I've noticed some otherwise very smart people have developed an almost cult-like antipathy to blockchains. The closed loop logic looks like;

Them: blockchains are evil and wrong because use huge energy

Me: point to peer-reviewed evidence that different blockchains have wildly different energy usage and that usage per user or transaction actually drops off after a certain scale is reached

Them: blockchains use huge energy for no legitimate uses


@aflyingpumpkin The one I was thinking of was 'The Energy Consumption of Blockchain Technology: Beyond Myth', published in the journal Business & Information Systems Engineering, in 2020:


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