Is Bitcoin destroying the planet? And how do cryptocurrencies work?

How do cryptocurrencies – which don’t exist in physical form – have a carbon footprint? Why does Bitcoin use so much electricity?

Are there any benefits?

As the Australian Government considers regulating, Dr Sophie Calabretto talks to Cosmos Magazine journalist Petra Stock to find out the answers to a few of your cryptocurrency questions.

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