Which Ethereum-focused startups will survive the Merge?
We asked a range of crypto market players for their thoughts on the Merge and which Ethereum-based startups may hit the ground running.
Ethereum Merge may not ‘fix everything,’ but it could boost institutional adoption
The Ethereum Merge may allow for far more applications to be built upon its network, opening up innovation and bringing on new financial institutions.
How the upcoming Ethereum Merge could change crypto’s rewards, costs and reputation
The long-awaited systemwide upgrade will, experts say, reduce the blockchain's energy consumption by about 99% by switching its transaction verification system away from "proof-of-work."
3 steps tech companies can take to avoid ‘greenwashing’ accusations
As regulators and investors increasingly focus on ESG issues, tech companies are slowly coming under the spotlight. What can tech companies do to avoid being accused of greenwashing?
Crypto traceability and market rules agreed by EU lawmakers
European Union lawmakers have agreed to a way forward on regulating crypto — covering the traceability of crypto assets being traded in the bloc and wider market rules, to protect against market
After ultracharged growth, battery maker EcoFlow comes for the glampers
In recent years, episodes of extreme climate crises and power outrages have driven doomsday preppers to plan for off-the-grid survival scenarios. The mentality has been a boon to EcoFlow, a Shenzhen-b
TechCrunch+ roundup: Plaid’s staffing story, RevOps for B2B sales, demo day’s demise
There's no textbook-approved technique for building a startup engineering team: in the early days, everyone wears several hats.
IT can play a major role in driving sustainability
With data centers alone consuming around 1% of global electricity demand, IT departments have substantial influence on their organization's sustainability goals.
Tado, the German smart home energy startup, plans to go public via a SPAC at a €450M valuation
Tado, the German smart home startup that specializes in thermostats and more recently moved into flexible “time of use” energy tariffs based on loadshifting technology, is today announcing
Is that weed you’re smoking green enough?
For most industries, sustainability is an exercise in correcting the mistakes of the past — from changing mindsets to the machinery used. But for the fledgling cannabis industry, there is still hope
The importance of decentralized insurance in a destabilizing climate
The beauty of decentralized parametric insurance is its simplicity: It can be understood as an “if/then” equation, which is automatically executed via a smart contract.
The tough calculus of emissions and the future of EVs
Investors and politicians embracing a vision of an all-electric car future believe that path will significantly reduce global carbon dioxide emissions. That’s far from clear.
The case for funding fusion
Now is the time to go all-in on decarbonization. Funding fusion with its breakthrough potential must be part of that effort.
Internxt gets $1M to be ‘the Coinbase of decentralized storage’
Valencia-based startup Internxt has been quietly working on an ambitious plan to make decentralized cloud storage massively accessible to anyone with an internet connection. It’s just bagged $1
Dabbel gets $4.4M to cut CO2 by automating HVAC control for commercial buildings
Düsseldorf-based proptech startup Dabbel is using AI to drive energy efficiency savings in commercial buildings. It’s developed cloud-based self-learning building management software that plugs
Crusoe Energy is tackling energy use for cryptocurrencies and data centers and greenhouse gas emissions
The two founders of Crusoe Energy think they may have a solution to two of the largest problems facing the planet today — the increasing energy footprint of the tech industry and the greenhouse
Immersion cooling to offset data centers’ massive power demands gains a big booster in Microsoft
LiquidStack does it. So does Submer. They’re both dropping servers carrying sensitive data into goop in an effort to save the planet. Now they’re joined by one of the biggest tech companie
Spinning out from the cryptocurrency hardware developer Bitfury, LiquidStack pitches a data center cooling tech
Data centers and bitcoin mining operations are becoming huge energy hogs, and the explosive growth of both risks undoing a lot of the progress that’s been made to reduce global greenhouse gas em
Brazilian startup Tractian gets the Y Combinator seal of approval for its equipment monitoring tech
Igor Marinelli and Gabriel Lameirinhas were raised around manufacturing plants. Marinelli’s father worked for International Paper in a plant outside of São Paulo, while Lameirinhas’ fathe
Norrsken Foundation is closing on an oversubscribed impact venture fund at €125 million
About four years ago, social impact organization Norrsken Foundation launched a small program investing around €30 million in capital it had received from its wealthy patron, Klarna co-founder Nikla