Christopher Malmo

It's Electric

Bitcoin Mining Is Potentially More Energy-Intensive Than Gold Mining

But Bitcoin could be so much more than digital gold.
Christopher Malmo
2.7.18
Cryptocurrency Mining

Cryptocurrency Miners Are Using Old Tires to Power Their Rigs

This new “waste-to-energy” setup is meant to be less resource intensive.
Christopher Malmo
12.7.17
bitcoin is unsustainable

One Bitcoin Transaction Consumes As Much Energy As Your House Uses in a Week

As Bitcoin’s price increases, its energy consumption is soaring. Bitcoin's power consumption is extremely high compared to conventional digital payment, and one transaction now uses as much energy as your house in a week.
Christopher Malmo
11.1.17
energy hog

Ethereum Is Already Using a Small Country’s Worth of Electricity

The entire network could be using slightly more than the country of Cyprus.
Christopher Malmo
6.26.17
Bitcoin

A Single Bitcoin Transaction Takes Thousands of Times More Energy Than a Credit Card Swipe

While the digital currency has gotten more energy efficient in the last few years, it's still significantly less sustainable than other forms of payment.
Christopher Malmo
3.7.17
Canada

What Would a Bitcoin Gold Standard Look Like?

The Bank of Canada imagines a bitcoin future in a new report.
Christopher Malmo
4.8.16
Bitcoin

To Survive Long Term, Bitcoin Needs a Break from the Real World

Bitcoin is in trouble. MIT Media Lab is prescribing $900,000 and some time to incubate.
Christopher Malmo
3.29.16
earth

Bitcoin Is Unsustainable

The energy cost of a single Bitcoin transaction could power 1.5 American homes for a day.
Christopher Malmo
6.29.15
Perfect Worlds

This Bitcoin Simulator Is an Insane Trip Through Cryptocurrency Hell

Although it can be quite scathing, there’s a dry sophistication to Bitcoin Mining Profit Calculator: Gaiden’s takedown of the Bitcoin community’s underbelly.
Christopher Malmo
5.8.15
Tech

The Canadian Government Is Asking ISPs to Stop Sending Warning Letters for Illegal Downloading

The letters sometimes contain misinformation and threaten legal action that will probably never occur.
Christopher Malmo
1.14.15
Tech

Is Canada Going to Successfully Crack Down on Illegal Downloading?

More and more Canadians will be receiving warning letters in 2015 if and when they're caught torrenting a Vin Diesel movie. This coincides with new legislation that could allow ISPs to divulge personal subscriber information to copyright holders.
Christopher Malmo
12.23.14
Canada

Canadian Internet Is Possibly Getting More Expensive and Slower

A whistleblowing employee in a Canadian telco is sounding the alarm on Reddit.
Christopher Malmo
12.19.14
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