<<Put another way, global Bitcoin mining represents a minimum of 77KWh of energy consumed per Bitcoin transaction. Even as an unrealistic lower boundary, this figure is high: As senior economist Teunis Brosens from Dutch bank ING wrote, it's enough to power his own home in the Netherlands for nearly two weeks. >>
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<<I’ve had a few similar conversations lately with colleagues I admire in the Web industry. They’ve all mentioned that they are a bit tired and burnt out. This happens, especially over time. But there is a trend. For most it comes down to the fact that the etherial World Wide Web, The Medium that we all love, appears broken or unrepairable.>>
<< I can build The Medium I want. I can cling to what’s good. And this gives me hope.>>
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