How Crypto Mining is Destroying our Planet

Did you know that cryptocurrency can harm the environment? Check out the video to learn more.

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Cryptocurrency mining is the process by which new crypto coins reach the market. It's also how the network certifies new transactions, and it's an important part of the blockchain ledgers, upkeep, and development.

Mining is carried out with the help of sophisticated software that solves complicated math problems and puzzles. Computers compete to find the solution, and the first to do so receives a block of bitcoins, after which the process repeats itself. Crypto mining is incredibly expensive, time-consuming, and energy-intensive, but it is only occasionally profitable. Despite its poor success rate, investors are still lured to it since the rewards allow users to legitimize and monitor their crypto transactions.

In essence, miners are compensated for their services as auditors. Because mining is so competitive, you'll need a machine with a lot of processing power. Graphics processing units (GPUs) and application-specific integrated circuits (ASICs) for your computer might cost anywhere from $500 to tens of thousands of dollars.

As the demand for energy to operate these algorithms grows, so does the amount of energy required by these computer systems. The network is expanding at a quicker rate than the technology required to keep it running. This has a negative influence on the environment, leaves a carbon footprint, and puts a burden on your mining hardware.

Can you think of some ways that we can reduce our carbon footprint while mining? Let us know in the comments below!

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