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The electricity used to mine bitcoin this year is bigger than the annual usage of 159 countries

The electricity used to mine bitcoin this year is bigger than the annual usage of 159 countries

Business Insider - Oscar Williams-Grut

• New bitcoin is created by computers solving complex cryptographic problems, a process known as "mining."• PowerCompare.co.uk says the amount of electricity used by computers mining bitcoin so far this year eclipses the annual usage of countries like Ireland and most African countries.• Bitcoin's …

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