Bitcoin mining could contribute to climate change, claims report

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Bitcoin mining could contribute to climate change, claims report

One, single Bitcoin transaction could provide electricity to a British home for a month

A new scientific study has warned that the energy used by blockchain technology, such as digital currency mining, could significantly contribute to climate change. The report, published in Ener...

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