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A single change in Bitcoin’s coding could reduce its carbon footprint by 99%

Bitcoin’s energy consumption could be vastly reduced by a single change to the cryptocurrency’s programming, a new campaign backed by Greenpeace USA and the billionaire founder of the Ripple cryptocurrency, Chris Larsen, has claimed.”We know crypto doesn’t need much energy to work,” the campaign said. “Many newer cryptocurrencies are low consumers of energy or carbon-neutral because they use a better model: proof-of-stake”.

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