The “ridiculously wasteful, malignant, guzzling” of electricity usage by Bitcoin miners is “illegally siphoning power, causing country–wide blackouts, not remotely sustainable, and is ruining the planet.”OMFG run for your lives, Bitcoin will kill us all! But wait, before we all go running for the nearest fallout shelter, let’s just examine for a minute if there’s any truth behind these claims. Will Bitcoin really boil the oceans?
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Selecting a term
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