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Ethereum Emissions: A Bottom-up Estimate

@article{McDonald2021EthereumEA,
  title={Ethereum Emissions: A Bottom-up Estimate},
  author={Kyle McDonald},
  journal={ArXiv},
  year={2021},
  volume={abs/2112.01238}
}
The Ethereum ecosystem is maintained by a distributed global network of computers that currently require massive amounts of computational power. Previous work on estimating the energy use and emissions of the Ethereum network has relied on top-down economic analysis and rough estimates of hardware efficiency and emissions factors. In this work we provide a bottom-up analysis that works from hashrate to an energy usage estimate, and from mining locations to an emissions factor estimate, and… 

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