World’s biggest ever digital currency ‘theft’

I find numbers like this thrown around without context mean nothing. How
much of the worlds current energy is used on other financial transactions,
running banks, credit cards, atms etc? Would anyone say that energy is
wasted?

On 29 January 2018 at 09:41, Adam Lane via kictanet <
kictanet@lists.kictanet.or.ke> wrote:

> Let’s not forget the biggest flaw of all with crypto currencies is that
> they depend on basically wasting energy (Which may or may not be
> sustainably produced, even so it could be better used than on crunching
> pointless numbers):
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> · *In 2017:*
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> – *42.67 TWh: The annual energy consumption of Bitcoin and Ethereum
> combined*
> – *0.19%: The percentage of the world’s electricity used by Bitcoin
> and Ethereum*
> – *8.49: The number of U.S. households that could be powered for a
> full day with the same energy as single bitcoin transaction*
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> Lesson:-
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> That we are not safe anywhere from thieves? 🙂
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> Seriously though one of the fundamental flaws of cryptocurrencies is that
> once you have been liberated from your cryptos you have no recourse. This
> is a design flaw that we are all hoping will be resolved. Sooner rather
> than later.
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> On 27 Jan 2018, at 8:53 PM, Victor Kapiyo via kictanet <
> kictanet@lists.kictanet.or.ke> wrote:
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> Dear Listers,
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> One of Japan’s largest digital currency exchanges says it has lost some
> $534m (£380m) worth of virtual money in a hacking attack on its network.
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> Coincheck suspended deposits and withdrawals for all crypto-currencies
> except Bitcoin as it assessed its losses in NEM, a lesser-known coin. If
> the theft is confirmed, it will be the largest involving digital
> currency. Another Tokyo exchange, MtGox, collapsed in 2014 after admitting
> that $400m had been stolen from its network.
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> Read more: www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-42845505#
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> What lessons can we learn from this?
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