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yam wrote

but most of it is all mined up already and existing now so

Okay, maybe you can fill me in, because I don't know too much about Bitcoin, but those stats I posted, aren't they quite recent (2020) stats? That would indicate that this enormous power usage is not a thing of the past.

newer cryptocurrencies are using PoS proof of stake instead of proof of work

Does that mean that they are a bit like Bitcoin without the energy usage? That sounds great, because clearly there are some important uses for cryptocurrencies, like when Paypal froze Wikileaks donations. Have you tried using any of those PoS currencies?