In a world increasingly conscious of its environmental footprint, the debate around the sustainability of digital currency compared to traditional paper currency is more relevant than ever. We delve into the environmental impact of both forms of currency, focusing on their carbon and water footprints. Together with Prof. Joshua Ellul, we explore the often-discussed environmental effects of cryptocurrency mining and compare those to the emissions associated with paper money.Continue reading
Malta’s steps towards becoming the ‘Blockchain Island’ have seen some criticism lately. Dr Joshua Ellul is the chairperson of Malta’s Digital Innovation Authority and co-ordinates UM’s Masters Degree in Blockchain and Distributed Ledger Technologies, both new enterprises. Jonathan Firbank is in conversation with Dr Ellul about Malta’s efforts.Continue reading
What happens when you put smart washing machines on a blockchain?
In writing this article, Dr Joshua Ellul and Prof. Gordon Pace explain their investigation into how to combine the interconnectedness of all things promised by the Internet of Things with the trust promised by blockchain technologies.Continue reading