Bitcoin Mining Is Potentially More Energy-Intensive Than Gold Mining
But Bitcoin could be so much more than digital gold.
Cryptocurrency Miners Are Using Old Tires to Power Their Rigs
This new “waste-to-energy” setup is meant to be less resource intensive.
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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.
Ethereum Is Already Using a Small Country’s Worth of Electricity
The entire network could be using slightly more than the country of Cyprus.
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.
What Would a Bitcoin Gold Standard Look Like?
The Bank of Canada imagines a bitcoin future in a new report.
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.
Bitcoin Is Unsustainable
The energy cost of a single Bitcoin transaction could power 1.5 American homes for a day.
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.
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.
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.
Canadian Internet Is Possibly Getting More Expensive and Slower
A whistleblowing employee in a Canadian telco is sounding the alarm on Reddit.