How blockchain tech is easing Bitcoin’s burden on the grid


Blockchain uses a lot of electricity. So much so that Bitcoin transactions alone put pressure on the grid. As power companies work to adapt to this new technology, Maher Chebbo, chief business innovation officer for Global Digital Energy at GE Power and a member of the advisory board for Electrify Europe, argues that blockchain itself is the answer. And so much more.

This article first appeared in Metering & Smart Energy International issue 3-2018.

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The full text of this article will be published on 31 July 2018.