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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.
Daniel Oberhaus
10.29.18
Bitcoin

Bitcoin addiction is now a thing that hospitals treat

“It provides excitement and an escape from reality.”
Alex Lubben
5.30.18
Power

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?
Jordan Pearson
5.29.18
Bitcoin Energy

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.
Daniel Oberhaus
5.16.18
FREE MONEY

How to Mine Bitcoin for Free With Google BigQuery

You won’t get rich, but it’s a pretty neat mining hack.
Daniel Oberhaus
4.9.18
cryptocurrency

Criminals are hijacking your computer to mine cryptocurrency

Nearly 25 percent of all crypto-jacking attacks were detected in the U.S.
David Gilbert
4.2.18
BTC Ban

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.
Daniel Oberhaus
3.16.18
Bitcoin

Iceland's bitcoin miners may leave the country without enough energy

“Four months ago, I could not have predicted this trend.”
Alex Lubben
2.14.18
Bitcoin

Russian nuclear scientists caught trying to use a top-secret supercomputer to mine bitcoin

Bitcoin's epic crash has done little to stop crazed investors looking to get in on the action
Alex Lubben
2.9.18
Bitcoin

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.’
Daniel Oberhaus
2.1.18
cryptocurrency

China plans to kill most of the world's bitcoin mining operations

The price could spike again.
David Gilbert
1.8.18
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
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