Claim: How Bitcoin is eating the Earth: Computers creating ‘worthless’ cryptocurrency drive global warming as they use vastly more electricity than all the internet giants combined


By: - Climate DepotMarch 15, 2021 3:13 PM

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How Bitcoin is eating the Earth: Computers creating ‘worthless’ cryptocurrency drive global warming as they use vastly more electricity than all the internet giants combined
Keyword: globalwarming / by Daily Mail UK / 1d
Powerful computers ‘mining’ for the cryptocurrency Bitcoin are driving global warming as data shows they use vastly more electricity than all the internet tech giants combined. Bitcoin passed the $60,000 mark for the first time on Saturday, but its rocketing value again raises questions over the vast energy resources required to run machines that mine for the cryptocurrency, that some – including billionaire Warren Buffet – even consider to be worthless. On March 2, Bitcoin’s estimated energy consumption reached its highest ever rate, hitting a staggering 130.90 terawatt hours (TWh) annualised. The following week… …March 3 was at a rate…
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