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09 Dec 2019

Blockchain for a greener planet

Like lasers, blockchain started as a solution looking for a problem – and of course lasers are now ubiquitous (theodolites, DVD players, display pointers, scalpels, optical tweezers…).

Practical blockchain applications are emerging – for example, blockchain technologies will enable automated, secure micro-trading of energy generation and consumption.

What does it actually mean, though?

Blockchain means a greener planet!

That’s because the solar panels on my roof can automatically sell surplus energy to a remote consumer, and the transaction is validated and secured by blockchain.

Green lasers, anyone?

Toby Chapman-Dawe