simple [The Conversation]
  • Bitcoin: China's crackdown isn't enough – only a global effort can stop crypto's monstrous energy demand [The Conversation]
  • And there's much more over at Dr Howson's website

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