Cryptocurrency and energy consumption

Despite increasing mainstream adoption of Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies, there are major concerns about their carbon footprint. And even though it is debatable how concerned we need to be, the fact remains that cryptocurrencies use a ton of electricity without any improvement in the future. The problem is visible because it seems easy to measure …

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The Traveling Wave Reactor built by TerraPower

The¬†philanthropist, business magnate, and software developer Bill Gates founded the company TerraPower in 2006. The company is developing a class of nuclear fast reactors called the traveling wave reactor (TWR). It’s an attempt to develop a clean and safe way to generate energy for future generations with nuclear power. The reactors are built to withstand …

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