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Some statistics to start the year:

During 2021 Bitcoin consumed 134 TWh in total, which is comparable to the electrical energy consumed by a country like Argentina.

Related CO2 emissions were ~64 Mt; enough to negate the entire global net savings from deploying EVs.


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@ben I wonder how much power was consumed by servers that host services like Facebook and Twitter...

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@Zeth plenty but not even close to that scale

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