Crypto and Climate Change: A Response to The New York Times

With the recent crypto market bull run and last week’s Coinbase NASDAQ listing has come a fresh wave of media scrutiny surrounding blockchain-based currencies. This time it was none other than The New York Times chiming in with a piece in their Climate and Environment section framed as “a reminder” that cryptocurrencies use a lot of energy. While the article makes some fair points, I would like to “remind” the NYT of a few key items that were left out of their discussion.