In the search for ever more environmentally and ethically friendly ways to mine Bitcoin, everyone has largely ignored perhaps the most obvious solution… until now.
It seems like every week there is a more outlandish piece of hyperbole, regarding the energy used to mine bitcoin. ‘Each transaction could power 10 households for a week’! ‘More energy than the whole of France, Russia and Vatican City, combined’! ‘Enough energy to turn the sand of all the world’s beaches into glass, build a gigantic glass rocket ship out of it, and blast it to Alpha Centauri’!