Month: March 2016

Bitcoin Could Consume as Much Electricity as Denmark by 2020

I’m an engaged environmental researcher and have recently become a bitcoin enthusiast.

These are two possibly conflicting fascinations, as previously pointed out by Christopher Malmo here at Motherboard. That’s because bitcoin is incredibly energy intensive: at the time of Malmo’s piece, he calculated that a single bitcoin transaction requires as much electricity as the daily consumption of 1.6 American households, and that number has increased since then. “Adopting Bitcoin as a major…

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Eric Dodge, Terri Kane performing in dance competition

When Kathy Tolleson first approached the Washington County Children’s Justice Center about hosting a Dancing With Your Community Stars fundraiser she was just hoping to raise a few thousand dollars to help the organization.

During its first year in 2015 the event raised more than $15,000.

“I was just so thrilled that we had so many people step forward and help,” Tolleson said.

Those people included the center’s Friends Board, the “community stars” themselves and their professional…

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