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Mining Startups

Deepwater Elevators against Black Swans

When engineers at Krypton Ocean Group are asked to describe their seabed mining technology in two words, they often smile delivering literally two words: “deepwater elevators”. This seemingly primitive definition reflects, nevertheless, the very meaning of what Krypton has been developing and sharpening since 2014. Today, the technology is in a few steps from an

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WHAT PREVENTS SEABED MINING FROM BEING FULLY OPERATIONAL

WHAT PREVENTS SEABED MINING FROM BEING FULLY OPERATIONAL We are living in strange times: on the one hand, the fanciest global trend implies shifting to the ultimately eco-friendly “green” economy where fossil fuels are to be rejected. On the other hand, we keep destroying our planet with the predatory onshore mineral mining to satisfy the

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Как раскулачить Нептуна

или почему “батарейный кризис” — экономическое кликушество Некоторые наивно полагают, будто Илон Маск чуть ли не в одно лицо изобрёл целую индустрию электроавтопрома. На самом деле объективные социо-экономические предпосылки (политическая лихорадка с нефтью, ужесточение экологических норм в связи с глобальным потеплением) сделали возможным то, что ещё лет 15–20 назад казалось каким-то бредом как с экономической, так и

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“Seabed Mining Race”: How To Objectify Virtual Crypto With Real Metals (Part II)

The first part of this conceptual explanation is devoted to describing the socio-economic rationale of the gamified investment platform we are going to create. In order to refresh the objectives of this project in the memory of our readers, we would like to list several key provisions of our concept such as: once software was the

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“Seabed Mining Race”: How To Objectify Virtual Crypto With Real Metals (Part I)

We are living in the age of hybrid solutions. Hybrid wars, hybrid vehicles, hybrid biological objects all reflect the trend of the synergy we are facing in these days of a growing complexity of the contemporary socio-economic relationships. Just look at such an ambivalent topic as the so-called “Cobalt Crunch”. The skyrocketing interest in electric

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Reflections On How The Arab World Can Control The Future Economy

We bet when people hear “Dubai” they do not imagine a desert with camels and oil derricks anymore. They do not imagine brilliants, gold, and luxury cars in most cases also. What comes to mind first when we hear “Dubai” is a number of the most challenging innovations such as flying taxis, artificial intelligence, pneumatic

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Battery Shortage: Where To Get That Much Cobalt

The Top division media start discussing the so-called Cobalt Crunch. Forbes interviewed Ivan Glasenberg — chief executive of Glencore: “…We have seen the investments that car companies are making in electric vehicles, Glasenberg said. They will need battery supply. It will require a lot of cobalt, and we all know the geological scarcity of cobalt.” Cobalt is a

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Recycling & Renewables: What We All Are Overlooking In The Issue

When NASA together with SpaceX launched a special satellite to find planets with aliens, one strange idea came to my mind in addition to pride in space exploration: what would we tell aliens about our world in case of a possible contact? Just assume there won’t be a chance to hide anything from the super intelligent

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The Advantage Of Islands or Why Pirates Never Plunder Their Own Ship

“Seaward ho! Hang the treasure! It’s the glory of the sea that has turned my head.” Robert Louis Stevenson, Treasure Island. The destructive practice of conventional mining is what terrifies common people most when it comes to the alleged extractive activities at the ocean bottom. Indeed, the centuries-old history of various types of onshore mining can represent

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Against Virtuality: Why The True American Spirit Supports Only Pragmatic Projects

(philosophical reflection on real-sector horizons) The present civilization is obsessed with technologies. Various technologies. Whole countries bet on a particular technology for a living. It is often difficult to figure out why one or another technology is chosen to be a national economic driver after all. The balance between costs and benefits in such cases

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