The world's largest cryptocurrency, Bitcoin, is secured by a system known as Proof of Work. Thanks in large part to the enormous success of blockchain technology, the electricity consumption of the network has grown to monumental proportions. In this video, we look at some estimates, talk about why this is a big deal, and then maybe a reason that it's really nothing to worry about.
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Great episode. I think that DPOS systems, which were invented by Daniel Larimer, will win out in the end. I am long on EOS for sure. I do like SmartCash too, which only pays out 5% of it's tokens to POW miners and 10% to nodes (POS). 15% goes to Hodlers as Smart Rewards... and here's the kicker... 70% goes to the community in exchange for growing the SmartCash Network.
China wastes a lot of energy made from renewable sources each year. They have hydroelectric power stations attached to ghost cities without any way to transmit the power to other regions. This is the energy that is being used for bitcoin mining (in China at least).
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