☀ Bitcoin Helps Light Homes In Kenya

AND Teen Shatters Record Breaking Run

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Here’s what to know for Tuesday:

  • Volcanoed-powered bitcoin mines are lighting Kenyan homes

  • An 81-year-old treks around the UK coast for charity

  • A record-breaking run: Lloyd Martin shatters expectations at the London Marathon


A small group of bitcoin miners set up camp near an extinct volcano close to Hell's Gate National Park in Kenya.

But these aren't your average miners—they're the cool kids from Gridless, backed by none other than Jack Dorsey's Block.

Gridless is on a mission to electrify rural areas, and they're doing it in style.

Their bitcoin mine is nestled near Lake Naivasha.

CEO Erik Hersman explains that bitcoin mining isn't just about making money—it's about decentralization.

Now, you might be wondering, why volcanoes?

Well, turns out, Africa is sitting on a goldmine of renewable energy, with enough solar, hydro, and wind power to make Elon Musk jealous.

But harnessing that energy isn't easy—or cheap.

That's where bitcoin mining swoops in like a superhero.

By co-locating with renewable energy sources, miners like Gridless are turning wasted power into cash, all while helping electrify rural communities.

Gridless’ sites have powered thousands of homes across Kenya, Malawi, and Zambia.

They are bringing light where there was darkness and charging stations where there were none.

So, the next time you hear someone talk about bitcoin, remember folks like Erik Hersman and his team at Gridless, turning volcanoes into volts and changing lives, one bitcoin at a time.

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Lloyd Martin, a 19-year-old with Down's syndrome, has sprinted into the record books as the youngest champion in his learning disability category to conquer the London Marathon.

Ceri's mantra? Anything's possible with a sprinkle of effort.

As the youngest to cross the marathon finish line in the intellectual impairment category (II2), Lloyd's journey was a testament to grit and resilience.

With the crowd cheering him on, Lloyd soaked up the marathon's electric atmosphere.

For Ceri, guiding Lloyd isn't just about coaching; it's a full-circle moment. Ceri is a seasoned marathoner herself. She tackled the London Marathon four times, plus Boston and Chicago races, she's the ultimate mentor.

Training Lloyd wasn't a walk in the park.

With just five months to prep, Ceri had her work cut out. Transforming Lloyd from Parkrun regular to marathon marvel meant crafting a tailored plan, complete with weekly long runs to build stamina.

But Lloyd's not just a one-sport wonder.

Thanks to the Special Olympics GB, he's also a gymnast and football ace, adding another feather to his cap as the third Welsh Special Olympics athlete to conquer the London Marathon.

With each stride, Lloyd's rewriting the rulebook, proving that barriers are meant to be broken, and dreams? Well, they're there for the taking.

In "The Cemetery of Untold Stories," Alvarez weaves a magical tale about a writer's struggle with her characters who just won’t stay put.

Alma Cruz, our fearless protagonist, decides to give her abandoned story drafts a final resting place, but little does she know, her characters have a mind of their own!

With twists and turns as wild as a tilt-a-whirl, this book will have you questioning whose stories really get to be told.

So grab yours here and settle in for a ride that’s equal parts heartwarming and hair-raising!

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