Bitcoin’s spectacular waste of energy and how to fix it

Peter Griffin
Thu, 08 Apr 2021

Peter Griffin
Thu, 08 Apr 2021
I’ve just finished reading Bitcoin Billionaires, Ben Mezrich’s pacey book about the Winklevoss twins, who you may recall from The Social Network, the 2010 movie which charted the rise of Facebook from a Harvard dorm room.The “Winklevii” as the identical twins were disparagingly nicknamed in that movie, were involved in some capacity with Mark Zuckerberg’s early efforts to build a social network for universities. They later accused Zuckerberg of stealing their idea for what became Facebook and after a bitter le...

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