16 Sep 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? It’s easy to read a zillion words on blockchain and then have absolutely no idea what this blockchain schmlockchain gravytrain is…

But it’s easy: blockchain means a greener planet! With blockchain, 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 planet, AND I make money! Boom!

Who cares HOW it does it – just tell me and sell me the benefits.

Toby Chapman-Dawe toby.chapman-dawe@strand-uk.com