47: The ecological impact of Bitcoin [Climate & Coordination]

This week we discuss the outsized ecological impact of the Bitcoin blockchain, recent events around the climate crisis, Qatar’s problematic use of fossil fuel-propelled outdoor air conditioning, and the coming of the 2020 “Superyear.” Greg Meredith discusses blockchain technology taking climate matters into its own hands and explains fascinating mathematical concepts, such as autonomy and agency, as they relate to coordination.

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