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- No. 2 cryptocurrency to adopt energy-saving protocol
- ‘The merge’ could cut ethereum’s power use by 99%
- Move seen piling climate pressure on bitcoin
By Avi Asher-Schapiro
LOS ANGELES, Sept 12 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Ethereum, the blockchain underpinning the world’s second-largest crypto token ether, is poised for a software upgrade that will slash the amount of energy it uses – a step that could pile pressure on bitcoin to take similar climate-friendly action. Continue reading