“You never have enough time on the moon,” Scott says. “People don’t realize how much longer it takes on the moon to do things that you practice on the Earth. Nobody knows why. Perhaps we were more careful up there. And then you have to get ready to lift off because the rover is coming to pick you up—and you don’t want to miss the train.”
If Switzerland is arguably the most beautifully developed landscape in the world, this is so, to some extent, through necessity, because Switzerland is so small.
What bitcoin miners actually do could be better described as competitive bookkeeping. Miners build and maintain a gigantic public ledger containing a record of every bitcoin transaction in history.
Two incentives in particular have become victims of their own success: the ability to drive in bus lanes and free public charging spots.