Blockchain and cleantech combined offer the revolutionary ability to re-think how we manage access and use of our resources. What are the short term and mid term implications - what do the thought leaders predict?
Secret Weapon In The Fight Against Climate Change — Blockchain
Bitcoin, the much-hyped cryptocurrency, made headlines recently for driving a surge in power use. Around the globe, digital entrepreneurs are ‘mining’ Bitcoins by solving complex math problems, using supercomputers to get the job done. Blockchain, the bleeding-edge technology behind Bitcoin, could one day help clean up the mess.
Blockchain For The Grid: Major Blockchain Technologies
Grid innovation around blockchain is continuing apace. Numerous organizations, companies, and foundations around the world are applying the technology to solve long-intransigent problems. But it’s not one technology, and it’s often difficult to figure out the applicability of particular approaches to blockchain.
Cryptocurrency’s Electrical Demand Will Drop Drastically
The high electricity consumption of bitcoin has been widely reported, with one widely reported estimate having it consume more electricity than 159 countries. However, this is a temporary problem with cryptocurrencies, especially bitcoin, and not an immutable feature.
Blockchain For The Grid: 5 Use Cases
This article will look 5 different examples which highlight different use cases for blockchain and cryptocurrencies in clean energy: buying electricity, selling electricity, raising capital, grid security, decarbonization
Funding Cleantech With Blockchain: 9 Things To Consider
This article will look how initial coin offerings and other blockchain-related funding models can be used for cleantech ventures. Foreshadowing: while originally it was an unregulated space, securities agencies are increasingly applying regulatory frameworks to it and tax agencies are increasingly looking for their cut.
Blockchain Contracts For Electricity: Sweet Spots
This article looks at the implications for different business models in general and for the electrical generation and distribution business overall.
Blockchain Contracts for Electricity: Business Drivers
This article lays out 9 factors which can be used to determine where smart contracts will shine and where they won’t.
Blockchain Contracts for Electricity: Underpinnings
Part 1, this one, lays out the technical and business underpinnings of smart contracts
Bitcoin’s Hot But Blockchain For Cleantech Is Interesting
Bitcoin is very interesting for cleantech for two reasons. One is obvious: the primary currency sucks a lot of electricity. Of course, a lot of the electricity still comes from carbon-rich fossil fuels too. The second is the underlying technology, blockchain, which has a number of interesting uses emerging in the cleantech space.
The Energy Consumption Of The Crypto World
Cryptocurrencies are experiencing an incredible boom right now, but there is a hidden cost. Crypto mining uses more energy each year than a lot of countries.