Bitcoin’s Exponential Global Warming Threat

 

“With the ever-growing devastation created by hazardous climate conditions, humanity is coming to terms with the fact that climate change is as real and personal as it can be,” said researchers at the University of Hawaii at Manoa. “Clearly, any further development of cryptocurrencies should critically aim to reduce electricity demand, if the potentially devastating consequences of 2°C of global warming are to be avoided.”

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Today’s “Planet Earth Report” –Is Blockchain the World’s Next Internet?

Silicon Valley and Wall Street are obsessed with Bitcoin and its underlying technology called blockchain, says Crazy/Genius host Derek Thompson at The Atlantic. Boosters say it’ll fix everything from elections to shipping to identity theft. But what exactly is blockchain, how is it being used, and is the hype really worth it?

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