Blockchain and beer: The Australian startup kick-starting the peer-to-peer renewable revolution

Climate Economy

Blockchain and beer: The Australian startup kick-starting the peer-to-peer renewable revolution

Cryptocurrency and other blockchain-based services use a massive amount of, usually, dirty power. Perth-based Power Ledger is out to make peer-to-peer finance green. Australians with a hard-earned thirst from soaking up the sun with solar panels can now quench it with cold, greenly-brewed Victoria Bitter beer, thanks to tech startup Power Ledger and its blockchains — and it just might help save the planet in the process. Company co-founder Dr. Jemma Green explains that while blockchains that underpin services like Bitcoin use a ton of electricity and leave a big…

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