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The future of green hydrogen: a tremendous opportunity for Latin America and the Caribbean

The future of green hydrogen: a tremendous opportunity for Latin America and the Caribbean

Can green hydrogen and its derivatives ammonia and green methanol decarbonize regional industries and transportation, in addition to becoming a non-traditional export product for Latin America and the Caribbean? How financeable are Memoranda of Understanding (MOU)? ) that have come to light in the last 12 months? Can hydrogen help reactivate the economies of Latin …

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Latin America and critical minerals for the energy transition

Latin America and critical minerals for the energy transition

During the last decade, mining has gained relevance in the international energy debate and climate change, given that minerals such as lithium, copper, zinc and rare earths, among others, play a central role in the energy transition as key inputs for electrification , electric mobility or digitization. To make wind turbines you need iron, aluminium, …

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What is the participation of the private sector in the electric power sector in Latin America and the Caribbean?

Paneles solares-un plan para alcanzar 70% de energía renovable

The IDB has estimated that, in less than 10 years (by 2030), Latin America and the Caribbean will need more than 577 billion dollars to close the electricity gap. Of that total, the region will need $397 billion to build new generation, transmission and distribution infrastructure, and more than $180 billion to replace and maintain …

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The first authorized center to repair Bitcoin ASIC from Whatsminer arrives in Latin America

The first authorized center to repair Bitcoin ASIC from Whatsminer arrives in Latin America

Key facts: Wahtsminer official authorization was granted to Cryptominer CA The repair center will work in the current Cryptominer offices in Venezuela. One of the world’s leading companies in the manufacture of Bitcoin mining equipment granted an official certificate to the Criptominer company, granting them authorization to repair mining equipment in Venezuela. It is the …

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Latin America has potential to mine Bitcoin, say 3 US miners

Latin America has potential to mine Bitcoin, say 3 US miners

Key facts: For now, the US is the most attractive country for Bitcoin miners. Legal certainty, access to cheap equipment and low electricity costs drive mining in the US. The United States has remained the country of choice for Bitcoin mining and this is what the data suggests. Since last year, activity has grown steadily, …

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“Bitcoin’s price drop has made its miners go to Latin America”

"Bitcoin's price drop has made its miners go to Latin America"

Key facts: Fernando Grijalba spoke about Bitcoin mining at the Blockchain Summit Latam Panama 2022. Bitcoin miners are the “best friends” of electricity generators, says Grijalba. The drop in bitcoin (BTC) prices has made miners see Latin America as an appropriate place to establish operations, leaving aside the United States, which was the first destination …

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“We need to promote what is ours to develop Web3 in Latin America”

"We need to promote what is ours to develop Web3 in Latin America"

Key facts: This Wednesday began the Blockchain Summit Latam Panama 2022. There are barriers to overcome in Latin America before developing Web3, according to Cristóbal Pereira. Latin America has the potential to carry forward the development of Web 3.0 (Web3) hand in hand with the use of bitcoin (BTC) and other cryptocurrencies, since there are …

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Reversible hydroelectric plants: A sleeping giant in Latin America

Reversible hydroelectric plants: A sleeping giant in Latin America

The electrical systems in the world are changing. The so-called “alternative” energies have become the most installed source of electricity in the world, above thermal sources, and surpassing the rate of installation of hydroelectric plants, among renewable energies. Solar energy installation levels are defying even the most optimistic projections, and each new tender brings prices …

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Red Lightning: this is what the new face of Bitcoin looks like in Latin America

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Latin America is currently the protagonist worldwide in terms of the adoption of the Bitcoin Lightning Network (LN). Initiatives such as Bitcoin Beach in El Zonte, El Salvador, have made the region a benchmark for the use of LN for BTC micropayments in daily life. The main goal of the Lightning Network is to streamline …

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