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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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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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Hodium Presents a Compelling Opportunity for Outsized Investment Returns

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I’m sure all of us remember the cryptocurrency glory days of 2017 and early 2018.  It was one of the biggest bull runs in history and created incredibly wealth for quite a few early entrants.  Unfortunately, for most of us, those gains have most likely been wiped out during the altcoin apocalypse.  The truth is that traders probably thought a bit too highly of their trading abilities when the reality was that anyone could have thrown a dart at a board and ended up making money.

As markets mature (and the crypto market is definitely maturing) it becomes more and more difficult to generate alpha.  In that regard, it’s similar to traditional financial markets.  I can remember trading during my high school days.  It was the late 90s and right in the middle of the dot.com boom.  Eventually, however, the euphoria fades away and reality hits hard.  Now, it’s become rather difficult to actually trade profitably which has given way to the rise of hedge funds.

Hedge funds are investment funds that pool capital from accredited and/or institutional investors and invest in a variety of assets, often with extremely complex portfolio-construction and risk management techniques.  The professionals employed by hedge funds are the best of the best and have spent years honing their craft.  That is why they’re able to make the millions of dollars that they normally…

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KaratGold Proves Its Business Model By Providing Official Documents

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There has been a lot of renewed enthusiasm in the cryptocurrency market thanks mainly to Bitcoin’s strong move about 10,000.  Although Bitcoin continues to show its dominance, the altcoin market has yet to benefit from that rally.  A few of the largest altcoins remain popular but the rest of the market continues to lag behind.  In 2018, there was a lot of talk regarding a possible altcoin apocalypse where only the strong would survive.  That prediction appears to be playing out as expected.  Going forward, only the best projects that have a real world need will survive.  Crypto traders will have to spend a lot of their time doing proper research in order to find the best opportunities, just like in all financial markets.  One promising project that appears to have the makings of a future winner is KaratGold Coin.

KaratGold Background

KaratGold Coin is a cryptocurrency developed by the reputable German company Karatbars International, which maintains a leading position in the market of small gold items and investments. The project is part of a larger ecosystem, which involves several blockchain solutions that can be used for transactions, communication, investing and other tasks. During the past few weeks, however, the KaratGold ecosystem has been a target of unsavory scam allegations.  

Karatbars International and GSB Gold Standard Banking Corporation…

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