Rolling Coal, tech-bro style
May 18, 2018 5:10 AM Subscribe
Bitcoin’s energy footprint has more than doubled in six months, and it’s expected to double again by the end of the year, according to a new proof-of-work study by economist Alex de Vries (Eurekalert, Joule) out Wednesday. If that happens, bitcoin would be gobbling up 0.5 percent of the world’s electricity, about as much as the Netherlands.
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