Million-dollar startup taps Algorand to fight climate change

Climatetrade will launch its marketplace for carbon offsetting on the Algorand blockchain. Blockchain marketplace Climatetrade will be building its new CO2 carbon offsetting platform on Algorand, a top-50 cryptocurrency project that is gunning for scalability and transactional performance.  Climatetrade announced Wednesday that it has selected the Algorand blockchain to power its carbon offsetting marketplace, which […]

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Etherisc to offer blockchain-based crop insurance to Kenyan farmers

The project aims to provide a blockchain-based parametric insurance platform that helps protect smallhold farmers from the effects of climate change. Today the Chainlink Community Grant program announced funding for a low-cost insurance collaboration between Etherisc, a decentralized insurance protocol, and ACRE Africa, a microinsurance issuer focused on the second-most populous continent on the planet.  […]

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Ripple’s Garlinghouse disses Bitcoin’s energy use in advance of Biden administration

With Joe Biden being declared the next President of the United States, Ripple CEO Brad Garlinghouse is making sure his company’s messaging aligns with the new administration. Ripple CEO Brad Garlinghouse thinks corporations converting cash to Bitcoin (BTC) could be making a costly mistake as a more environmentally-conscious Biden administration takes the White House in […]

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