Bitcoin mining may be pumping out as much CO2 per year as Kansas City

The use of Bitcoin causes around 22 megatons in CO2 emissions annually -- comparable to the total emissions of cities such as Hamburg or Las Vegas. That is the conclusion of the most detailed analysis to date of the cryptocurrency's carbon footprint. For their study, an interdisciplinary team of researchers at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) analyzed such data as the IPO filings of hardware manufacturers and the IP addresses of Bitcoin 'miners'.

Bitcoin mining may be pumping out as much CO2 per year as Kansas City

The latest attempt to assess the environmental impact of the cryptocurrency finds that mining accounts for about 0.2% of global electricity consumption.

Wed 12 Jun 19 from MIT Technology Review

Empirical energy consumption model quantifies Bitcoin's carbon footprint

Researchers have conducted the first analysis of Bitcoin power consumption based on empirical data from IPO filings and localization of IP addresses. They found that the cryptocurrency's carbon ...

Wed 12 Jun 19 from TechXplore

Bitcoin leaves a carbon footprint as large as Las Vegas, study finds

Sometimes, going digital isn't the most eco-friendly option.

Fri 14 Jun 19 from CNN

Bitcoin’s energy consumption is the same as a small country

Did you know that Bitcoin is a significant contributor to global warming?

Wed 12 Jun 19 from ZME Science

Bitcoin causing CO2 emissions comparable to Hamburg

Hardware and IP addresses analyzed to assess the carbon footprint of the cryptocurrency Technical University of Munich (TUM) The use of Bitcoin causes around 22 megatons in CO2 emissions annually ...

Fri 14 Jun 19 from Watts Up With That?

Bitcoin causing CO2 emissions comparable to Hamburg, Fri 14 Jun 19 from Science Blog

Bitcoin causing CO2 emissions comparable to Hamburg, Thu 13 Jun 19 from Eurekalert

Bitcoin, Las Vegas have the same size carbon footprint

The latest audit of Bitcoin's carbon footprint suggests the digital currency is responsible for 22 megatons of CO2 emissions annually.

Thu 13 Jun 19 from UPI

Bitcoin use causing huge CO2 emissions: Study

Bitcoin mining has increased rapidly in recent years, raising the question of whether it is imposing an additional burden on the climate.

Mon 17 Jun 19 from The Hindu

Bitcoin causing carbon dioxide emissions comparable to Las Vegas or Hamburg

The use of Bitcoin causes around 22 megatons in carbon dioxide emissions annually -- comparable to the total emissions of cities such as Las Vegas or Hamburg.

Thu 13 Jun 19 from ScienceDaily

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