The Unreasonable Ecological Cost of #CryptoArt (Part 1)

In under half a year, one artist’s multi-edition NFTs have a footprint of 260 MWh, 160 tonnes of CO2 emissions.

Updates

Introduction

What is this? What’s going on?

What? Why?

The problem: the ecological cost

http://cryptoart.wtf/#list=nfts
http://cryptoart.wtf/#list=artists
http://cryptoart.wtf/#list=nfts#total
In a few months, one artist’s multi-edition NFTs have a footprint of 140 MWh, 86 tonnes of CO2 emissions.
In under half a year, one artist’s multi-edition NFTs have a footprint of 260 MWh, 160 tonnes of CO2 emissions.

Final thoughts

Additional notes

China’s mining distribution (for BTC) in Sep 2020. Note Sichuan (Hydro) is leading. [42]
China’s mining distribution (for BTC) in Apr 2020. Note Xinjiang (Coal) is leading. [42]

Acknowledgements

Footnotes

References

Attributions

computational ar̹͒ti͙̕s̼͒t engineer curious philomath; nature ∩ science ∩ tech ∩ ritual; spirituality ∩ arithmetic; PhD AI×expressive human-machine interaction;

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