Making Crypto and Blockchain more Sustainable:
1. Reducing Energy Use by up to 70-80%:
Our Scrypt ASIC Supercomputer is estimated to save 3.9kW per hour compared to the most efficient competitor. One unit sold implies a saving of two norwegian households annual consumption (SSB, 2012). If the whole accessible market adapts to our hardware, the savings would equal approx 1,7 billion kw/h saved, equal to the annual consumption of a small african nation like Mali or Malawi.
2. Recycle old computers: We upgrade hardware:
Our clients simply install our revolutionary hi-tech circuit board, transforming uneconomical mining computers waiting to be scrapped to modern computer. The BareBones platform reduces and reuse the clients existing infrastructure, fans, enclosures, PSUs etc, effectively saving time, money, waste, and carbon footprint of the logistics.
3. Limit sales to increase life cycle:
Our business model realigns incentives between miner and equipment manufacturer. With limited supply, we ensure profitability for our clients, and we achieve less waste and less slack in the economy.
4. Price differentiate to increase renewable energy:
We try to enforce a renewable-only policy. We work with datacenter partners that can prove 100% renewable energy, and differentiate on price to large key accounts that can prove sourcing of energy.
5. 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.
6. 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.
7. 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.
8. 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.