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Google buys Kaggle.

Mark Cuban takes a stab at healthcare reform.

Each bitcoin transaction represented at least 26 kWh of electricity.

Between my optimistic lower-bound estimate, and the BECI, we’re still left with a staggering amount of electricity embodied in each bitcoin transaction—anywhere from 26 to 100+ kWh, or enough to power 0.9 to 3.6 US households for a day. To repeat, this is thousands of times more energy-intensive than an estimate for a credit card transaction.