Is crypto worsening climate change? It's complicated.



Cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin and Ethereum are the subject of growing concern about their energy consumption and potential impact on climate change.

Why do some cryptocurrencies use so much energy, and what impact do they have on the climate? And, is there a greener alternative?

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    This was very informative and enlightening. Thanks for dropping the knowledge on us!

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    Proof of work to build and operate water wells in 3rd world.could be used as proof of work

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  • April 11, 2022 at 5:35 am
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    Crypto currency could be basd on proof of carbon capture. Or proof of plasic capture from the government

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  • April 11, 2022 at 5:35 am
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    But nobody talks about Elon musk rocket that uses more energy then anything.
    Or one man to a four seater car, this does not make sense.

    We are thirty years behind….what a big con to my grandkids future…
    Let us pray

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  • April 11, 2022 at 5:35 am
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    Thanks l needed to hear this..

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  • April 11, 2022 at 5:35 am
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    Crypto mining – increase E-waste plus electricity wastage plus air conditioning required to cool the node emits greenhouse gases and exhaust emits for heat than mall.

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    Only the people that drive electric cars in their daily lives may criticize crypto and its fossil fuel consumption, and nobody else

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    only allow mining in countries with 100% green energy

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  • April 11, 2022 at 5:35 am
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    There is no doubt about huge energy consumption in bitcoin mining. This may impact adoption. A possible solution is to build a mechanism within bitcoin which allows taking some percentage of transaction fees as cess for supporting renewable energy projects. If you can pay exorbitant fees for your transaction then you can also pay 5 percent of that fee for renewable energy. These funds should flow to renewable energy projects in developing and poor countries. This should be continued till there emerges a really cheap renewable energy source or technology.

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