What Do Bitcoin and Las Vegas Have In Common? The Size of Their Carbon Footprints4

The virtual currency bitcoin is responsible for the same amount of carbon dioxide emissions as a city like Las Vegas or Hamburg and efforts to reduce its climate footprint should be considered, researchers said Thursday.

A study by researchers at the Technical University of Munich and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, examined how much power is consumed by computers used to generate bitcoins and process transactions.

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http://fortune.com/2019/06/13/bitcoin-carbon-footprint-emissions/

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