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Environmental toll of Bitcoin similar to beef production, crude oil: study

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New research puts the climate damage of Bitcoin on par with pollution from the beef production industry and crude oil burned as gasoline. Carbon emissions for mining a single bitcoin rose from 0.9 tons in 2016 to 113 tons in 2021, a 126-fold increase. Bitcoin mining used 75.4 terawatt hours of electricity in 2020, more than Austria (69.9) or Portugal (48.4)
2 months ago·New York, United States

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