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Monday, July 10, 2017

Cryptocurrency Electricity Requirements Surpasses Annual Energy Consumption of Few Nations

Cryptocurrency Electricity Requirements Surpasses Annual Energy Consumption of Few Nations

While some continue to praise Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies as the beginning of the new world order, there are some who believe that the very digital currencies might spell doom by accelerating global warming. The dissent against Bitcoin and other PoW based cryptocurrencies is fueled by the extent of mining operations. As the mining hardware continues to become more powerful, the mining difficulty rises proportionally to maintain a constant emission of new tokens.


An increase in mining difficulty also means increasing energy requirements. According to reports, the recent rise in Ethereum value has led to an increased interest among the cryptocurrency community members. Many people have taken up Ethereum mining using graphic processors.


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Source: NewsBTC


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