Blockchain and energy consumption: the big question
Concerns have been raised about the spiralling energy usage of blockchains, but what is the big picture? There are a number of hangovers for blockchain and distributed ledger technologies (DLT) from their respective origins in cryptocurrency. One of these is the issue of energy consumption. In a recent video explainer from technology author and expert […]
The latest thoughts from the people who bring you Blockchain Ireland Firstly, when blockchain infrastructure is used for applications other than cryptocurrency mining, the patterns of use, and the use cases, are very different. Therefore, different approaches can be taken which yield very different results. For example, cryptocurrency mining relies heavily on a consensus protocol […]
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