Bitcoin’s energy use got studied, and you libertarian nerds look even worse than usual:
The first peer-reviewed study of bitcoin’s energy consumption confirms fears: Bitcoin’s energy consumption is growing at 20% *per month* and is effectively erasing decades of progress on renewable energy.
Comments by vakibs:
Bitcoin is another step in the accelerating entropy of abstracting real objects into virtual pieces of information, breaking that information into pieces & revirtualizing it. What will it do to the ecosystems in the real world? What does entropy do to the real world? Surprised?