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Cointelegraph: The vast majority of blockchain energy research ‘lacks scientific rigor’


Report: A vast majority of the blockchain energy studies lack scientific rigor

A new preprint states that Submitted Researchers at Radboud University, University of California Berkley and Open Universiteit found that the vast majority of literature about blockchain energy use, both academic and everyday, “lacks scientific rigor typical of a mature scientific field.” The report reviewed 128 scientific, open-source and academic studies that dealt with carbon emissions from blockchains such as

Researchers found that shocking 34% of studies didn’t have an explicit research design. 43% of studies did NOT share data, while 67% did, however, not share source codes. 79% of studies did not discuss the reliability of external data.