Elon Musk and Jesse Powell, the CEO of Kraken, are currently not on good terms after Powell said that Bitcoin mining uses renewable or clean energy. And now, Tesla's CEO decided to rebut his statement by asking him what data did he based his claim on.

Elon Musk Rebuts Kraken CEO By Asking What Data States That Bitcoin Mining Uses Renewable Energy
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"Based on what data?" asked Elon Musk in his latest tweet.
His new post attracted a lot of fans and generated more than 8,800 likes, 260 quote tweets, and 800 retweets.

However, most of the fans are not on the side of Elon Musk.

"Did you know that a lightning transaction uses less energy than this tweet of yours wasted?" said one of the commentators.

"Do these people have nothing better to do than continue to argue with one of the most influential billionaires," added another Twitter user in the comment section.

Elon Musk Still Rejects Powell's Claim

According to Business Insider's latest report, Tesla's CEO said that Bitcoin mining is extremely environmentally damaging.

Elon Musk added that the reason behind this is that it uses an insane amount of energy for the computing work that creates new coins and secures the Bitcoin network.

Elon Musk Rebuts Kraken CEO By Asking What Data States That Bitcoin Mining Uses Renewable Energy
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Because of this, Elon Musk decided to cancel its Tesla Bitcoin payment. Some critics said that it was a major U-turn from an individual company that greatly supported digital currencies.

Elon Musk's opinions really have a great impact on the rising and falling value of various cryptocurrencies. This was shown when one of his tweets increased the value of the rising Dogecoin digital currency.

Is Bitcoin Mining Really Clean? 

Smart Energy International reported that most digital currencies are generated using advanced computers and CPUs. Because of this, many people tend to consume a huge amount of electric energy. 

Because of this, Cambridge's Centre for Alternative Finance estimates the Bitcoin network's current annualized electricity consumption totals about 145 TWh. 

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