#Bitcoin must die


If Bitcoin were to cease trading tomorrow, 0.5% of the world’s electricity demand would simply disappear. This is roughly equivalent to the output of ten coal-fired power plants, emitting 50 million tonnes of CO2 per year – which would cover one year’s worth of the carbon emission cuts required to limit temperature rises this century to 2C.



#ClimateChange #CryptoCurrency


@jalcine Careful with those click bait articles.

For the first link, its only reference to the claim that "it consumes as much power as " is a Vice article headlined "Nobody knows exactly how much energy bitcoin is using" and in the subheading it says "New research suggests..." which is for "it doesn't *actually* say that, but that's what for the purposes of my article I would like it to mean".

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