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How blockchain technology is helping to reduce our carbon footprint

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The global focus on climate change has shifted dramatically over the last two decades. The industrial growth of corporations and technological advancements in transportation has caused the world’s consumption of fossil fuels to expand exponentially. The burning of fossil fuels releases Carbon Dioxide (CO2) into the atmosphere, which causes adverse effects on the global ecosystem. The graph below shows CO2 levels during the last three glacial cycles, taken from ice cores. It shows global distribution and variation of the carbon dioxide present in parts per million (ppm). This graph is a poignant reminder of how far we are pushing the limits of the world we live in. Today, we are currently at a level of 408 ppm. Which is 36% higher than the highest levels recorded, over the last 400,000 years.

 

The overall consensus revolving around the topic is a nonchalant perception. Until an issue begins to directly affect an individual then most people are happy to take a backseat ride. To put on their blinkers, bury their head in the sand and generally hope that the problem will resolve itself. The Earth is protected by a thin Ozone layer which allows it to be unique and sustain life. We often take the basic gifts in life for granted and our planet is definitely one of them. Because of the actions we do or don’t take in this present, we can dramatically affect the lives of our families for generations.

An ambitious new project is taking major steps to reduce our global footprint.

A Zero Carbon Marketplace which endeavors to reduce our carbon footprint whilst beating renewable energy and fossil fuels on price

 

Since the inclusion of renewable energy, many people have made a consorted effort to convert to use it but the transition is expensive. Making it impossible for the global adoption of renewable energy, at least for another decade.

The Zero Carbon Project is an energy marketplace which utilizes blockchain technology and international carbon credits to tackle climate change. A carbon credit is essentially a tradable certificate which provides strict regulation over how much CO2 can be released into the atmosphere. The international carbon credits are used to offset carbon emissions and provide consumers access to cheaper energy contracts. This encourages a diverse range of suppliers to enter the market with their best zero carbon energy prices, tailored specifically to the consumer’s metrics.

The Zero Carbon Project is a climate change initiative created by the Beond Group, an award-winning energy consultancy which has been in operation for 15 years in London. Their team is made of 30 energy market professionals who are passionate about tackling global climate change, through the application of new technologies. Beond services over 600 energy consumers in the UK including Knight Frank, Capita, The Salvation Army and Salford County Council, and has received eight awards over the last three years covering innovation, green business, and consultancy services.

The Zero Carbon Project has scheduled a token sale for the NRG token

When – 

Private pre-sale – Begins May 1st and will run up until a week prior to the commencement of the public pre-sale or until 28,000,000 NRG tokens are sold.

Public pre-sale – Dates to be announced

Public main saleDates to be announced

Token – NRG
Price – $0.20
Supply –

A total supply of 121,330,000 tokens will be created, with a maximum number of 28,000,000 tokens to be sold in the private pre-sale, 33,330,000 in the public pre-sale and 60,000,000 in the public main sale.

Platform – Ethereum
Accepting – ETH
Hardcap – $20 million USD
Useful Links –

A link to the Zero Carbon Project whitepaper

Where to participate in the Zero Carbon Project ICO

Disclaimer: This article should not be taken as, and is not intended to provide, investment advice. Global Coin Report and/or its affiliates, employees, writers, and subcontractors are cryptocurrency investors and from time to time may or may not have holdings in some of the coins or tokens they cover. Please conduct your own thorough research before investing in any cryptocurrency and read our full disclaimer.

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Aluna.Social is a Compelling Social Platform for Crypto Traders and Investors

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When one thinks about the social media landscape, the companies that first come to mind are most likely Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, and Snapchat.  These platforms are a great way to stay connected with friends, families, and colleagues, especially when geographic distance is a factor.  But, in addition to just chatting about life in general and sharing pictures, social media can be used to bridge the information gap that exists within the investment community.

Over the last decade, many trading offices have been established in large cities all over the world which allow solo traders and investors to pay a monthly fee in exchange for a workspace.  The real benefit to trading in these offices is to participate in the free flow of trading ideas and information.  Proprietary trading is one of the most challenging careers to be successful at and the exchange of ideas is almost required in order to succeed.  Traders at hedge funds and investment banks work in teams so why shouldn’t remote traders?

While these trading offices are a great way to help bridge the information gap, Aluna.Social may provide an even better way, especially as it relates to cryptocurrency trading.

Mission Statement

Aluna.Social, founded by Alvin Lee and Henrique Matias, is a multi-exchange social trading terminal for crypto traders and investors.  The goal of the platform is to help newcomers shorten their learning curve,…

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CoinFlip Scores Big with BRD Wallet Partnership

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As the crypto markets move closer to mass adoption, one of the keys for future success will revolve around attracting as many market participants as possible.  While many crypto users are extremely tech oriented, a lot of those on the sidelines are not.  The cause of waiting on the sidelines could be due to a variety of reasons such as fear of the unknown, lack of knowledge, age, or a combination of all of the above.  In order to entice new users to join the crypto revolution, crypto ATMs are rising up across the country.  Of those, the largest and most influential crypto ATM company by a significant margin is CoinFlip.

In early October, CoinFlip announced on its Twitter that it had officially partnered with BRD Wallet to re-introduce their crypto ATM map.  Now, BRD wallet users will be able to locate their nearest CoinFlip ATM and receive a 10% discount for both buys and sells.  BRD brand awareness is growing quickly within the crypto community thanks to its innovative and entrepreneurial spirit.  The team strongly believes in the value of financial freedom and independence, and want to empower people across the world by leveraging the possibilities that Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies provide.

Cryptocurrencies are already making a huge difference around the world.  Citizens of Venezuela, a country devastated by rampant inflation, have been using several cryptocurrencies…

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Cryptocurrency Collateralized Debt Positions Are Growing in Popularity

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While Bitcoin (BTC) continues to hover around the magical 10,000 price level, altcoins continue to fight an uphill battle.  Simply put, hopes of a future bull run continue to diminish as Bitcoin maintains its dominance.  One school of thought is that a few altcoins will survive and flourish, but which ones are anyone’s guess.  That being said, it’s hard to go wrong picking against the top coins like Ethereum (ETH), Ripple (XRP), Litecoin (LTC), and EOS.  These projects have managed to find a foothold in the market and have a better chance than most of staying there.  While traders wait for their positions to increase in value, one opportunity that may be worth looking at is initiating a collateralized debt position.

What is a Cryptocurrency CDP?

In traditional terms, a CDP is essentially putting up collateral in order to receive a loan against the deposited amount.  There are several examples of this in our day to day lives.  Auto title loans from large companies like TitleMax are extremely popular with consumers.  Consumers are essentially able to use their car as collateral in exchange for a cash payment which can then be used for whatever needs the consumer has.  The consumer can continue using their car as long as debt payments are made.

The same concept applies to cryptocurrency CDPs.  Consumers are able to put up crypto tokens, such as…

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