- Oct 17, 2014
- 15,518 (4.53/day)
Each Bitcoin transaction uses 4,200 gallons of water — enough to fill a swimming pool — and could potentially cause freshwater shortages
Water used for power and maintenance of Bitcoin servers adds more environmental issues.
Tom's Hardware had an interesting article today, I just read it... very interesting. Lot's of great explanation about the number was calculated, etc.
The studies also observe the bitcoin mining operation in Kazakhstan, which could face a significant freshwater shortage of 997.9 GL by 2030. This is mainly because China banned Bitcoin operations, and as a consequence, many mining operations shifted there, making the country the largest hub for Bitcoin mining.
So if you live in Kazakhstan, and you plan to have drinking water around the year 2035, you are probably fucked. Unless the UN steps in to help you. The USA seems to also have some issues with potential fresh water sources, but only if no mitigation is taken. So, will Bitcoin farms be responsible? Most likely not. lol what a joke. we could be using all that water instead for massive solar panel farms, but humans greed knows no bounds.