The World’s Most Powerful Computer Network Is Being Wasted on Bitcoin article tells that Bitcoin mining machines are insane powerhouses, and they’re only getting crazier.
How much power is getting sunk into the digital cryptocurrency? More than the world’s top 500 supercomputers combined. The whole Bitcoin network hit a record-breaking high of 1 exaFLOPS this weekend. Bitcoins are fine and all, but can you imagine what we could do if this energy was put behind other tough problems? Think about it.