The problem with crypto art

20 February 2021 • 23:00

French artist Joanie Lemercier put a hiatus on releasing crypto art. The reason: the climate impact it has.

With no travel involved, and a mostly digital distribution, this new model looks like it has the potential to become a sustainable practice for artists. That’s until you understand the magnitude of the environmental impacts of the current blockchain: It is a DISASTER.

He’s calculated that his recent release of six works consumed more electricity in ten seconds than his entire studio in two years: 8,754kWh.