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Michael Kern

Michael Kern is a newswriter and editor at Safehaven.com, Oilprice.com, and a writer at Macro-Investing.com

Latest articles from Michael

  • Harvesting Human Electricity Gains Commercial Traction

    Published 10 November 2019 | viewed 13,091 times

    One odd, energy-related fact that came out of the Yugoslav wars was the phenomenon of the “Designated Electricity Maker”. With no power in the cities,…

  • Saudi Arabia’s Newest Tactic To Hush Dissidents

    Published 09 November 2019 | viewed 12,399 times

    In 2017, Saud al-Qahtani--advisor to the Saudi Crown Prince--was rather active on social media. In one Twitter post, he stated: “Does a pseudonym protect you…

  • Keanu Reeves: The Perfect Environmental Role Model

    Published 05 November 2019 | viewed 17,045 times

    It’s time to set a new climate change benchmark. And we’ll call it the Keanu Reeves Factor (KRF). Generally speaking, being a celebrity means having…

  • A Rare Bullish Bounce In Oil Markets

    Published 01 November 2019 | viewed 16,199 times

    While oil market sentiment has been and remains decidedly bearish, Friday has seen a rare bullish bounce after the rig count fell once again and…

  • The Dirty Underwear That Saved Syrian Oil From ISIS

    Published 30 October 2019 | viewed 19,546 times

    When ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi was killed by U.S. military forces last week, ostensibly removing a key threat to Syrian oil, it was dirty…

  • Oil Bulls Broken By Economic Fears

    Published 25 October 2019 | viewed 30,768 times

    A Quadrillion Dollar Mining Opportunity: The race to become the world’s first trillionaire has begun, and investors in this one industry are miles ahead. Find…

  • U.S. Energy Secretary Subpoenaed As Ukraine Scandal Escalates

    Published 10 October 2019 | viewed 6,088 times

    On Thursday afternoon, House Democrats issued a subpoena to Energy Secretary Rick Perry. The subpoena is the latest in the party's impeachment probe into whether…

  • $100 Oil? Drone Strikes Halt Half Of Saudi Crude Production

    Published 14 September 2019 | viewed 294,247 times

    Half of Saudi Arabia's oil production has gone offline following a surprise drone strike. Drones attacked Abqaiq facility in Saudi Arabia and the Khurais oil…

  • The Tech Transforming The Energy Industry

    Published 17 January 2019 | viewed 9,659 times

    The energy sector is in the midst of a technological revolution. From blockchain and the Internet of Things to decentralized power grids, energy tech is…

  • Bitcoin Can Fuel Green Energy Innovation

    Published 22 August 2018 | viewed 14,451 times

    If you’ve been following the cryptocurrency space for a while, chances are you’ve heard this one: “Bitcoin uses more energy than <insert country here>.” The…

  • The Fourth Industrial Revolution Is On The Horizon

    Published 16 June 2018 | viewed 21,398 times

    Just a few short years after economists and social theorists declared that we had entered the Third Industrial Revolution, the next revolution is already on…

  • The Technology To Transform The Utilities Sector

    Published 22 April 2018 | viewed 14,741 times

    There are a number of blockchain initiatives that have so much hype backing them that it can be difficult to tell whether the project is…

  • What’s Really Happening With Venezuela’s “El Petro?”

    Published 23 February 2018 | viewed 34,697 times

    Venezuela has made history as the first country to launch its very own Initial Coin Offering. The long-hyped Petro cryptocurrency has been the center of…

  • Why Commodity Coins Are Gaining Popularity

    Published 18 February 2018 | viewed 12,826 times

    Cryptocurrencies have become the most loved-and-hated topic in the financial world. Corporate coins, joke coins, government coins, and even commodity-backed coins are flooding the markets,…

  • The Blockchain Revolution Is Heading To Space

    Published 23 January 2018 | viewed 27,663 times

    There is a new wave of coders and hackers looking to upend the entire internet, signaling the start of a brand new space race. No,…

  • The Best Places In The World To Mine Bitcoin

    Published 18 January 2018 | viewed 53,723 times

    Deep in China’s Sichuan mountains, miners are chipping away at complex mathematical puzzles in hopes of unlocking one of today’s most prized assets, bitcoin. Currently,…

  • Cheap Energy Draws Bitcoin Miners To Canada

    Published 16 January 2018 | viewed 29,406 times

    A new leak has sprung from China’s bitcoin rumor pool. And while markets have grown resilient of such news, this new potential crackdown seems to…

  • Blockchain And The $3.6 Trillion Infrastructure Crisis

    Published 09 December 2017 | viewed 39,928 times

    There is a crisis unfolding in the United States. Infrastructure has become dated, decayed, and vulnerable to attack. A problem which the American Society of…

  • Reducing Bitcoin’s Carbon Footprint

    Published 25 November 2017 | viewed 16,852 times

    Bitcoin’s surge in popularity has sent the network’s electricity consumption soaring. And while using the electricity is not necessarily a problem when building the largest…

  • The Petrodollar’s Biggest Challengers

    Published 28 October 2017 | viewed 19,880 times

    Established in the early 1970s, the petrodollar has secured the United States’ influence over the oil trade for over 40 years, but recently, it is…

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