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"On average, Bitcoin generates 272 g of e-waste per transaction processed [and] could produce up to 64.4 metric kilotons of e-waste at peak Bitcoin price levels seen in early 2021. The demand for mining hardware may disrupt semiconductor supply chains."

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@tuxdevices For comparison's sake, I'd be curious to find out how much e-waste is produced by traditional non-distributed financial transaction systems. I'll go digging at the weekend!

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