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Bitcoin Energy
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
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
BTC Ban
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
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
bitcoin is unsustainable
bitcoin is unsustainable

One Bitcoin Transaction Now Uses as Much Energy as Your House in a Week

Bitcoin’s surge in price has sent its electricity consumption soaring.
Christopher Malmo
11.1.17
DIY
DIY

How to Build an Ethereum Mining Rig

DIY computer building for the masses.
Daniel Oberhaus
7.28.17
energy hog
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
abominations
abominations

This NES Mines Bitcoin

Mario isn’t the only one getting coins.
Jordan Pearson
3.8.17
Bitcoin
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
Bitcoin
Bitcoin

Someone Is Trying to Sneak Bitcoin Mining Code Into Open Source Software

Stay vigilant.
Jordan Pearson
2.22.17
Bitcoin
Bitcoin

Bitcoin Could Consume as Much Electricity as Denmark by 2020

An environmental researcher modeled pessimistic and optimistic scenarios for Bitcoin’s energy consumption over the next few years.
Sebastiaan Deetman
3.29.16
News
News

Notorious Bitcoin Scammer Butterfly Labs Settles With the FTC

“Even in the fast-moving world of virtual currencies like bitcoin, companies can’t deceive people about their products."
Jordan Pearson
2.18.16