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May 02, 2011, 08:24:27 PM

Considering we're still only a 20 million dollar economy and already the biggest distributed computing network in the world, how big do you think the network will eventually become?
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May 03, 2011, 11:43:30 AM

Depends how fast Bitcoin grows and how big it becomes.

If Bitcoin becomes the world's dominant currency by 2020 and most of the world's population keeps their cash savings in Bitcoin, then most of the world's computing power will go into Bitcoin mining.

Not only that, most of the world's electricity will go into Bitcoin mining.

The total computing power will continue halving every 4 years but it would take until 2030-2040 until Bitcoin mining is no longer the world's biggest consumer of computing power and electricity.

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