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Bitcoin mining electricity mix remained 58% sustainable in Q1 2022 – the network improved by 23% year-on-year while energy usage decreased 25%. We observed a 63% year-on-year increase in efficiency due to advances in semiconductor technology

Bitcoin mining electricity mix remained 58% sustainable in Q1 2022 – the network improved by 23% year-on-year while energy usage decreased 25%. We observed a 63% year-on-year increase in efficiency due to advances in semiconductor technology



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  1. The great thing about the economics of Bitcoin mining is that we do not need a “mining council” to incentivize/advise/direct miners to use “sustainable energy”

    The incentives and game theory do not depend upon altruism or intentions(many of those who claim to care about the environment are some of the greatest polluters). The economics alone drive a natural and organic push to use “green” energy because:

    1) sunk costs in new renewable and efficient energy projects are more competitive than buying energy from existing infrastructure

    2) Recycling waste heat from mining leads to greater efficiencies

    3) Using waste energy or untrapping unused energy make you a more competitive miner

    This means that proof of work will incentivize large scale green energy infrastructure which will make countries more energy independent and more energy secure as miners can help regulate the load on the grid and in a very granular manner ramp up and shutdown if energy is needed elsewhere

    The second benefit is Bitcoin will drive the true costs of inefficient energy usage higher incentivizing all other uses of energy to become more efficient and reducing wasteful use of energy

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