Energy researcher: We should not recklessly extrapolate recent growth rates for Bitcoin into the future

Energy researcher and author, Jonathan Koomey, published a response to recent articles around the concerns of Bitcoin's energy consumption. According to Koomey, there is a tendency for many to assume that "because information technology is economically important that it also must use a lot of electricity, but that’s just not the case."

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