@jkb estimated by who?
@mxtthxw According to Digiconomist a couple years ago, the current figure is substantially higher: https://digiconomist.net/bitcoin-energy-consumption
I picked the lowest estimate I could find, the numbers are insanely high enough as is
@jkb this year's energy consumption likely to be closer to 110TWh.
Whilst obviously significant, also significantly different to the estimate given hence my questioning of the data.
@mxtthxw Digiconomist figures are provided with methodology details and source data, along with criticism of both the method and the source data.
Even a lower estimate of 110 TWh would be insanely high, it's equivalent to what The Netherlands use. There are 17 million people in The Netherlands.
@jkb Wow! I thought you were just a little bit ignorant about something you hadn't researched enough when I first replied. But the amount of obviously and provably false assertions and conclusions you just wrote up there is truly staggering. It's well too much BS for me to refute in even a few posts, and I don't actually care about the opinions of rich Westeners unwilling to understand the world they inhabit, or consider the lives of half of humanity. Have a nice day! I'm out.
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