Bitcoin mining takes more electricity a year than Ireland

It’s known that Bitcoin system consumes more electrical power than Ireland in a year, the statistics showed it last time when token rose beyond 9 000 $
02 December 2017   1845

Financial and economic news Digiconomist says the most part of energy is spent on checking cryptocurrency transactions is equal to 30, 14 TWh per year.

During the constant power consumption of 3,4 GW, Bitcoin mining uses fivefold more energy than the London Array produces.

We can compare this phenomenon with the fact that with such an abundant consumption of electricity, about 36,000 kettles with water can be heated. It can also be compared to the fact that one of the largest US data processing centers consumes only 2% of power that bitcoin network requires. At the same time, this organization conducts about 100 million transactions, but the network of bitcoins as a whole processes 350,000.

The astronomical energy thread is the edge of how the bitcoin network protects itself from cracks. Without centralized credentials to confirm transactions, bitcoin instead of the backup copies of the miners who provide this system with computers to work, rises with the help of unprecedented energy-intensive computing operations. Bitcoin network always rewards its users at the rate of about 11 000 $.

The more bitcoin price is increased, the more new users with their computers to run bitcoin network are appeared.

Everyone observed the third growth of bitcoin in history which took place on the 27th of November. Financial freedom has its price, and in this case this price has the form of electricity – a resource that can be generated in a variety of ways.

In fact, it is for this reason that many large mining operators are now moving to countries where it is possible to obtain abundant energy from natural sources. Currently, one of the startups is experimenting with "smart meters", managed by digital currencies, and this may well become a harbinger of the coming changes.

Buterin to Propose to Increase PoS-Validators Reward

According to Vitalik proposal, if PoS-validators, for example, validate 1,000,000 ETH, then the annual yield will be 18.1%
23 April 2019   91

The creator of Ethereum, Vitalik Buterin, published on GitHub a proposal on changing the reward scheme for validators after the transition of ETH to the Proof-of-Stake consensus mechanism (PoS).

According to the formula proposed by Buterin, if PoS-validators, for example, validate 1,000,000 ETH, then the annual yield will be 18.1%.

Buterin PoS Validators Reward Proposal
Buterin PoS Validators Reward Proposal

The more assets are fixed for validation, the lower the interest rate. So, 134 217 728 ETH will bring cryptoinvestors only 1.56% per annum. At the same time, the maximum annual emission volume will be 2,097,152 ETH.

Considering that the current volume of Ethereum's market offer is 105,777,585 ETH, this offer is focused on the medium and long term. Buterin also clarified that the profitability indicators are shown without taking into account proceeds from transaction fees. Consequently, the actual income of validators can be several percent higher than the values ​​indicated in the table.

According to Justin Drake, a researcher at the Ethereum Foundation, if after implementing PoS 32 million ETH will be allocated for stacking, the income of validators will be 3.2% per annum. At the same time, the annual emission indicator will be 1% (for comparison, the current indicator of Bitcoin inflation is 3.94%).

In this case, Drake notes that after the activation of EIP 1559 of the funds collected in the form of commissions, will be destroyed. Consequently, with an average gas consumption of each shard of 1000 ETH per year, inflation will drop to 0.5%.

Users left generally positive comments on the offer. However, some of them expressed fears that in the new conditions the exchange may receive significant advantages, which will be able to do stacking at the expense of clients.