Some real-time stats for March 28, 2018 from
quantifying the energy consumed by Bitcoin. I’ll just let this sit there for a second.
Number of US households that could be powered by the energy used by Bitcoin:
Number of U.S. households powered for 1 day by the electricity consumed for a single transaction:
Bitcoin’s electricity consumption as a percentage of the world’s electricity consumption:
Annual carbon footprint (kilotons of CO2):
Carbon footprint per transaction (kilograms of CO2): 427.57