Bitcoin Energy Consumption Index

The Bitcoin Energy Consumption Index provides the latest estimate of the total energy consumption of the Bitcoin network. NEW RESEARCH: “Bitcoin’s growing e-waste problem (September 2021)”, noting that Bitcoin’s annual electronic waste generation (30.7 metric kilotons or 272g per transaction on average) is comparable to the small IT equipment waste produced by a country such as the Netherlands. NOTE: Read how China’s Bitcoin mining ban has affected energy consumption estimates. Annualized Total Bitcoin Footprints Single Bitcoin Transaction Footprints *The assumptions underlying this energy consumption estimate can be found here. Criticism and potential validation of the estimate is discussed here.**The minimum is … Continue reading Bitcoin Energy Consumption Index