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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?”

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/07/23/yo…

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

https://appleinsider.com/articles/21/…

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

https://decrypt.co/76632/damien-hirst…

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

https://cointelegraph.com/news/haute-…

0:42:32 – Virtual land ownership

“The Curious World of NFT Real Estate and Design”

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/05/25/fa…

Earth 2.0 –

https://earth2.io/

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

https://blockchain.news/opinion/why-u…

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