//There Is Nothing Virtual About Bitcoin's Energy Appetite

There Is Nothing Virtual About Bitcoin's Energy Appetite



SAN FRANCISCO — Creating a new Bitcoin requires electricity. A lot of it. In the virtual currency world this creation process is called “mining.” There is no physical digging, since Bitcoins are purely digital. But the computer power needed to create each digital token consumes at least as much electricity …

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