The crypto-powered startup WePower will integrate its technology with Estonian gas and electricity operator Elering in a pilot project to see how a national energy trading platform could work in practice.

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Bounty hunters for prime numbers and cryptography hacker groups have helped to improve cryptocurrencies by showing people how to collectively compute problems in a distributed way, Schoen said. Bitcoin is an “odd fit” in this tradition because the math problems it solves aren’t particularly “useful or interesting for anything” outside its system.

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The analysts estimated power demand to mine for bitcoin, a pioneering cryptocurrency, to equal 0.6% of the world’s electricity consumption in 2018, or roughly equivalent to Argentina’s consumption, they said in a note Wednesday.

## Cryptocurrencies to draw more power from the grid than electric cars

Analysts at Morgan Stanley predict that mining for cryptocurrencies like bitcoin would suck more power from global electric grids this year than electric vehicles would draw in the next seven years.

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