Reply to post: Re: The cost in kW

From Libra to leave-ya: eBay, Visa, Stripe, PayPal, others flee Facebook's crypto-coin

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Re: The cost in kW

If one person paid for a TfL bus fare by Bitcoin, the transaction would use enough electricity to take that bus to Leeds.

If everyone on a Northern Line train paid for their fare by Bitcoin, all their transactions would use enough electricity to take that train to Napoli in Italy,

That's a very good way of illustrating the folly of crypto currencies, thanks.

I also wonder just how much of global warming was caused by all the power used for crypto coin mining..

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