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RCast 150 – [Climate & Coordination] Aug 3 2021 – RChain electricity consumption / NFT’s vs the actual art?

Today we discussed severe flooding in London, the rehabilitation of a river in Boston, and a climate warning from before the civil war from a female science legend. Steve Ross-Talbot also shared his blockchain energy consumption research relating to RChain, and we had a discussion about the value of NFT’s vs the art itself. Timestamps below:

0:00:00 – Intro

0:01:09 – Nora article: “Floods in London are the latest sign big cities aren’t ready for climate change” https://www.cnn.com/2021/07/26/europe…

0:09:50 – Nora article: “A Watershed Moment: How Boston’s Charles River Went From Polluted to Pristine” https://insideclimatenews.org/news/25…

0:14:15 – Darryl article: “A Woman Named Eunice Foote Documented Physics of Climate Change in 1800s” https://www.earthisland.org/journal/i…

0:16:45 – Steve Ross Talbot – RChain’s energy consumption vs other layer 1 blockchains.

0:25:51 – Darryl question: Is it possible and practical to apply attestation and attribution to validators to determine what energy source they are using?

0:32:34 – Steve Ross Talbot – demonstration of the stupidity of Proof of Work.

0:36:29 – Jim Whitescarver – inviting guests

0:38:40 – Darryl – is the NFT more valuable than the art itself?

“A Painting or an NFT of It: Which Will Be More Valuable?”


“Steve Jobs application going up for auction as both physical item and NFT”


“Damien Hirst’s $20 Million Twist on NFTs 6X Oversubscribed”


“Haute Couture goes NFT: Digitalization at the Paris Fashion Week”


0:42:32 – Virtual land ownership

“The Curious World of NFT Real Estate and Design”


Earth 2.0 –


“Why Upland’s Virtual Land NFTs Are The Future Of Crypto”


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