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Launching public API for energy and carbon footprint data

Digiconomist has launched a new API for developers to retrieve energy consumption and carbon footprint data on the Bitcoin, Ethereum and Dogecoin networks. The respective energy index pages already provide downloadable data on the annualized energy consumption of these networks, but… Continue Reading →

Bitcoin less “green” than ever before

For many years, the Bitcoin community has argued that the network is running on a significant share of renewable energy sources. When China banned cryptocurrency mining in the Spring of 2021, Bitcoiners doubled down on this claim – arguing that… Continue Reading →

The Carbon Footprint of Polygon

In recent weeks several organizations have started experimenting with non-fungible tokens (NFTs) on top of the Polygon network. Associated press announced it was launching an NFT marketplace on top of Polygon, while also Prada, Adidas and the World Wildlife Fund… Continue Reading →

The Carbon Footprint of Polygon

In recent weeks several organizations have started experimenting with non-fungible tokens (NFTs) on top of the Polygon network. Associated press announced it was launching an NFT marketplace on top of Polygon, while also Prada, Adidas and the World Wildlife Fund… Continue Reading →

The Carbon Footprint of Polygon

In recent weeks several organizations have started experimenting with non-fungible tokens (NFTs) on top of the Polygon network. Associated press announced it was launching an NFT marketplace on top of Polygon, while also Prada, Adidas and the World Wildlife Fund… Continue Reading →

Dogecoin’s Growing Energy Problem

Next to the Bitcoin and Ethereum Energy Consumption Index a new Dogecoin Energy Consumption Index has been added to Digiconomist. As the popularity of Dogecoin has been growing over the past year, the environmental impact of its network has been… Continue Reading →

Dogecoin’s Growing Energy Problem

Next to the Bitcoin and Ethereum Energy Consumption Index a new Dogecoin Energy Consumption Index has been added to Digiconomist. As the popularity of Dogecoin has been growing over the past year, the environmental impact of its network has been… Continue Reading →

Dogecoin’s Growing Energy Problem

Next to the Bitcoin and Ethereum Energy Consumption Index a new Dogecoin Energy Consumption Index has been added to Digiconomist. As the popularity of Dogecoin has been growing over the past year, the environmental impact of its network has been… Continue Reading →

How Bitcoin mining disproportionally impacts vulnerable communities

“Should bitcoin’s mass adoption continue, an escalating climate crisis is inevitable, disproportionately exacerbating social and environmental challenges for communities already experiencing multiple dimensions of deprivation.“ This is the conclusion of new paper by Dr. Pete Howson and Alex de Vries… Continue Reading →

How Bitcoin mining disproportionally impacts vulnerable communities

“Should bitcoin’s mass adoption continue, an escalating climate crisis is inevitable, disproportionately exacerbating social and environmental challenges for communities already experiencing multiple dimensions of deprivation.“ This is the conclusion of new paper by Dr. Pete Howson and Alex de Vries… Continue Reading →

How Bitcoin mining disproportionally impacts vulnerable communities

“Should bitcoin’s mass adoption continue, an escalating climate crisis is inevitable, disproportionately exacerbating social and environmental challenges for communities already experiencing multiple dimensions of deprivation.“ This is the conclusion of new paper by Dr. Pete Howson and Alex de Vries… Continue Reading →

How Bitcoin mining disproportionally impacts vulnerable communities

“Should bitcoin’s mass adoption continue, an escalating climate crisis is inevitable, disproportionately exacerbating social and environmental challenges for communities already experiencing multiple dimensions of deprivation.“ This is the conclusion of new paper by Dr. Pete Howson and Alex de Vries… Continue Reading →

How Bitcoin mining disproportionally impacts vulnerable communities

“Should bitcoin’s mass adoption continue, an escalating climate crisis is inevitable, disproportionately exacerbating social and environmental challenges for communities already experiencing multiple dimensions of deprivation.“ This is the conclusion of new paper by Dr. Pete Howson and Alex de Vries… Continue Reading →

Bitcoin’s growing e-waste problem

Almost five years after Digiconomist first started providing insights into the energy consumption of the Bitcoin network, a new study in collaboration with Christian Stoll from MIT now provides new insights in another major component of Bitcoin’s wasteful design. The… Continue Reading →

Bitcoin’s growing e-waste problem

Almost five years after Digiconomist first started providing insights into the energy consumption of the Bitcoin network, a new study in collaboration with Christian Stoll from MIT now provides new insights in another major component of Bitcoin’s wasteful design. The… Continue Reading →

Bitcoin’s growing e-waste problem

Almost five years after Digiconomist first started providing insights into the energy consumption of the Bitcoin network, a new study in collaboration with Christian Stoll from MIT now provides new insights in another major component of Bitcoin’s wasteful design. The… Continue Reading →

Bitcoin’s growing e-waste problem

Almost five years after Digiconomist first started providing insights into the energy consumption of the Bitcoin network, a new study in collaboration with Christian Stoll from MIT now provides new insights in another major component of Bitcoin’s wasteful design. The… Continue Reading →

Bitcoin’s growing e-waste problem

Almost five years after Digiconomist first started providing insights into the energy consumption of the Bitcoin network, a new study in collaboration with Christian Stoll from MIT now provides new insights in another major component of Bitcoin’s wasteful design. The… Continue Reading →

Introducing the Ethereum Energy Consumption Index

As of today, Digiconomist is featuring an Ethereum Energy Consumption Index. It has been half a year since the Bitcoin Energy Consumption Index was launched. Since then, Ethereum has established itself as the most significant rival to the popular digital… Continue Reading →

How China’s Bitcoin mining ban affects energy consumption estimates

In June 2021 China started enforcing a complete ban on all Bitcoin mining activities in the country. Up until this point, the Bitcoin mining network had always been dominated by Chinese miners. The mining exodus from China therefore triggered a… Continue Reading →

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