The ups and downs of the cryptocurrency sector has made millionaires, bankrupted speculators, and destabilized entire regions. To do this, it has consumed vast quantities of power and electronics equipment - leaving a stupendous environmental toll in its wake.

In the latest episode of the DCD Zero Downtime podcast, we talk to Digiconomist founder Alex de Vries about the destructive history of Bitcoin.

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In episode 11, we talk about the early days of Bitcoin, what price swings mean for cryptominers, the great China exodus, the current crypto winter, and what the future holds.

We also learn about how Bitcoin uses more power than all data centers combined, and discuss what it means when cryptominers and data center operators overlap.

Zero Downtime is available for free on all major podcast platforms. New episodes are available every two weeks.