SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA (November 18, 2022) – In response to ConsenSys and 18 different companies releasing their Ethereum Climate Platform (ECP), Rolf Skar, Particular Tasks Supervisor at Greenpeace USA, stated: “The Ethereum Local weather Platform (ECP) is one other instance of crypto platforms taking the initiative to mitigate the local weather disaster, leaving Bitcoin falling additional behind because the world grapples with the local weather disaster. Ethereum has already stopped utilizing energy-intensive Proof of Work ‘mining.’ The ECP platform goes a step additional, making an attempt to handle Ethereum’s historic carbon footprint by investing in initiatives that might have a optimistic influence on the local weather.
“Bitcoin is falling even additional behind as others within the crypto business work to sort out the local weather disaster. Fairly than take the initiative to curb power utilization by altering the code, most main gamers within the Bitcoin house refuse to acknowledge the issue in any respect. Whereas different crypto applied sciences are making adjustments to change into extra environment friendly and, and developing with approaches to handle historic local weather air pollution, Bitcoin “mining” has change into dirtier lately with coal as its high supply of electrical energy.
“We hope individuals and firms concerned with Bitcoin see this as a get up name to each change to an power environment friendly protocol and actively shift our world away from fossil fuels.”
Contact: Gigi Singh, Greenpeace USA Senior Communications Specialist, [email protected], 631-404-9977
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