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Under the Microscope: The True Costs of Banking
Hass McCook compares the relative sustainability of the bitcoin network with the legacy banking system.
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Under the Microscope: The Real Costs of a Dollar
After examining the cost of gold production, Hass McCook looks at the sustainability of printing and minting physical currency.
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Under the Microscope: The True Costs of Gold Production
In part two of a series on bitcoin's sustainability, Hass McCook looks at the true costs of gold mining.
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Under the Microscope: Economic and Environmental Costs of Bitcoin Mining
In part one of a new series, Hass McCook looks at the true costs of bitcoin mining.
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Why Bitcoin is the Petroleum of Our Time
Crypto-entrepreneurs are making waves in heavily-regulated territory, just like in the early days of petroleum, argues economist Tuur Demeester.
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Building a Greener Bitcoin: How to Reduce Carbon Emissions
How to reduce carbon emissions from bitcoin mining? CoinDesk looks at the pros and cons of the available options.
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Bitcoin's Carbon Emissions: It's All Relative
We know how many pounds of carbon a bitcoin makes. How does it compare to the broader financial sector?
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What is the Carbon Footprint of a Bitcoin?
Figures suggest that mining a bitcoin is equivalent to burning around 16 gallons of gasoline.
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How Green is Bitcoin?
We look at the environmental impact of Bitcoin mining and whether the the energy costs justify the rewards.
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Traade buys smartphones for bitcoins
A new service is offering people bitcoins for old smartphones. Traade will pay for phones in the Ecoin and will then recycle them.
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