Bitcoin now uses as much energy as Ireland and could match Austria by end of 2018

John Leonard
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Electricity consumption doubled in the last six months with the trajectory likely to continue, says PwC economist

The global Bitcoin network currently consumes at least 2.55 gigawatts of electricity, a figure that has roughly doubled in the last 6 months, and new research suggests that this figure could triple...

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