Cryptocurrency Mining from an Economic and Environmental Perspective. Analysis of the Most and Least Sustainable Countries

  title={Cryptocurrency Mining from an Economic and Environmental Perspective. Analysis of the Most and Least Sustainable Countries},
  author={Sergio Luis N{\'a}{\~n}ez Alonso and Javier Jorge-V{\'a}zquez and Miguel {\'A}ngel Echarte Fern{\'a}ndez and Ricardo Francisco Reier Forradellas},
There are different studies that point out that the price of electricity is a fundamental factor that will influence the mining decision, due to the cost it represents. There is also an ongoing debate about the pollution generated by cryptocurrency mining, and whether or not the use of renewable energies will solve the problem of its sustainability. In our study, starting from the Environmental Performance Index (EPI), we have considered several determinants of cryptocurrency mining: energy… 

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