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Cryptocurrency's dirty secret: Energy consumption

Though skeptics may characterize cryptocurrency as "fake money," "worse than tulip bulbs," or outright fraud, it is a very real business. The market capitalization of the almost 19,000 cryptocurrencies in circulation is currently ...

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Bitcoin miners descend on Georgia to mint new currency

Georgia was the site of America's first gold rush in 1828 when miners flocked to the mountains near Dahlonega looking to strike it rich. Nearly 200 years later, a new wave of miners is descending on the state.

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Why does bitcoin consume 'insane' energy?

Cryptocurrency fans have counted Tesla boss Elon Musk as among their champions, but this week he rocked their world by questioning the future of the digital assets and singling out carbon emissions from bitcoin mining for ...

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