Environmentalism in Cryptoanarchism: Gridcoin Case Study
7 Pages Posted: 7 Mar 2018
Date Written: February 27, 2018
This paper discusses the intersection of environmentalism and cryptoanarchism, in the form of Gridcoin, a cryptocurrency which aims to mitigate the environmental impact of cryptocurrency mining, through the implementation of two methods: a Proof-of-Research scheme and a Proof-of-Stake protocol. This raises questions about the need for an environment-friendly consideration of the costs of cryptocurrency mining.
Keywords: Bitcoin, Cryptocurrency, Blockchain, Gridcoin, Electricity, Research Institutions
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