Bitcoin Q&A: Why “Energy Consumption” Math Sucks
Can you have a secure blockchain without mining or energy consumption? Are the energy consumption statistics shared by the media reasonable? Why is it important to focus on energy generation and not energy consumption? The number of transactions in Bitcoin is almost independent of energy consumption. Is it time to start pricing carbon’s externalities? How can Bitcoin mining finance alternative energy solutions?
0: 00 Do you think it’s possible to have a blockchain that has the five pillars of a fair currency while there’s no mining?
2: 02 It is a bit hypocritical to say, This form of energy consumption, which I’m not using, is wasteful!
3: 28 It is up to us to decide whether we will start recommending to the markets which energy use is best
6: 00 They did the math wrong
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MASTERING BITCOIN, 2nd Edition: 9
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French, ‘L’internet de l’argent’ (v1) – 0
Russian, ‘Internet deneg’ (v1) – g
Vietnamese, ‘Internet Cua Tien Te’ (v1) – g
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