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?
Seven Questions to Energy Web Foundation on Blockchain
Energy Web Foundation (EWF) has great bones. It was founded by two leading organizations in the clean energy space: the influential Rocky Mountain Institute founded by Amory Lovins in 1982 and the more recently formed Grid Singularity, a blockchain- and grid-focused organization with core Ethereum blockchain developers, experienced energy executives, energy regulators and technology entrepreneurs.
WePower Renewables Cryptocurrency Funding Platform: 5 Questions to Co-Founder Nick Martyniuk
WePower is building a blockchain platform to allow renewable projects to get funding. As part of our ongoing series on blockchain for clean technology, five questions were put to Nick Martyniuk, co-founder and CEO.
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.