I feel like a huge elephant in the room is the disastrous energy waste of Proof of Work. It really is a huge problem, and yet crypto proponents, especially bitcoin maxis, never seem to talk about it.
Whenever I bring it up, the responses are always one of these four, each as poor of an "argument" as the last:
1. Moral bankruptcy ("lmao who cares about the environment you homosexual")
2. Ludicrous mental gymnastics about how it isn't a problem ("PoW actually incentivizes green energy therefore it's actually good for the environment.")
3. Blame-shifting ("Mining doesn't emit any CO2, it's the fossil fuel plants that do, we just have to build out green energy")
or 4. Whataboutism ("How much does banks or gold mining or <insert other industry> pollute?")
Meanwhile nothing improves, and people keep dying and suffering because of bitcoin's emissions.
It is time to embrace the new world, the eth world. It is not too late for btc maxis
>Blame-shifting ("Mining doesn't emit any CO2, it's the fossil fuel plants that do, we just have to build out green energy")
Are you retarded. It's more cost efficient to run renewables at bitcoin farms.
I have not seen any evidence that this is the case. And in fact I have seen evidence that says it is NOT the case, such as the examples of fossil fuel plants that come out of decommissioning in order to power bitcoin farms. https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2022/feb/18/bitcoin-miners-revive-fossil-fuel-plant-co2-emissions-soared
For me, it's 2. If any governments were actually sincere about building cheap clean energy infrastructure then tax-breaks on green-mining would be a no brainer.
the point is to force the advancement of renewable energy
but nooo, saudis need to have their poop orgies
We could just use the waste-heat to generate energy. Power plants function on "waste-heat" anyway, as they boil water. The energy is wasted because the work is performed after the power-generation; it just needs to be put in front of the power-generation, and then the heat from the increase in entropy can be used to boil water to generate electrical power.
This makes a tiny difference. Waste heat can only be recycled to a very small ratio of the energy put into the system that is heated.
>global warming is fake.
>even if it were real bitcoin is not actually large enough to make a meaningful impact globally.
Actually it seems to me that quitting PoW is probably the very highest bang for the buck in terms of pollution reduction per effort/realism, that we have.
But computation that erases information does output that information as heat. A power plant outputs heat from energy extracted from the environment into water. Hashing outputs almost all of the information put into it as entropy, i.e. heat.
proof of work is retarded but the pollution argument is a boogeyman. society could have drastically reduced CO2 emissions by adhering to the work from home revolution, but companies are slowly forcing their wagecattle back on the kill floor for nonsense reasons. no one actually cares about pollution and the environment -- it's a political tool.
global warming is fake.
even if it were real bitcoin is not actually large enough to make a meaningful impact globally.
it’s a psyop/smear campaign designed to prevent adoption of free money that threatens the powers that be.
Everything uses energy and humanity produces and consumes it in an exponential pace. This doesn't mean that emission have to rise. You just got conditioned by the media to care about problem that isn't even real.
crypto and fusion energy are supposed to work in tandem. unfortunately this is a timeline in which crypto already is established and needs massive amounts of energy but abundant fusion energy will always be 20 years away from the present.
howsabout you're the least intelligent person in your group and others laugh at you behind your back. really and truly, you're an idiot. dont waste anyones else time with shit you cant understand.
Its not a waste.
You just have to kill all naggerS in Apefrica given the amount of environmental damage they do everyday, but you'll call that "blame-shifting."
>inb4 go leave
You know I'm right.
>I feel like a huge elephant
You're the kind of person to cry about plastic straws and claim "muh whataboutism!" when someone correctly points out that you're a dumbass making arguments in bad faith.
Very incorrect, guess again.
>[thing I don't like] uses energy
>Thus, [thing] is a waste of energy
>[thing I don't like]
I like crypto.
It's not merely about it using energy, if it was the only choice, I would have accepted it. But it's not. It's about it using more energy than what is necessary. We now have a working and secure alternative in modern Proof Of Stake implementations. That makes PoW a waste. Just like it would be a waste to travel from A to B with an intercontinental rocketship, when A and B is 100 meters apart.
The market decides what's necessary, not you or the PoS cucks.
Immutable money bitch
>The market decides what's necessary
The market does not decide what is necessary. It only decides what is profitable. And the market does not factor in externalities, meaning that what is profitable for the market (read: for the elite), is actually usually harmful to you and me. It is you who are the cuck, speaking for a philosophy that would have you brutally enslaved if it had the freedom to.
Recommended reading: Basic Economics by Thomas Sowell
Good luck on your journey of learning
Thanks but it was precisely my journey of learning that led me to knowing what I taught you in my last post. Maybe you haven't quite gotten there yet.
>the banking and financial system emits huge amount of CO2 comparable to entire countries
>some Bitcoin miners emit CO2
REAL SHIT NIGGA!
I feel like a huge elephant in the room is the disastrous energy waste of American Education.
pulls a pepe and no one on LULZ is talking about it
see nic carters arguments for why you're a huge gay retarded homosexual shill for gay retarded globohomo policies that are dumb and bad
your propaganda is bad and you are a stinky pee pee poo poo retard naggerbrain please don't come back until you have better material thank you.