• The world we were guaranteed because of Bitcoin (via Pixabay).
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    Bitmain proves Bitcoin’s environmental threat was overblown

    Bitmain’s latest numbers and change in one index makes the future not as bleak

    Remember when Bitcoin’s energy consumption was going to destroy the world? It turns out that the planet’s demise at the hands of crypto miners may have been greatly exaggerated. Bitmain’s recent financial filings and a new change in in how a much-touted number, the Bitcoin Energy Consumption Index, is calculated should allay fears that crypto will singlehandedly destroy our planet.

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    Must-reads for September 26, 2018: Bitmain’s IPO filings, Dimon does blockchain, and other fun reads

    Here are the crypto stories you should be watching today

    The World’s Biggest Crypto Company Just Opened the Books for Its IPO (Bloomberg) If the word “Bitmain” isn’t aready synonymous in your head with “Bitcoin,” it’s time that it is. The China-based company makes the bulk of the ASIC mining machines that mine Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies. And mining groups controlled by Bitmain oftentimes control more than half of all of Bitcoin’s network hashrate. It turns out mining all that crypto is equivalent to mining fiat. Bitmain, which on Wednesday filed to go public in Hong Kong, had a $742.7 million profit on $2.8 billion in revenue in the first half of 2018. Its return on equity is close to…

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    Must-reads for September 13, 2018: Diamonds, Dimon, schmucks, and a trillion dollars worth of stories

    Here are the crypto stories you should be watching today

    Morgan Stanley Plans to Offer Bitcoin Swap Trading for Clients (Bloomberg) Morgan Stanley is joining the ranks of institutions by offering swaps to its clients, according to a report by Bloomberg’s Alastair Marsh. A source at the bank told Marsh that a swap product would launch once there’s enough institutional demand and after it gets through internal approvals. For the unfamiliar, a swap would essentially “swap” exposures of one asset with another. Let’s say fund has $1 billion in the S&P 500. They would then enter into an agreement with someone who has $1 billion in Bitcoin to trade returns. Thus if after the first three months the S&P 500…