Bitcoin is not just an energy waste. It's also a huge electronic waste : around 12 000 tons of custom hardware (ASIC) produced and thrown each year. That's the equivalent of 100 millions phones, or 12 phones per active bitcoin user (8.2 million) and per year.
@original_fractalator Bitcoin consumes around half of the whole banking system, globally :
The banking system is used daily by billions. Bitcoin is only uses by 8M users each year : 0.1% of world population, making it, by far the most polluting human activity on earth, per user & year :
This is sick / insane
Stop being so nasty against savers.
Please show us the supposed e-waste. We want to see the evidence that they are throwing out this stuff and have no intention to recycle.
We think you are phony.
So you say, we find the bitcoin community to be among the most considerate and sharing. We find staunched anti-bitcoiners are the creeps (and funny how many are anti-govt, and pro-corporatations or have ties to wealthy landholders and druglords, and rarely if ever speak up against *actual* criminal abuses).
@bigblen I came into it for environmental concerns. But the deeper I dig, the more I find silly things. BC is a cult. A dangerous one.
@FranckLeroy more grist to the mill : "I think it's time for us in the tech world to speak out and make it clear the emperor has no clothes here. Cryptocurrency is sustained by a mix of money laundering, vaporware, fraud, ransomware, gambling, and delusion." https://twitter.com/Pinboard/status/1399058952336277505
@Mac_CZ around 40 000 times less. The footprint of bitcoin is absolutely insane.
@FranckLeroy That's really bad comparison, visa is only small fraction of it, you have to count also banks and central banks.
@Mac_CZ Yeah I know, comparisons are never enough for you bitcoiners, you think Bitcoin will end wars and cancer and bad breath.
Bitcoin uses half of the energy of the whole banking system, used daily by billions for real economy ... while Bitcoin is only uses by less than 0.1% of world population, for pure gambling.
This is sick.
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