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Bitcoin's Insane Energy Consumption, Explained


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Credit: Felix Konig

The skyrocketing value of Bitcoin is leading to soaring energy consumption. According to one widely cited website that tracks the subject, the Bitcoin network is consuming power at an annual rate of 32TWh—about as much as Denmark.

From Ars Technica
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