Haiku ~ Bitcoin

Haiku ~ Bitcoin

It’s funny how things pan out. I was searching Amazon for a new powered USB hub as my last one seems to work no longer, and I am shown USB devices to mine bitcoins. Further reading and I stumble upon this alarming article from The Guardian explaining the effects on this activity as “…a competition to waste the most electricity possible by doing pointless arithmetic quintillions of times a second.”

Has the world gone (even more) stark, raving mad?

Heating our planet

To feed insatiable greed:

Cryptocurrency

 

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~Richard

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  1. I agree, Brian. I didn’t realize what the so-called “bitcoin mining” was – just a bit of wordplay to hide the fact that it’s using energy hungry computer processors to solve pointless numerical codes so that the winner gets to own a bitcoin.

    At a time when we worry about greenhouse gases the last thing we need is energy rich countries burning fuel to feed this stupid, greed-driven activity.

    If you read the Guardian article you see that we’re talking about sufficient energy to fuel a country!

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