The problem of CryptoArt

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Art published on the blockchain has been pretty popular lately, but there's a very real environmental cost to that work. Joanie Lemercier, artist and activist breaks down the ecological impact of publishing a piece of art on the blockchain.

Understanding that the information was not available, I reached out to Offsetra, a carbon offset company familiar with the impact of blockchain technologies. We went through the details of transactions. It turns out that the 53 edition emitted about 80kg of CO2 each, and worst, every resale by collectors continues today to increase that impact.



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