(1) Transnistrian Moldovian Republic. Law on the development of information blockchain technologies in the Pridnestrovian Mondavian Republic.
Supreme Council. January 31, 2018. Accessed on 19/07/2020. Available at: http://president.gospmr.org/pravovye-akty/zakoni/zakon-pridnestrovskoy-moldavskoy-respubliki-o-razvitii-informatsionnih-blokcheyn-tehnologiy-v-pridnestrovskoy-moldavskoy-respublike-.html
(2) Satoshi Nakamoto. "Bitcoin: A peer-to-peer electronic cash system" (2008). Accessed July 19, 2020. Available at: https://bitcoin.org/bitcoin.pdf
(3) Blockchain is a "timestraping transactions by hashing them into an ongoing chain of hash-based proof-of-work" (Satoshi Nakamoto, 2008, 1)
(4) Proof-of-Work system is a consensus mechanism that uses computational processing to protect networks against denial-of-services or 51% attack.
(5) Whoever wins the competition can add valid blocks and receive the newly created bitcoin as rewards for computing power. "The finder of the block is rewarded for the efforts with a special transaction. Creators of a block are currently allowed to send 12.5 newly created coins to an address of their choosing. This is a fixed reward that halves every four years (210,000 blocks). (...) The reward provides an incentive to participate in this type of network. The more computational power one has, the bigger the share of all distributed rewards that go to that miner." Alex de vries, 801, 2018.
(6) The 51% attack refers to a hypothetical attack that would happen when a group of miners held more than 50% of the Bitcoin network hashrate, thus being able to carry out fraudulent transactions.
(7) Mix." Bitcoin mining consumes more electricity than 20+ European countries". The Next Web, November 23, 2017. Accessed July 19, 2020. Available at: https://thenextweb.com/hardfork/2017/11/23/bitcoin-mining-electricity-africa/
(8) Application-Specific Integrated Circuit (ASIC) in cryptocurrencies context is an integrated circuit chip customized for mining bitcoin with high efficiency.
(9) Transnistria Blockchain Agency. Access on July 03, 2020. Available at: http://transnistria-blockchain.com/ Transnistria Blockchain Agency
(10) Technopark OJSC. Access on July 03, 2020. Available at: http://tehnoparkpmr.md/kompany/4-o-kompanii.html
(11) See http://moldgres.com/
(12) See the Cryptomato project. Access on August 03, 2020. Available at: https://news.bitcoin.com/cryptomatoes-using-excess-mining-heat-to-grow-produce/
(13) Dnister Moldovan Republic. Atlas. Tiraspol, 2000.
(14) "Slobodzeysky district will easily feed the whole of Transnistria" (2018) Accessed July 19, 2020. Available at: https://novostipmr.com/ru/news/18-07-21/slobodzeyskiy-rayon-zaprosto-prokormit-vsyo-pridnestrove
(15) "Slobodzeya district: report of the Head of State Administration" (2020) Accessed July 19, 2020. Available at: https://novostipmr.com/en/news/20-02-06/slobodzeya-district-report-head-state-administration
(16) Check out Roman Lutsenko history on Hannah Lucinsa Smith. "The Shady Cryptocurrency Boom on the Post-Soviet Frontier" Wired, Backchannel. October 29, 2019. Accessed June 27, 2020. Available at: https://www.wired.com/story/cryptocurrency-boom-post-soviet-frontier/
(17) Dnister Moldovan Republic. Atlas. Tiraspol, 2000.
(18) Hannah Lucinsa Smith. "The Shady Cryptocurrency Boom on the Post-Soviet Frontier" Wired, Backchannel. October 29, 2019. Accessed June 27, 2020. Available at: https://www.wired.com/story/cryptocurrency-boom-post-soviet-frontier/
(19) Building Technologies Program Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy U.S. Department of Energy"Energy Savings Estimates of Light Emitting Diodes in Niche Lighting Applications" (2008). Accessed July 19, 2020. Available at: https://www.energy.gov/sites/prod/files/maprod/documents/Energy_Savings_Light_Emitting_Diodes_Niche_Lighting_Apps.pdf