Bitcoin mining emissions in China will hit 130 million tonnes by 2024


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By Donna Lu Mining bitcoin requires a lot of computer power Andrey Rudakov/Bloomberg via Getty Images The carbon emissions associated with mining bitcoin have accelerated rapidly in China, and they will soon outstrip the total annual emissions of mid-sized European countries. Analysis by Guan Dabo at Tsinghua University in Beijing, China, and his colleagues suggests that the total carbon footprint of bitcoin mining in China will peak in 2024, releasing around 130 million metric tonnes of carbon. Advertisement This figure exceeds the annual carbon emissions of countries including Italy and the Czech Republic. By 2024, bitcoin mining in China will...