A new report finds its way in our crypto news conducted by Nature.com where scientists raised the alarm about the Bitcoin’s carbon footprint and that is worryingly impacting our planet.
According to the report, all of the existing data for Bitcoin’s electricity consumption is compared and calculated to see what the adoption of this cryptocurrency can bring us in the following years.
Last year a rough total of 315 billion cashless transactions were made and Bitcoin took only 0.033 percent of the done transactions. Scientist agree that such growth in the adoption of a new technology is normal but however, in a few years the percentage will get much higher and bitcoin is expected to dominate the total of cashless transactions which is why the eco-impact is so terrifying.
In less than 20 years, the emissions of Bitcoin usage could cross the 2C threshold. For its current carbon footprint, the report notes:
“60 percent of the economic return of the Bitcoin transaction verification process goes to electricity, at $0.05 per kWh and 0.7 kg of carbon dioxide-equivalent (CO2e) emitted per kWh, [resulting in an] estimate that Bitcoin usage emits 33.5 metric tons of CO2e annually, as of May 2018.”
The logic is, all of the miners will eventually want to migrate to areas that have low-cost power options but that is not an efficient-enough solution. Also, if energy costs remain higher, improved hardware could help reduce the footprint but this is a solution that is not actually built yet.
Not all scientists agree as well. Some believe that the mining process is the real problem we should all be focused on and improve the way energy is produced and generated.
Russia Is Not Planning To Buy $10 Billion In Bitcoin
“This statement has no common sense. The Russian Federation — like any other country in the world — is simply not ready to combine its traditional financial system with cryptocurrencies.”Sidorenko reacted to the fake news reports from Telegraph where it was noted that Russia wants to invest $10 billion in bitcoin in order to mitigate the economic impact that is brought up from the US sanctions. The rumors emerged on Twitter where a particular user wrote that Kremlin has no choice but to invest in bitcoin and that it is the only way to avoid the harsh sanctions by President Trump. Ginko posted on Twitter and his post went viral after Telegraph wrote a story about it and lots of other websites just added their own touch to it. Ginko is known to the public for making such shocking tweets and comments after once saying that sham investment adviser Bernie Madoff is the real Satoshi Nakamoto. However, Sidorenko said that Ginko’s comments are absurd:
“Even if Russia wants to place its cryptocurrency assets now, it simply cannot do this. We do not have any mechanisms that would allow us to introduce a system: where these assets would be stored, which authorities would be responsible for it, which would be responsible for abuses and stuff.”However, according to Tota Kaliaskarova, the director of macroeconomic policy with the Eurasian Economic Union says that crypto could have a huge impact on the Eurasian economy.
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Crypto Analysts: 2019 May Be A Year Of Bitcoin Accumulation
“Similar to 2015, 2019 may be the year of accumulation.’’Another crypto researcher Willy Woo said that while a crash of bitcoin to $3,122 could lead to an increase in volume, it won’t show signs of starting of the accumulation period. He pointed out:
‘’Despite the technical setup that suggests bullishness is possible, there’s not a lot on-chain volume to fuel a prolonged up move. What we saw in the last 7 weeks was a spike of on-chain volume driven by volatility, coins moving to exchanges to trade. The initial volume spike false signalled a faster detox and an earlier end to the bear market, but in fact it was a volatility side effect. That move from $6k to $3k created immense trade volume, but it was in no way a signal that accumulation volume had begun.’’Until evidence for the accumulation of crypto assets shows up, there are still expectations of high volatility levels.
Scott Galloway Of UCLA Believes Crypto Will Get Worse In 2019
‘’VR and crypto go from bad to worse. AI fails to live up to the hype. 3D printing rises from the ashes. Smart cameras become a hot category.’’His assessment seems to be accurate but can the crypto market prove to be the odd one out? This can be so since many industries are really committed to the crypto sector. Companies such as Fidelity, ICE, and Nasdaq have funded at least five projects in the crypto space over the past year. Venture capitalist Jim Breyer even said:
“So many of the very best computer scientists and deep learning Ph.D. students and postdocs are working on blockchain because they have so much fundamental interest in what blockchain can mean. You don’t want to bet against the best and brightest in the world.’’
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