Bitcoin mining generates as much CO2 as a small country, but it could be remedied, study estimates

The newest study on bitcoin's energy consumption estimates that about 22 megatons in CO2 emissions are generated per year, Wired reports; approximately equivalent to the carbon footprint of Jordan, Sri Lanka, or Kansas City.

When other cryptocurrencies beyond bitcoin are taken into the equation, the figure doubles.

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