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The best articles debunking Bitcoin FUD



“Bitcoin wastes energy”

Bitcoin: Cryptopayments Energy Efficiency (Michel Khazzaka)

How Much Energy Does Bitcoin Actually Consume? (Nic Carter)

Three Myths about Bitcoin’s Energy Consumption (Dominik Stroukal)

On Bitcoin’s Energy Consumption (Galaxy Digital Mining)

Natural gas venting: How Bitcoin solved a 160 year old problem. (Upstream DATA)

Bitcoin Does Not Waste Energy (Parker Lewis)

Energy Waste Fallacy (Eric Voskuil)

Bitcoin Mining and the Case for More Energy (Hodl’n Caulfield & Selene Lindstrom)

The Last Word on Bitcoin’s Energy Consumption (Nic Carter)

Addressing Persisting Bitcoin Criticisms (Ria Bhutoria)

Common Critiques #4: Bitcoin Wastes Energy (Case Bitcoin)

The Bitcoin Mining Network: Trends, Average Creation Costs, Electricity Consumption & Sources (Christopher Bendiksen & Samuel Gibbons)

PoW is Efficient (Dan Held)

Bitcoin Miners Consume A Reasonable Amount of Energy — And It’s All Worth It (Marc Bevand)

Bitcoin Mining Wastes Energy? What If That’s Good? (Michael J. Casey)

Bitcoin’s Energy Usage Isn’t a Problem. Here’s Why. (behind registration wall) (Lyn Alden)

Statement before the United States House of Representatives by Brian Brooks (Brian P. Brooks)

“Bitcoin might exhaust all energy available to people”

Energy Exhaustion Fallacy (Eric Voskuil)

“Uses more energy than Visa per transaction”

Bitcoin’s Energy Use Compared to Other Major Industries (Hass McCook)

The Bitcoin vs Visa Electricity Consumption Fallacy (Carlos Domingo)

On Bitcoin, the Gray Lady Embraces Climate Lysenkoism (Nic Carter)

What Bloomberg Gets Wrong About Bitcoin’s Climate Footprint (Nic Carter)

The Frustrating, Maddening, All-Consuming Bitcoin Energy Debate (Nic Carter)

Uncovering The Hidden Costs Of The Petrodollar (Alex Goldstein)

Carbon Footprint differences: BTC vs Banks (Stackmore)

“Uses dirty, non-renewable energy”

Bitcoin is Already Using Clean Energy (Ali Sherief)

ASIC Chip Technology is Renewable Energy’s Future (Phil Geiger)

Bitcoin Is The First Global Market For Electricity And Will Unleash Renewables (Nima Tabatabai)

Noahbjectivity on Bitcoin Mining (Nic Carter)

Green energy and Bitcoin (Knut Svanholm)

Jack Dorsey Says Bitcoin Can Make the World Greener. Could He Be Right? (Jen Wieczner)

Beware of Lazy Research: Let’s Talk Electricity Waste & How Bitcoin Mining Can Power A Renewable Energy Renaissance (Christopher Bendiksen)

Addressing Concerns About Bitcoin’s Electricity Use (mBit)

How Bitcoin could drive the clean energy revolution (Peter Van Valkenburgh)

“Bitcoin is bad for Climate Change”

8 Reasons Why Climate Change Activists Should Love Bitcoiners (Athena Alpha)

Bitcoin vs. Gold mining

Yellow Rock Bad, Orange Coin Good: Environmental & Social Impacts of Gold & Bitcoin (Hass McCook)

Comparing Bitcoin’s Environmental Impact… (Hass McCook)

Is Bitcoin an Environmental Disaster? (Dominic Frisby)

Bitcoin Emits Less Than 2% of The World’s Military-Industrial Complex Carbon Emissions (Hass McCook)

Bitcoin’s Energy Consumption - A shift in perspective (Gigi)

“Bitcoin wastes water”

Why the BBC article on Bitcoin and Water is a monument to journalistic laziness (Daniel Batten)

Links to this topic: btcCO2.org endthefud.org/energy energy.endthefud.org


“Bitcon is a Ponzi/pyramid scheme”

Bitcoin is not a Pyramid Scheme

Bitcoin: Addressing the Ponzi Scheme Characterization

“Bitcoin is for Criminals”

Bitcoin is Not for Criminals

Addressing Persisting Bitcoin Criticisms

Bitcoin Common Critiques #5: Bitcoin is Used by Criminals

“Bitcoin was not fairly distributed”, “Bitcoin increases inequality”

In support of the proof of work [un]fair launch

ASIC Resistance is Nothing but a Blockchain Buzzword

Bitcoin’s Distribution Was Fair

Links to this topic: endthefud.org/justice endthefud.org/ponzi endthefud.org/criminals

Bitcoin as Money

“Too Volatile”

Bitcoin is Not Too Volatile (Parker Lewis)

Misconceptions about Bitcoin (Lyn Alden)

Addressing Persisting Bitcoin Criticisms (Ria Bhutoria)

“Bitcoin is a bad medium-of-exchange”

The Bullish Case for Bitcoin (Vijay Boyapati)

“No intrinsic value”, “Bitcoin is a bubble”

Bitcoin’s Fundamental Value is That it is The Most Excellent Money That Exists (Tomer Strolight)

An (Institutional) Investor’s Take on Cryptoassets (John Pfeffer)

Value Proposition (Eric Voskuil)

Misconceptions about Bitcoin (Section 1 & 2, Lyn Alden)

How we Know Bitcoin is Not a Bubble (Daniel Krawisz)

Subjective Theory of Value (Wikipedia)

Regresssion Fallacy (Eric Voskuil)

Case Bitcoin: No Intrinsic Value (Case Bitcoin)

Bitcoin is a Bubble (Case Bitcoin)

Bitcoin has no intrinsic value: debunked (Arman the Parman)

“Bitcoin isn’t scalable”, “Can’t process as many payments as Visa”

Misconceptions about Bitcoin (Section 3, Lyn Alden)

“Bitcoin’s price is artificially manipulated”

“Bitcoin is Being Pumped by Tether” (Case Bitcoin)

Don’t Fear Tether (Dan Held)

Bitcoin Futures Market Explained and The Defense Against Bitcoin Price Manipulation (Arman the Parman)

Links to this page: endthefud.org/money


“Some inflation is good for the economy”

Bitcoin is The Great Definancialization

Disinflationary money breaks the economy so we cannot adopt Bitcoin

“Without inflation there won’t be enough money for everybody”

Human Action: Inflation and Deflation

The Bitcoin Central Bank’s Perfect Monetary Policy

Links to this topic: endthefud.org/inflation

PoW vs. PoS

What’s Wrong with Proof of Stake? (Bob McElrath)

Proof-of-Stake Fallacy (Eric Voskuil)

Nothing is Cheaper than Proof of Work (Paul Sztorc)

On Stake and Consensus (Andrew Poelstra)

Proof-of-Stake Is a Defective Mechanism (Vicent Sus)

Long Live Proof-of-Work, Long Live Mining (Paul Sztorc)

Proof-of-Stake & the Wrong Engineering Mindset (Hugo Nguyen)

Work is Timeless, Stake is Not (Hugo Nguyen)

Centralization of Stake in PoS (Gisele Schout)

Proof of Stake is Still Pointless (Paul Sztorc)

Proof-of-Stake and Stablecoins: A Blockchain Centralization Dilemma (Lyn Alden)

Links to this topic: endthefud.org/PoW endthefud.org/PoS


“Miners control Bitcoin”

Bitcoin Miners Beware: Invalid Blocks Need Not Apply

ASIC Monopoly Fallacy

Are Chinese Miners a Threat to Bitcoin

Every Reason Bitcoin Will Not Fail

What is Crypto Decentralization and Why Bitcoin Stands Alone

Who Controls Bitcoin Core?

“Blockstream controls Bitcoin”

Fact or FUD — “BlockStream , Inc is the main force behind Bitcoin (and taken over)”


Measuring Decentralization

Links to this topic: endthefud.org/control endthefud.org/miners


“Governments can ban Bitcoin”

Bitcoin Cannot Be Banned

Implications of Outlawing Bitcoin

Speculative Attack

A Most Peaceful Revoluion

Misconceptions about Bitcoin

Every Reason Bitcoin Will Not Fail

Common Bitcoin Critiques

Can Governments Stop Bitcoin?

“Governments can attack the Bitcoin network”

Bitcoin: Fee-Based Security Modeling

Bitcoin is Antifragile

“Bitcoin is not backed by anything”

Bitcoin is Not Backed by Nothing

Addressing Persisting Bitcoin Criticisms

“Bitcoin is mined/controlled by China”

BetterHash: Decentralizing Bitcoin Mining With New Hashing Protocols

Common Bitcoin Critiques: China Controls Bitcoin

Are Chinese Miners a Threat to Bitcoin?

“Governments will create their own crypto coin and force it on people”

Every Reason Bitcoin Will Not Fail

“Governments decide what counts as money”

Shelling Out

The Bitcoin Standard (chapters 1-3)

The Fraying of the US Global Currency Reserve System

Links to this topic: endthefud.org/governments endthefud.org/ban endthefud.org/china


“Coin X is faster than Bitcoin”

It’s the settlement assurances, stupid

Bitcoin is Not Too Slow

“Coin X is more fairly distributed than Bitcoin”

See Justice

“Bitcoin is MySpace”

Bitcoin Obsoletes All Other Money

Analyzing Bitcoin’s Network Effect

An Economic Analysis of Ethereum

The Problem with Ethereum: Part 1 & Part 2

Ethereum is Doomed

Pre-Bitcoin Literature @ Satoshi Nakamoto Institute

Addressing Persisting Bitcoin Criticisms

“Bitcoin developers can increase its inflation”

Every Reason Bitcoin Will Not Fail

“Bitcoin is not scarce because it can be cloned”

Bitcoin can be forked infinitely which dilutes the value

Bitcoin Can Be Cloned

Shitcoin Definition

Bitcoin Can’t Be Copied

Bitcoin, Not Blockchain

Why Bitcoin’s Imitators Are Scams

Links to this topic endthefud.org/altcoins


“Quantum computing breaks Bitcoin”

What effects would a scalable Quantum Computer have on Bitcoin? (Stack Exchange)

Quantum attacks on Bitcoin, and how to protect against them (Various)

Quantum Computing and Cryptography (Bruce Schneier)

Every Reason Bitcoin Will Not Fail (safehodl)

Here’s Why Quantum Computing Will Not Break Cryptocurrencies (Robert Huang)

What Quantum Computers Mean for Bitcoin’s Future (Arman The Parman)


“Block rewards will stop in the future and Bitcoin will lose all security” (safehodl)

“Bitcoin Gets Hacked” (casebitcoin)

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