Ecological Prospects for Computing
neta bomani

This piece was originally written in the first quarter of 2018, and published in issue #10 of The Recompiler, in print as of November 2018. Official URL for non-subscribers forthcoming. Reports now estimate that Bitcoin uses over 65 terawatt hours of electricity per year, over 0.3% of total global electricity, with the first peer-reviewed study projecting its usage to reach 0.5% by the end of 2018.