An anti-bitcoin protester in El Salvador. Photo: Reuters
An anti-bitcoin protester in El Salvador. Photo: Reuters
Neil Newman
Opinion

Opinion

Abacus by Neil Newman

After China’s crackdown, the UN’s green energy drive could take Hong Kong’s Bitcoin miners to the cleaners

  • Cryptocurrencies, like gambling, come with notoriety attached. The latest stain on Bitcoin’s reputation is that mining it wastes energy and pollutes the environment
  • As the miners flee China’s crackdown the question remains: is there such thing as clean cryptocurrency?

An anti-bitcoin protester in El Salvador. Photo: Reuters
An anti-bitcoin protester in El Salvador. Photo: Reuters
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