Elon Musk's brother has stated that he is 'violently opposed' to crypto

Elon Musk has been a trendsetter and star in the crypto realm, but his brother Kimbal is not as optimistic.

In an interview with Input Magazine, Musk's younger brother came out against the idea, saying, "I'm strongly opposed to anything that has that sort of environmental impact."

Kimbal Musk is the owner of the eco-friendly restaurant group The Kitchen and has a net worth of $700 million. He sits on the boards of Tesla and SpaceX, and he holds a significant stake in the former.

Every crypto process, from mining to trading, necessitates a staggering amount of electricity. A single Bitcoin transaction is projected to consume 2,292.5 kilowatt-hours of electricity, which is enough to run a normal American family for more than 78 days.

With over 200,000 transactions per day and counting, there is growing worry about the environmental impact of cryptocurrency.

According to activists, the adoption of cryptocurrency is leaving a massive carbon imprint, ultimately adding to the climate disaster.

While a supporter of cryptocurrency, Elon understands his brother's fears, at least in part.

The Tesla CEO believes that crypto needs to progress in order to reduce its environmental impact, which is why he stopped Tesla consumers from paying in Bitcoin last year.

However, both brothers are optimistic about the creation of Ethereum 2.0.

Cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin now employ a mechanism known as proof-of-work to approve transactions and add blocks to the blockchain. This procedure necessitates miners operate mining equipment indefinitely, resulting in expensive energy expenses.

A new proof-of-stake paradigm will be deployed with Ethereum 2.0, eliminating expensive computations and, as a result, significantly decreasing energy consumption.

But, for the time being, "[Crypto] as it stands today is a nonstarter," according to Kimbal.

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