Making Crypto and Blockchain more Sustainable:
1. Price differentiate to increase renewable energy:
We try to enforce a renewable-only policy. We plan to work with datacenter partners that can prove 100% renewable energy, and differentiate on price to large key accounts that can prove sourcing of energy.
2. Use computer heat as a heating-resource instead of a problem requiring cooling:
We are currently exploring prototyping edge computing servers with heating capabilities, effectively running a high resource computer where heat is needed. We are exploring prototyping a consumer friendly model, and a professional version, which can be used to heat or pre-heat swimming pools, district heating or otherwise.
3. Electricity Grid balancing:
We are developing consulting resources to inform and educate large clients on grid-load balancing. Our ASICs can be under-/overclocked based on central management, which changes power consumption in a very short notice, which in turn help balance the load on the grid in situations where that is required.
4. Carbon negative data centre:
We explore the option for modular carbon capture-equipped data centers. These easy-to-place modular data centers collects CO2 directly from the air that we use to cool the ASICs with. The first carbon capture unit we may be prototyping, subject to government grants, is expected to capture 2460kg of CO2 per day. Indirectly replacing 36,000 trees or taking 225 cars off the road.
5. CO2 blockchain project linked to tree planting:
Harmonychain explores a CO2 Asset Backed Token, being the first in the world to register a CO2 contract on the Ethereum blockchain on 2017-09-06. We are planning a forest project where CO2 will be directly linked to sustainable tree planting to harvest and capture CO2.