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When Bitcoin Emits as Much Carbon Dioxide per Year as Las Vegas

When Bitcoin Emits as Much Carbon Dioxide per Year as Las Vegas

Use of the cryptocurrency Bitcoin causes approximately 22 megatons in CO2emissions each year, an amount comparable to the total emissions of entire countries such as Jordan and Sri Lanka, Gregory Barber reported for Wired in June 2019. The Wired article reported the findings of a 2019 conducted by researchers at the Technical University of Munich on the energy consumption of bitcoin mining. “Coal is fueling Bitcoin,” Christian Stoll, the leader of the research team, told Wired. “The question is how to prevent it.”Barber’s Wired report also noted that a previous study that, if Bitcoin...

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