Bitcoin Environmental Debate Is Wrong

This is an op-ed by Marie Poteriaieva, an observer and educator of the Ukrainian-French crypto industry, who has been following the space since 2016.

Bitcoin is routinely treated as a environmental outcast: its energy consumption it’s pretty simple to track and quick tag as “anti-ecological”. This statement is wrong on many levels, but public opinion is rarely nuanced, and politicians often have little to lose by attacking Bitcoin on ecological grounds: at (relatively) small cost of alienating cryptocurrency enthusiasts, they can position themselves as saviors of the planet to a larger audience.