crypto and the environment

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Crypto and the Environment

An environmental perspective on cryptocurrency See

Pollution direct link to this section

Bitcoin’s increasing energy consumption has triggered a passionate debate about the sustainability of the digital currency. And yet, most studies have thus far ignored that Bitcoin miners cycle through a growing amount of short-lived hardware that could exacerbate the growth in global electronic waste.[1]

Water direct link to this section

Water is used to cool systems and air humidification and thermoelectric power generation plays a role in water consumption[2]

Energy direct link to this section


  1. Bitcoin's growing e-waste problem ↩︎

  2. Bitcoin's growing water footprint ↩︎

  3. Bitcoin adoption and mining in El Salvador ↩︎