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Michael Kern

Michael Kern is a newswriter and editor at Safehaven.com and Oilprice.com

Latest articles from Michael

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

    Published 14 September 2019 | viewed 313,140 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…

  • Could A Lithium Shortage De-Rail The Electric Car Boom?

    Published 10 April 2019 | viewed 634,131 times

    We’ve gone electric, and there’s no going back at this point. Lithium is our new fuel, but like fossil fuels, the reserves we’re currently tapping…

  • The Tech Transforming The Energy Industry

    Published 17 January 2019 | viewed 12,190 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 15,635 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 23,171 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 17,220 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 38,795 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 14,211 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,…

  • Russian Scientists Caught Using Nuclear Supercomputer To Mine Bitcoin

    Published 09 February 2018 | viewed 29,960 times

    A top-secret Russian nuclear facility has been caught trying to illicitly mine bitcoin, triggering several arrests at the confidential operation, according to a new report…

  • The Best Places In The World To Mine Bitcoin

    Published 18 January 2018 | viewed 62,500 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 40,355 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 Tech And The $3.6 Trillion Infrastructure Crisis

    Published 09 December 2017 | viewed 42,923 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 17,991 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 22,330 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…

  • Bitcoin Becomes Part Of North Korea’s Geopolitical Arsenal

    Published 30 September 2017 | viewed 36,375 times

    Fresh off the news of North Korea claiming that the United States has declared war due to U.S. President Trump’s military positioning and contentious rhetoric,…

  • Blockchain Tech As A Hedge Against Low Oil Prices

    Published 26 August 2017 | viewed 22,076 times

    The “paradox of plenty,” natural resources are both a gift and a curse to emerging economies. Rather than providing a flourishing economy, often the result…

  • Blockchain Tech Could Disrupt The Oil Industry

    Published 19 August 2017 | viewed 54,042 times

    As the price of oil remains in the high-$40, low-$50 range, every cog in the oil industry is scrambling to reduce costs and streamline sales.…

  • Could Bitcoin Provide A Hedge Against Venezuela’s Failing Oil Industry?

    Published 12 August 2017 | viewed 13,772 times

    Protests continue to rage in Venezuela as inflation soars to unprecedented levels and the price of oil remains low. The country’s national currency is now…

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