Nic Carter

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Aug 17 2021

The Bitcoin Energy Debate Is A Modern Reprise Of The Gold Resource Cost Debate

Aug 17 2021 Published at Bitcoin Magazine under tags  culture energy consumption esg gold

The debate over the resource cost of gold is critical in understanding the present-day fixation with Bitcoin’s energy costs.And the answers remain the same...Long before we had the Bitcoin energy debate, we had the gold resource cost debate. The contours were similar: the costs associated with gold refining and extraction were a waste; they were too great relative to a mere...

Feb 08 2021

What Bloomberg Gets Wrong About Bitcoin’s Climate Footprint

Feb 08 2021 Published at CoinDesk under tags  bitcoin mining energy markets opinion

The outlet compared Bitcoin and Visa's energy use, reaching several highly misleading conclusions, our columnist says.

Jan 14 2021

Twitter, Trump and the ‘Private Company’ Fallacy

Jan 14 2021 Published at CoinDesk under tags  business opinion trump twitter

Defending deplatforming as the right of private companies assumes that truly private companies are possible. They may not be.

Dec 17 2020

Nationalizing Stablecoins Won’t Improve Financial Access

Proposals forcing stablecoin issuers to get banking licenses won't increase financial inclusion, as their proponents claim.

Nov 10 2020

The Case for Bitcoin Banking (Despite Cred’s Bankruptcy)

Nov 10 2020 Published at CoinDesk under tags  blockfi business nic carter opinion

The failure of a Bitcoin bank reinforces the merit of a Bitcoin-based financial system, says our columnist.

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