Some Things Are Double-Edged Sword: C++ Is Used in Bitcoin Operations

It is true: some things go in our life for a time, but the others go for forever. From the one hand, it is nice that this case tells about it. From the other, there are unexpected and hard moments. This month Bjarne Stroustrup, a famous Danish computer scientist and the creator of C++, has shared in the interview that his programming language would be used in Bitcoin mining.

The opinion of the creator of C++

First of all, Bjarne Stroustrup announced different insights of the language, new ways of development, and types of using. Moreover, he was proud of products and founders using it. Unfortunately, not everything is perfect. Stroustrup said about pity moments. For instance, he believed in damage and disadvantages of implementing C++ in operations which were not born for it. So, he was sad due to Satoshi Nakamoto, the creator of Bitcoin, preferred this programming language for Bitcoin`s code and for mining operations. Bjarne Stroustrup added the speech. “When you build a tool, you do not know how it’s going to be used. You try to improve the tool by looking at how it’s being used and when people cut their fingers off to try and stop that from happening, but really, you have no control over how something is used.”

One of the main problems is using a lot of electricity. To tell the truth, too much. “I’m very happy and proud of some of the things C++ is being used at and some other things I wish people wouldn’t do, Bitcoin mining being my favorite example — it uses as much energy as Switzerland and mostly serves criminals” — noticed Stroustrup after all.

In addition, many other leaders agree with this statement. Nowadays, when we fight against pollutions and spending resources, it is awful to move like mining companies. Obviously, the one right solution is imagine how crypto players can cut their expenses.  


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