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cryptocurrency_nuclear_power.pl

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cryptocurrency nuclear power

This script calculate the total electricity power needed by cryptocurrency miners (only miners, not including air conditionner), via the network hashrate of commons cryptocurrency and the power of hardware needed to mine.

On January 2019, cryptocurrency needs 14.75 nuclear reactors !

World electricity production (in 2013) : 2.67 TW
One 900MW nuclear reactor average production : 694.44 MW
Number of operated nuclear reactors in the world : 450

          Power  : cryptocurrency
     4353874106W : Bitcoin (4.35 GW)
     1207400601W : Zcash (1.21 GW)
      728057471W : Ethereum (728.06 MW)
      537300192W : Decred (537.30 MW)
      501428868W : Monacoin (501.43 MW)
      381378367W : Nicehash-Lyra2REv2 (381.38 MW)
      364237868W : Elliot (364.24 MW)
      334163770W : Litecoin (334.16 MW)
      212897767W : Dogecoin (212.90 MW)
      174495563W : Crown (174.50 MW)
      146763519W : Vertcoin (146.76 MW)
      121593454W : BitcoinCashABC (121.59 MW)
      102340845W : Myriad-Scrypt (102.34 MW)
       99963176W : Viacoin (99.96 MW)
       91483587W : Dash (91.48 MW)
...
          17324W : Motion (17.32 KW)
           2351W : Nicehash-X11Gost (2.35 KW)
           1352W : SimpleBank (1.35 KW)
              0W : Nicehash-Sia (0.00 W)

Total used power for all listed cryptocurrency: 10.24 GW

	= 0.38 % of world electricity
	= 14.75 nuclear reactors of 900MW
	= 3.28% of world nuclear reactors

History

  • 12 may 2018 : 7.78 GW
  • 12 jun 2018 : 8.46 GW
  • 18 august 2018 : 9.33 GW
  • 27 january 2019 : 10.24 GW
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