Tag: environment

Nov 11 2022

Bitcoin Mining Removes Methane From The Atmosphere

Bitcoin mining can use organic materials, such as methane, which contributes to climate change, therefore reducing the environmental impact from the gas.Watch This Episode On YouTubeListen To The Episode Here:...

Nov 02 2022

Greenpeace USA’s Misinformed Environmental Attacks Only Energize And Galvanize Bitcoiners

Underlying disinformation exposed during Greenpeace USA’s “Change The Code” campaign only served to rally the Bitcoin community.This is an opinion editorial by Daniel Batten, a Bitcoin ESG analyst, climate tech investor, author and environmental campaigner.Growing up in the '70s, our local council tried to put a rubbish tip into our coastal New Zealand community. The whole community came together -- not...

Oct 24 2022

Environmentalist Attacks On Bitcoin Mining Are Intensifying

Misleading attacks on bitcoin mining energy use are intensifying, and investors need to be aware of the adversaries that they face.This is an opinion editorial by Zack Voell, a bitcoin mining and markets researcher.For most of Bitcoin's short history, discussions over how much energy the global network uses to process and record transactions has been a...

Sep 17 2022

Where ESG Falls Short, Bitcoin Is Socially Responsible Money

Companies’ environmental, social and governance scores are based almost exclusively on subjective values masquerading as objective measures.This is an opinion editorial by Mickey Koss, a West Point graduate with a degree in economics. He spent four years in the infantry before transitioning to the Finance Corps.This is the follow-up article to “...

Sep 01 2022

Most People Are Not Prepared For The Extent Of The Energy Crisis

This transition is going to prove to be tumultuous for many around the globe and some are just beginning to realize this.The below is a direct excerpt of Marty's Bent Issue #1256: “Most people are not prepared.”...

Aug 20 2022

Bitcoin Is ESG, ESG Is Not

Bitcoin is capable of reducing energy costs for consumers as opposed to the opposite-of-intended effects that renewables have.This is an opinion editorial by Mickey Koss, a West Point graduate with a degree in economics. He spent four years in the infantry before transitioning to the Finance Corps.Part OneA common critique of Bitcoin is that it uses too much energy, yet...

Aug 11 2022

LFG = Landfill Gas: Bitcoin Mining Can Turn Gas From Garbage Into Money

Bitcoin can help address one of the most important environmental problems facing us today.Daniel Batten is a climate tech investor, author, analyst and environmental campaigner who previously founded and led his own tech company.Why A Climate Tech Investor Got Excited About Gases From GarbageSince 2013, climate technology has grown at a similarly astounding pace to bitcoin itself: up...

Jun 29 2022

It Is Time To Turn The Tables On The Bitcoin Environmental Debate

Bitcoin’s infamous energy criticism is misguided as mounting research shows the exact opposite of those claims are true.This is an opinion editorial by Marie Poteriaieva, a Ukrainian-French crypto industry observer and educator, following the space since 2016.Bitcoin is routinely treated as an environmental pariah:...

May 17 2022

Bitcoin Is Venice: Soil And Yield

Damage to our soil and ongoing misguided environmentalism are symptomatic of fiat’s shortsightedness. Bitcoin offers a chance for Renaissance....

May 09 2022

How Bitcoin Will Help Solve the Climate Crisis

The Bitcoin network is more efficient compared to our current financial system, so any concerns about its energy use are completely unfounded.Watch The Whiteboard Video HereIn this article, we are going to dive into Bitcoin’s impact on the environment.Since the rise of Bitcoin, the...

Apr 30 2022

How Bitcoin Fixes The Impact Of Illegal Gold Mining In The Amazon

Illegal gold miners will cease their operations when gold is no longer as valued as bitcoin, solving the destruction of ecosystems in the Amazon.Puerto Maldonado in Peru's Madre de Dios province feels like a frontier town. Dusty streets, ramshackle buildings, new construction and the hustle and bustle of people who want to make it. Tourists are bussed through the town to the...

Mar 29 2022

Why Nation States Will Need To Adopt Bitcoin Featuring Alex Gladstein

A conversation about Bitcoin’s ecological footprint, why Bitcoin is such a big organism and the shift from individual to nation-state adoption.Watch The Episode On YouTubeListen To This Episode:...

Mar 11 2022

The Questionable Ethics Of Bitcoin ESG Junk Science

Bitcoin environmental concerns are often portrayed in misleading and exaggerated ways contrary to proper research.Bitcoin receives disproportionate media coverage over its tiny fraction of a percent of global emissions and relatively inconsequential environmental impact. Why this happens requires following the money into environmental, social and corporate governance (ESG) accounting. ESG accountants appear to be...

Feb 18 2022

Is It Possible to Save the Environment With NFTs?

Feb 18 2022 Published at Altcoin Buzz under tags  environment moss nft

It is hard to argue against the fact that NFTs are a detriment to the environment at this current time. The data is there. Building a Proof-of-Work blockchain the scale of Ethereum is going to consume massive amounts of energy. A single ETH transaction...

Feb 01 2022

Bitcoin Is The Most ESG-Friendly Investment In My Clients’ Portfolios

People who criticize Bitcoin on ESG grounds have it backward.I am a financial advisor, and my clients have owned bitcoin since 2019. In the last couple of years, several of them have expressed concern about Bitcoin’s ESG credentials. How ironic. My analysis indicates that bitcoin is not only more...

Jan 13 2022

Bitcoin ‘Energy Per Transaction’ Is A Misleading Metric

Measuring Bitcoin’s environmental impact with “energy per transaction” is misleading and disingenuous.Environmentalists say Bitcoin uses too much energy. The world can’t afford it. It’s not worth it. That’s what they say. So, it must be true. Or must it? If you’re reading this, you’re probably aware of the popular anti-Bitcoin “energy per transaction” narrative. You’ve seen it in many major media publications....

Jan 09 2022

An Open Letter On Bitcoin To Tesla And Elon Musk

The Bitcoin Magazine Policy Team invites Tesla and Elon Musk to reconsider their stance on the environmental impact of bitcoin.Dear Tesla and Elon Musk,In February 2021, Tesla became an industry leader in Bitcoin by accepting payment alongside Microsoft, PayPal, Starbucks, Overstock and Twitch. As Bitcoin users and supporters, we were obviously disappointed in May when Tesla announced that it would no...

Dec 28 2021

Bitcoin’s Green Potential: Energy Consumption Does Not Equal Carbon Emissions

While detractors often cite Bitcoin’s energy consumption as a negative, this doesn’t automatically imply environmental impact.Bitcoin mining has long been singled out for its contribution to rising global carbon emissions. Fortunately for the pioneering cryptocurrency, many of these critiques are based on faulty assumptions and predictions divorced from an understanding of the built-in energy-seeking incentives...

Dec 19 2021

Bitcoin Is Not Dirty: It Is Radically Green

A common misconception, bitcoin is not a drain on the environment but an incentive for ever-increasing energy efficiency.Upon reading the opinion piece in the San Francisco Chronicle penned by Steve Westly, we are reminded of Brandolini’s Law, which we paraphrase here:...

Nov 20 2021

How Large-Scale Bitcoin Mining Is Driving Clean Energy Innovation

Nov 20 2021 Published at Bitcoin Magazine under tags  business environment mining

As a project in Northern Sweden shows, Bitcoin’s reliance on energy consumption could bring a more sustainable future.Energy consumption from Bitcoin mining is massive, and people are taking notice. The increases have been scaling fast, with mining energy usage quickly surpassing the totals of small countries. And many see this ever-increasing carbon footprint as a threat to climate change.But it's no...

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