The Hard Math Behind Bitcoin’s Global Warming Problem

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Let me freak you out for a second.

You know what bitcoin is, right? I mean, no, but quickly, it’s a “cryptocurrency” that’s basically secret computer money.

One bitcoin, which doesn’t actually have a real, physical form, is worth at this moment upwards of $16,000.

But to get one, you either have to buy them from online exchanges or use specialized computing hardware to “mine” it.

 
 
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