The the gas bubble is feeding the speculative Bitcoin bubble

The the gas bubble is feeding the speculative Bitcoin bubble

Instead of flaring off gas, they are burning it to run computers that mine bitcoins. Is this any better? TreeHugger has often complained about the power consumption of mining bitcoins. Right now, according to the digiconomist, Bitcoin is consuming 73.68 terawatts of electricity every year, as much as all of Austria, and is has a carbon footprint of 35 million tonnes of CO2, about the same as all of Denmark.