The use of Bitcoin causes around 22 megatons in carbon dioxide emissions annually — comparable to the total emissions of cities such as Las Vegas or Hamburg.
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(Technical University of Munich (TUM)) The use of Bitcoin causes around 22 megatons in CO2 emissions annually — comparable to the total emissions of cities such as Hamburg or Las Vegas. That is the conclusion of the most detailed analysis to date of the cryptocurrency’s carbon footprint. For their study, an interdisciplinary team of researchers at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) analyzed such data as the IPO filings of hardware manufacturers and the IP addresses of Bitcoin ‘miners.’
(Institute of Atmospheric Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences) The use of prevalent technologies and crowdsourced data may benefit weather forecasting and atmospheric research. The data from these new ‘sensors’ could be assimilated into high-resolution numerical prediction models, and thus may lead to improvements in forecasting capabilities. The contribution to public health and safety as a result could potentially be of significant value.
In 2020, it is estimated that there will be around 4.8 billion mobile phone users worldwide. That’s more than half the global population, a truly staggering statistic that speaks to the ubiquity of digital devices and the huge impact they have had in a relatively short time. To put that into perspective, there are an […]
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