Is the high energy cost of mining bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies damaging our planet? According to the Intergovernmental Panel For Climate Change (IPCC), our ever-growing hunger for energy comes with a huge price tag attached. The IPCC tell us the “scientific evidence for warming of the climate system is unequivocal” and that this trend is bad news for humanity.

The planet is warming, oceans are rising, glaciers retreating, the frequency of extreme weather events is increasing and our oceans are acidifying. …


Is the high energy cost of mining bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies damaging our planet? According to the Intergovernmental Panel For Climate Change (IPCC), our ever-growing hunger for energy comes with a huge price tag attached. The IPCC tell us the “scientific evidence for warming of the climate system is unequivocal” and that this trend is bad news for humanity.

The planet is warming, oceans are rising, glaciers retreating, the frequency of extreme weather events is increasing and our oceans are acidifying. …


As topics of discussion go, the often disparate fields of art and technology rarely share the same breath, but at the cutting edge of the blockchain, the two have found a host of exciting new ways to come together. This is the place where the traditional art market finds itself disrupted, augmented, digitised and in some cases utterly transformed.

While blockchain technology and art might appear to be as opposite as the yin and yang of Taoist philosophy, they have found the way to travel upon the same path. Together they are taking in a diverse series of locations and…


Knowbella Tech is committed to open science and scientific collaboration. That is why we are always looking to find and connect with great open science projects from around the world. The open science community is an emerging, but vibrant, exciting and dynamic space. It is filled with great minds, visionaries, and supportive voices. As part of our work in the field we have had the pleasure to encounter some fantastic projects and people. All of them are playing their part to improve the openness of the scientific community and science in general. …


As a copywriter specialising in ICOs I am regularly asked to consult on my professional white paper writing service. Usually clients will ask me to write a white paper from scratch. In these cases I recommend a full free consultation on the project, so I can establish exactly what your vision is and make the rest of the writing process as simple and easy for you as possible.

This is important because when you hire an ICO white paper writer they need to understand your project from the word go. If they don’t, they can’t communicate the selling points of…


Dear Steve,

As one of the founding fathers of Apple® and the designer of both the Apple I and Apple II you have played a vitally important role at the heart of science, computing and innovation. Your voice is one which matters and one we respect. We therefore noted with interest that in a recent interview with CNBC you spoke of bitcoin becoming the “single global currency”.

That is a deeply intriguing idea, and one which deserves due consideration.

As the world’s first cryptocurrency, Bitcoin has already shown its viability as a global means of exchange without the need for…


Security or utility token? It’s one of the big questions to dominate the ICO market in 2018, especially for any company based in the US. In a recent interview with CNBC, SEC Chairman Jay Clayton was utterly emphatic on the subject: “If it’s a security we are regulating it,” he explained, “A token, a digital asset, where I give you my money and you go off and make a venture, and in return for giving you my money [you] say ‘you can get a return’ — that is a security.”

Under that broad definition almost all ICOs conducted in the…


Today’s episode features an interview with our Founder and Chair, Jason E. Barkeloo. Conducting the interview here is Nicky Franken, a Masters student at the VU University in Amsterdam whose thesis is on the improvement blockchain technology could bring to research funding, science, and knowledge creation.

Knowbella Talk #1


Mike Sharples, PhD is Professor Emeritus of Educational Technology at The Open University in the U.K. and Associate Editor-in Chief of IEEE Transactions in Learning Technologies. One of his main interests is in the possible applications of blockchain technology for learning. Dr. Sharples is also an advisor with Knowbella Tech where he lends his incredible wealth of experience and knowledge to the team. In a recent discussion with Knowbella Tech’s Founder, Jason E. Barkeloo, the two talked about scientific publishing and what its future might hold.

Jason began by asking Mike about the notion that “The Scientific Paper is Obsolete”¹…


In 2007 two roommates from San Francisco were struggling to make rent. They had limited options for raising funds in a hurry, but as former design students they knew that a design conference was shortly to occur in the city. With space in San Francisco at a premium and the hotels fully booked they came upon a disarmingly simple idea; they would rent out three airbeds on their living-room floor and cook their guests breakfast.

They created a website to put their plan into motion and duly advertised their services. The two rented all of the beds and charged each…

Robert D. Knight

ICO Content Marketing ★ Crypto Writer ★ Adviser

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