It’s hard to believe all the amazing things invented during my lifetime that use energy (and all those things that don’t use energy i.e., panty hose). Today we have access to some of the most amazing energy using devices that we take them for granted. It sure beats the days my family came across the plains from the east in a covered wagon. Well, maybe I’m not that old. Anyway, I am writing about something I know very little or nothing about. ( I know, that’s not unusual.)

Think about inventions during your lifetime use daily or multiple times each day; microwave ovens, jet airliners, Integrated circuits and computer systems, pacemakers, cordless tools, MRIs, World Wide Web, Playstation, A. I., aka machine learning, electric vehicles, global cooling in the 1970s and 1980s which turned into global warming in the 1990s and beyond. The one energy user that will forever puzzle me is the Bitcoin. The Bitcoin is defined as a decentralized digital currency without a central bank or single administrator, which is normally a government.

This sounds like a far cry from the usual energy related topics we write about but as I have learned, the Bitcoin requires more energy than many countries. Yes it sounds crazy but check out the link below. If you figure out what Bitcoin really is, and you can explain it in one paragraph, please let me know.

Click HERE to read about Bitcoin.