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There Is Nothing Virtual About Bitcoin’s Energy Appetite

Advertisement SAN FRANCISCO — Creating a new Bitcoin requires electricity. A lot of it. In the virtual currency world this creation process is called “mining.” There is no physical digging, since Bitcoins are purely digital. But the computer power needed ...

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Sundance, Steeped in Weinstein Mystique, Enters a New Era

Advertisement PARK CITY, Utah — “Resist! Persist! Insist! Elect!” Gloria Allred, the feminist lawyer, seemed exactly in her element on Saturday morning in this ski town as she led hundreds of Sundance Film Festival attendees ata Women’s March rally. It ...

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Shutdown Day 2: Congress Seems Far Apart on a Resolution

Advertisement WASHINGTON — Congress appeared to make little headway early Sunday toward ending a two-day-old government shutdown, trading blame as lawmakers reconvened for another rare weekend session to try to find a resolution before the workweek began. With the Senate ...

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Inside Amazon Go, a Store of the Future

Advertisement SEATTLE — The first clue that there’s something unusual about Amazon’s store of the future hits you right at the front door. It feels as if you are entering a subway station. A row of gates guard the entrance ...

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