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Bitcoin mining is an easy industry to decarbonize

Cryptocurrency network does not need to be powered by fossil fuels

| North America
Bitcoin mining is an easy industry to decarbonize because the input is just electricity, and the output is data.   © Reuters

Robert Alloway is co-founder of Viridian Zero Carbon.

With world leaders gathering in Glasgow for COP26, Bitcoin boosters and naysayers continue to clash over its 50 million-tonne -- and growing -- carbon footprint, and whether cryptocurrencies are a force for good on climate change or part of the problem.

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