WTF, the estimates on #Bitcoin's power usage and environmental impact isn't credible? This article has forced me to reexamine some of my assumptions.
@rsolva There is this article in IEEE Spectrum on bitcoin energy usage [ https://spectrum.ieee.org/energy/policy/the-ridiculous-amount-of-energy-it-takes-to-run-bitcoin ].
There's was a discussion on that article at Hacker News [ https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=15386528 ].
I should say I have never used bitcoin or run a bitcoin miner.
@sohkamyung The Bitcoin Network is no doubt using incredible amounts of power, but most of the electricity is from renewable sources that has a huge surplus of power, not from coal, as has been frequently reported.
I used to own bitcoin but exchanged everything for IOTA, which only requires miniscule amounts of power in comparison.
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