Bitcoin Energy Consumption Index
*The assumptions underlying this energy consumption estimate can be found here
. Criticism and potential validation of the estimate is discussed here
**The minimum is calculated from the total network hashrate, assuming the only machine used in the network is Bitmain’s Antminer S9 (drawing 1,500 watts each
). On February 13, 2019, the minimum benchmark was changed to Bitmain’s Antminer S15 (with a rolling average of 180 days).