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Bill Gates is targeting Bitcoin for the open use of Planet Energy for transaction validation.
Bill Gates Says that Bitcoin is bad For the Planet
In a live-streamed Clubhouse session, Bill Gates, popular Microsoft’s co-founder and chair of the Breakthrough Energy Ventures Investment Fund said Bitcoin swallows planet energy due to the highest transactional energy consumption.
“Bitcoin uses more electricity per transaction than any other method known to mankind, and so it’s not a great climate thing,”
In a broader perspective, Bill Gates is not giving a false warning. Let’s see how Bitcoin cryptocurrency actually works. Bitcoin is an encrypted, public, and shared form of money that is generated by a longer Blockchain code. Blockchain is a collective record, also known as a Ledger, that stores cryptocurrency transactional records in the same way that Excel spreadsheets do.
The Bitcoin model requires transaction data to be stored on volunteer computers for transaction verification. A volunteer computer runs software to verify transactions made under certain rules involving a mutual agreement between both parties, and the buyer has sufficient funds in his Bitcoin wallet.
The volunteers are known as Miners. Kickbacks compensate miners for their hardware and the energy that computers consume. These payments are created in the form of cryptocurrency.
Bitcoins don’t rely on single computer verification. If the system receives enough verified results from different Miners, the transaction is added to the world’s most recent transactions as “Block.”
The transaction’s math requires so much computing power that it cannot be validated by a single computer or group of users, preventing the system from generating counterfeit currency.
Bit mining requires dedicated machines.
This entire process necessitates specialised hardware and consumes a significant amount of power. Furthermore, additional cooling systems are required to keep the machine’s temperature low during complex mathematical processes.
A huge amount of energy is wasted for a single transaction. Bill Gates’s concerns are not just for the headlines. The world is concerned about the waste of Energy which is getting worse every day. So many countries are facing an energy crisis. Our current ways of generating energy are subject to Climate Change. This currency is not good for Green Planet. It is not designed to help fight climate change.
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funny coming from a family that has a carbon footprit the size of a midsized country
How about we talk about Bill Gates' extensive investments in the fossil fuel and aviation industries? Hypocrite.
But the traditional financial system expends vast resources to print cash and to distribute cash and cards and to secure cash and account credentials and payment networks.
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Well i think Bill Gates is bad for the planet never mind bitcoin
Is this the same Bill Gates that has four private jets and numerous helicopters? The same Bill Gates that used Douglas fir trees that were hundreds of years old to build his house? Couldn't be….surely!
So how do you spell excessive?
Author (and Bill Gates) ought to do better research. Yes bit coin mining uses energy (as do all electronic financial transactions). However it's not the usage of energy that is 'bad for the planet' it's the method of generating/capturing the energy that is 'bad for the planet' .
Also explain to author the difference between 'excessive' and 'accessive' there's no such word as the latter.
Bill Gate is bad for the planet. His projects has killed more humans in the past years than wars in the past 20 years.
BTC is saving the people.
There are plenty other problems to target to solve the global energy crisis… Bitcoin ain't the biggest problem here, why is it targeted once it succeeded ? Mr. Gates should refrain from such comments for his own reputation… Linux will sweep his windows floor soon enough… and everyone was laughing that Linux will never see the success, who's laughing now? 😀 Next time Microsoft won't sue Schools using illegal Windows… (crazy…)
I would be interested to know how much power Microsoft data centers use and where theyre actually getting the data on bitcoin mining powerconsumption. Kind of just sounds like he is trying to push his green energy agenda…
Lulz. Who wrote this?
Bitcoin consumes as much power as Ireland – that's excessive, way beyond the amount used to run MS data centres. Even worse, many of the miners are located in China, Russia etc. That could be a serious problem if Bitcoin became widespread and there was a conflict with this countries. Bill is correct.
Bill Gates needs to shut up about his boomer coin, the crypto currency ecosystem has already come up with solutions to bitcoin and ethereums shorcomings.
Sounds like another Elitist drive to prevent ordinary people from sharing in the success of Bitcoin before the price skyrockets. As for 'Climate change' ……………
I agree with him.