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"Dirty money"? Why Bitcoins currently cost a "bit" too much energy

June 03, 2021 Green Alsion, Denmark
GREEN VISIONS - GREEN IDEAS
"Dirty money"? Why Bitcoins currently cost a "bit" too much energy
Show Notes

Taking up the fact that Tesla first decided to accept Bitcoin payments and then revised that decision again with reference to environmental reasons, we discuss in this episode the huge CO2 footprint of Bitcoins and its underlying reasons as well as future solutions. Our invited expert for this discussion is Dominic Deuber from the Chair of Applied Cryptography at the FAU Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany. He is a member of an international team of researchers that studies the technology and impact of cryptocurrencies.

https://www.chaac.tf.fau.eu/person/dominic-deuber/#collapse_0

Sources of our discussion: 
https://www.financialexpress.com/industry/bitcoin-shocker-cryptos-rise-may-soon-leave-carbon-footprint-equivalent-to-size-of-londons-emissions/2215513/

https://www.handelszeitung.ch/geld/krypto-gegen-klima-der-bitcoin-ist-eine-umweltsau


Total run time 11:40 minutes
Speakers: Oliver Niebuhr (host) & Dominic Deuber (guest)
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