I expect that this will lead to the regulation/taxation of mining in some jurisdictions.
Proof of Stake is going to be a feather in Ethereum's cap if they can pull it off.
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Interesting. How does Bitcoin energy usage compare, in relative terms to the energy involved in creating and maintaining a governmental fiat currency? Also, won’t mining come to an end as BTC has a finite # of mineable coins?
Also, won’t mining come to an end as BTC has a finite # of mineable coins?
Mining is how the Bitcoin blockchain continues-it's an essential party of the system. The rewards are new coins + transaction fees, so after the coins are all mined transaction fees will be the whole reward.