Researchers defend Bitcoin’s environmental impact claiming previous studies are too simplistic

Tweet Bitcoin is the world’s largest digital currency. Amid claims that bitcoin could ruin the environment and raise global warming by 2 degrees Celsius, researchers have hit back saying these studies are too simplistic to be worth taking seriously. A key selling point of Bitcoin is that it’s decentralised from any bank or authority. Instead, Bitcoins are transferred directly from person to person using the internet. Bitcoin was created in 2009 by an anonymous person using the name Satoshi Nakamoto. One Bitcoin is worth over £6000 as of May 2019….

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