Recently, with increasing interest in whether Bitcoin will become a safe digital asset such as gold, it has been evaluated that it is not yet a safe asset. Looking at where the price of BTC is standing right now (BTC/USD $8775, -0.74%), a beginner in this nascent industry finds it hard that the token has ever traded above the $20,000.
Mining digital currency is certainly an attractive source of income. Plug in the GPU cards and let the digital gold pour. However, mining bitcoin alone consumes 0.13% of the world’s energy consumption. Fuelling such consumption with anything but renewable energy would have a devastating effect on the environment.