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Bitcoin: An Environmental Disaster or the Answer to World Peace?

Thursday, Sep 5
10:00 — 12:00
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Bitcoin: An Environmental Disaster or the Answer to World Peace?

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This session is part of Techfestival: a 3-day festival in Copenhagen with 200+ events on humans and technology.
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Uncover the ins and outs of Cryptocurrencies!

Bitcoin is on the rise again after the price crash at the end of 2017 and the amount of energy used to mine BTC and secure the network has been compared to the entire energy consumption of Switzerland. That is why some consider Bitcoin to be an environmental disaster and irresponsible use of technology, whilst others see it as the dawn of a new age of financial freedom and a brake on irresponsible state spending.

In this workshop, we will explore what bitcoin is and why it is so compelling. How does its energy usage compare to other technologies? What basis can we value one technology over another, and do we have the right? Finally, we will look at what BTC maximalism is and imagine some alternative futures.

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Hosts

Jonny Mallabar

Jonny is the Founder of technology strategy consultancy, mallabar.io. Originally an ecologist, Johnny has been working in tech for 20 years with a deep interest in crypto.

Bethan Rimmer

Bethan is a human genomics student interested in the intersection of nature, humanity and technology, as well as a blockchain researcher.

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