Ars Technica: Making blockchain stop wasting energy by getting it to manage energy

Ars Technica: Making blockchain stop wasting energy by getting it to manage energy. “One of the worst features of blockchain technologies like cryptocurrency and NFTs is their horrific energy use. When we should be wringing every bit of efficiency out of our electricity use, most blockchains require computers to perform pointless calculations repeatedly. The obvious solution is to base blockchains on useful calculations—something we might need to do anyway…. A paper released this week adds another option to this list.”

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