must die

BRUH.

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.

sluggerotoole.com/2018/10/12/b

carbonbrief.org/analysis-globa

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okay but how much electricity does printing processing and trading other currencies use? Not trying to defend bitcoin I just don't know if it is actually worse then any other or just its expenditure is more easily tracked.

I loved the idea for the potential to decentralize money away from banks but that was before it became...this.

@imani Bitcoin failed on its own terms. That is it never succeeded in disintermediating banks. If anything, the usual suspects made a lot of money out of it.
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