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‘Bitcoin [Mining] Threatens Our Existence’ Academic Says, Calls for Intervention

The ever-increasing amounts of electricity that bitcoin mining consumes threaten to reverse the efforts and gains made so far in mitigating greenhouse gas emissions, an academic has claimed. According to Dr. Jon Truby, the director of the Centre for Law and Development at Qatar University, bitcoin was designed with no considerations made on its environmental…

Why Pakistan needs an independent civilian govt, without army intervention

Yet again, Pakistan’s army seems intent on determining the outcome of national elections, which are to be held on Wednesday. Unfortunately, that means the polls almost certainly won’t deliver the strong and independent civilian government Pakistan needs. Even for a country accustomed to military interference in politics, the current campaign stands out. Candidates from the…