Speaking on a podcast, Stroustrup said, um I am very happy and proud of some of the things that use C ++. For some, I wish they hadn’t. Bitcoin mining is my favorite example. It spends as much energy as Switzerland and mostly serves criminals.
While Stroustrup’s claim that Bitcoin mining consumes as much energy as Switzerland is true, it cannot be said for the claim that it often serves criminals. According to a study conducted by the research company Chainalysis and published in July, the amount of Bitcoin used in illegal transactions amounts to only 1 percent of all Bitcoin transactions.
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