Bitcoin's Energy Consumption Can Power An Entire Country — But EOS Is Trying To Fix That

Proof of work (POW) is data that is costly and time-consuming to produce but easy for others to verify. The Bitcoin POW mechanism is so costly that it consumes the same amount of electricity it takes to power a country like Switzerland in one year. Bitcoin's current estimated annual electricity consumption …
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Illegal Bitcoin Mining Operation Tapping Cheap Power Busted in South Korea

South Korean police have arrested over a dozen individuals involved in an illegal bitcoin mining operation that used cheap electricity afforded to industrial complexes. The metropolitan police agency of Gwangju, a city in country's south, has revealed details of alleged illegal mining activities undertaken …
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