Bitcoin emissions alone could push global warming above 2°C

@article{Mora2018BitcoinEA,
  title={Bitcoin emissions alone could push global warming above 2°C},
  author={Camilo Mora and Randi L. Rollins and Katie Taladay and Michael Benjamin Kantar and Mason K. Chock and Mio Shimada and Erik C. Franklin},
  journal={Nature Climate Change},
  year={2018},
  volume={8},
  pages={931-933}
}
Bitcoin is a power-hungry cryptocurrency that is increasingly used as an investment and payment system. Here we show that projected Bitcoin usage, should it follow the rate of adoption of other broadly adopted technologies, could alone produce enough CO2 emissions to push warming above 2 °C within less than three decades. 
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