Mining wastes a ton of electricity that is most often produced with nuclear power or coal combustion. It creates a lot of pollution and power outages, [especially in poorer countries](https://forkast.news/inner-mongolia-shut-down-crypto-mining-china–bitcoin-miners/). Something needs to be done about this on the large scale of the cryptocurrency world, and I encourage every crypto dev out there to ditch the concept of mining for new cryptocurrencies. There is no doubt that long term, mining will become obsolete, either due to the cost of mining, or environmental protection laws if it’s not stopped early enough. Let’s use crypto for a better tomorrow, let’s not pollute the world in the name of profits anymore than it already is please.
edit: wow i really wanted to open a debate but seeing all the downvotes and negative replies that don’t address the points I make except with sarcasm within 5mn of posting, I fear my time and efforts are wasted on this hivemind. If there are smarter people out there willing to debate facts, please do contribute.