Christopher Malmo

It's Electric

Bitcoin Mining Is Potentially More Energy-Intensive Than Gold Mining

But Bitcoin could be so much more than digital gold.
Christopher Malmo
2.7.18
Cryptocurrency Mining

Cryptocurrency Miners Are Using Old Tires to Power Their Rigs

This new “waste-to-energy” setup is meant to be less resource intensive.
Christopher Malmo
12.7.17
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
energy hog

Ethereum Is Already Using a Small Country’s Worth of Electricity

The entire network could be using slightly more than the country of Cyprus.
Christopher Malmo
6.26.17
Bitcoin

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.
Christopher Malmo
3.7.17
Canada

What Would a Bitcoin Gold Standard Look Like?

The Bank of Canada imagines a bitcoin future in a new report.
Christopher Malmo
4.8.16
Bitcoin

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.
Christopher Malmo
3.29.16
earth

Bitcoin Is Unsustainable

The energy cost of a single Bitcoin transaction could power 1.5 American homes for a day.
Christopher Malmo
6.29.15
Perfect Worlds

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.
Christopher Malmo
5.8.15
Canada

Canadian Internet Is Possibly Getting More Expensive and Slower

A whistleblowing employee in a Canadian telco is sounding the alarm on Reddit.
Christopher Malmo
12.19.14
Canada

Journalism Is Entering the Age of Virtual Reality

Come and experience, in virtual reality, the horrible taser death of a Mexican migrant at the US border in 2010.
Christopher Malmo
10.24.14
UN

The Trans-Pacific Patrnership Is Still an Enemy to the Internet

From making Disney happy by extending copyright terms, to threatening journalists—the latest leak isn't pretty.
Christopher Malmo
10.17.14
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