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The Cryptocurrency Crackdown

Bitcoin value reached a new high this week, topping $12,000 for the first time, but otherwise cryptocurrencies have not been enjoying a banner PR season. For instance, there was the Nov. 1 Motherboard article “One Bitcoin Transaction Now Uses as Much Energy as Your House in a Week,” shaming wealthy bitcoin miners for their prodigious energy consumption and the toll their virtual currency is taking on the physical planet.
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