Crypto? How about Climate?

Compensation.Network is committed to make this planet and its habitants more sustainable. How does this idea fit into the picture of “resource wasting” Bitcoin? What the heck are you doing here?

Which Blockchain consumes what?

Well, hold on, let’s sort this all out!

Bitcoin, Blockchain, Crypto Tokens and NFT badges are different stories.

First, Compensation.Network does not use or is not based on Bitcoin’s protocol. Bitcoin was the first digital cryptographic protocol to enable safe value transfer decentralized between person 2 person. The signatures of these transfer contracts are written into the public ledger, the blockchain, which is hostet from thousands of “block miners” around the globe. But you need to know, that Bitcoin is not the only protocol which is used nowadays. Meanwhile hundreds of blockchains were born and millions of people host these blockchains and are mining blocks according or operating the decentralized network with their specific protocols on private nodes. Some of these blockchains use similar “proof of work (PoW)” mechanisms like bitcoin, some use “proof of stake (PoS)” or others like “Proof-of-History (PoH)”.

Compensation.Network may use the blockchain of the Solana foundation. Solana runs on a hybrid protocol of proof-of-stake (PoS) and proof-of-history (PoH). Proof-of-stake is an algorithm that lets a blockchain maintain accurate information across all of its participants, Proof of history to ensure uncompromisable block orders.

Cardano and Solana are climate neutral

Solana, the world’s most performant blockchain, is already energy efficient. Solana and Cardano are committed to operate their blockchain on CO2 neutrality. The most recent analysis from the Solana Foundation estimates that a single Solana transaction uses only 1,939 Joules (or 0,5386Wh), which is less than the amount of energy required to complete two Google Searches or the equivalent of leaving an LED lightbulb for a little more than 3 minutes, or running your refrigerator for about 11 seconds.

conversion calculation Joule to kWh

It is also notably lesser energy than transactions on other common blockchains, such as an ETH2 transaction (126,000 J ) or ethereum transaction (777,600,000 J ), or even a bitcoin transaction (7,412,400,000 J), which is ~4 million times more than Solanas transaction energy demand.

Source1: https://www.moneysupermarket.com/gas-and-electricity/features/crypto-energy-consumption/
Source2: https://solana.com/news/solana-foundation-carbon-neutral-2021

Compensation.Network will therfore run on Solanas
and / or Cardanos Network / Blockchains!

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