Bitcoin Mining Alone Could Raise Global Temperatures Above Critical Limit By 2033
A recent UN climate report said that if global temperatures rose above 1.5 C it could lead to catastrophic climate change. Bitcoin alone could raise global temperatures by 2 C within two decades.
How Much Energy Does It Take to Grow Weed vs. Mining Bitcoin?
Power authorities are concerned about Bitcoin's energy use; how does it stack up against growing bud?
Nobody Knows Exactly How Much Energy Bitcoin Is Using
New research suggests that Bitcoin will account for 0.5 percent of the world’s electricity demand by the end of this year. But one researcher says he still isn't getting the whole picture.
How to Mine Bitcoin for Free With Google BigQuery
You won’t get rich, but it’s a pretty neat mining hack.
This City Just Passed the First Bitcoin Mining Ban in the US
Plattsburgh, New York has imposed an 18-month moratorium on Bitcoin mining to prevent miners from using all the city’s cheap electricity.
Brain Genius Submerges His Bitcoin Mining Rig in a Giant Vat of Oil
The immersion-cooled Bitcoin mining rig cost about $120,000 to make and looks like something straight out of ‘Stargate.’
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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.
How to Build an Ethereum Mining Rig
DIY computer building for the masses.
Ethereum Is Already Using a Small Country’s Worth of Electricity
The entire network could be using slightly more than the country of Cyprus.
This NES Mines Bitcoin
Mario isn’t the only one getting coins.
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.
Someone Is Trying to Sneak Bitcoin Mining Code Into Open Source Software