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Crypto mining threatened by power capacity concerns
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Crypto mining threatened by power capacity concerns

12 January 2018  |  13318 views  |  1 comments | 18 tweets | 19 linkedin

The craze for cryptocurrency mining is putting increasing strain on electrical grids, raising concerns about capacity around the world and the prospect of a migration of coin mining operators to new jurisdictions.

Aspiration raises $47m for banking with a conscience
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Aspiration raises $47m for banking with a conscience

13 December 2017  |  4823 views  |  0 comments | 1 tweets | 2 linkedin

Aspiration, a fintech startup pitching itself as a "financial firm with a conscience", has raised $47 million in a Series B funding round led by Social Impact Finance.

DBS re-architects data centre for the cloud
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DBS re-architects data centre for the cloud

13 November 2017  |  4684 views  |  0 comments | 2 tweets | 4 linkedin

Singapore's DBS is expecting to slash 75% of the running costs of its main data centre by shifting it to a cloud-based environment.

Chase partners GE to slash branch energy emissions
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Chase partners GE to slash branch energy emissions

29 June 2017  |  3574 views  |  0 comments | 1 tweets | 1 linkedin

Chase is pushing its green credentials through a partnership with GE that will see the bank slash energy consumption at 4500 branches by 15%.

UN taps BBVA API card data for climate change project
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UN taps BBVA API card data for climate change project

22 March 2017  |  6142 views  |  0 comments | 13 tweets | 4 linkedin

Spanish banking group BBVA is contributing information on card transactions to a United Nations project trying to tap big data to combat climate change.

Bank of Aland deploys bio-friendly payment cards to calculate customer carbon footprint

Scandinavia's Bank of Aland is to provide customers with a carbon footprint calculation for every payment transaction along with an invitation to offset these CO2 emissions.

TD Bank and Cisco forge R&D agreement
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TD Bank and Cisco forge R&D agreement

11 January 2016  |  4576 views  |  0 comments | 10 tweets | 6 linkedin

TD Bank is teaming up with Cisco to build customer and employee experience technology at the IT giant's new innovation centre in downtown Toronto.

RBS selects 'eco-innovation' finalists; aims to open carbon neutral branch
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RBS selects 'eco-innovation' finalists; aims to open carbon neutral branch

09 November 2015  |  5725 views  |  0 comments | 4 tweets | 4 linkedin

Royal Bank of Scotland is to trial technology from 12 'eco-innovation' startups across its property portfolio in Bristol as it bids to create its first carbon-neutral banch.

Nanotechnology and beehives to the fore as RBS refurbishes HQ
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Nanotechnology and beehives to the fore as RBS refurbishes HQ

02 October 2015  |  6035 views  |  0 comments | 3 tweets | 5 linkedin

From nanotechnology to beehives, eight firms have been selected to test their products as part of an innovation challenge by Royal Bank of Scotland for the regeneration of its Gogarburn headquarters in Edinburgh.

Wells Fargo backs cleantech startups
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Wells Fargo backs cleantech startups

09 April 2015  |  7374 views  |  0 comments | 4 tweets | 5 linkedin

Wells Fargo is pumping $1 million into four clean technology startups as part of its environmental innovation incubator.

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