[NetBehaviour] blockchain electrical consumption?

ruth catlow ruth.catlow at furtherfield.org
Sat Nov 4 15:15:38 CET 2017


Yes, I've seen this 

Some further research needed I think.

But first some cheering art that speaks to these concerns. /Julian 
Oliver's //Harvest <https://julianoliver.com/output/harvest>/ - Wind 
energy used to mine cryptocurrency to fund climate research.

These are the things I want to know - need to research.

1) How do Blockchain based emissions compare to those of other global 
communication and trading network infrastructures such as:
- Other currency and financial trading systems (including High Frequency 
- Streaming video servers for Netflix, Amazon etc

I wish the person who had penned this blog had done more to compare like 
with like. Anyone got a nice online resource we can point to?

2) And what is the carbon emission prognosis is for newer developments 
in blockchain technologies that use Proof-of-Stake rather than 

Bitcoin was the first, there are a many other blockchain technologies 
now developing different (including much more energy efficient) approaches.

Can we combine efforts here. Figures/references anyone please?


On 04/11/17 13:06, Alan Sondheim wrote:
> ah well, this just came over, comments?
> https://motherboard.vice.com/en_us/article/ywbbpm/bitcoin-mining-electricity-consumption-ethereum-energy-climate-change 
> - Alan
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