Blockchain helps to protect environment

Learn how Green List Standard by IUCN will help to protect the nature
23 November 2017   1198

What is IUCN?

The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) is the world’s largest and oldest nature conservation entity. It is a membership-based International Organisation that counts governments and civil society in its ranks, including United Nations agencies, Government Ministries throughout the world, global advocacy groups such as WWF, as well as grassroots organisations for rural communities and indigenous peoples (over 1300 member organisations in over 160 countries). 

The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species and the evaluation of United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization’s (UNESCO) natural world heritages sites are two successful global programmes of IUCN that contribute to the long term sustainability and conservation on our planet. Now the IUCN is embarking on a new global flagship initiative: the “IUCN Green List of Protected and Conserved Areas Programme” (“IUCN Green List”) here-after, a certification process that will be blockchain enabled to improve the management performance for conservation success in protected and conserved areas across the globe. At the heart of the programme is the IUCN Green List Standard: a new global performance benchmark for protected areas in the 21st Century.

UCN to develop the world’s first ‘cryptoconservation’ application for nature conservation – the IUCN Green List Standard Token will be launched on Sunday 26th

What is IUCN Green List Standard Token?

This week, IUCN officially approved the Green List Standard, a global benchmark to improve nature conservation and biodiversity in protected areas. The Swiss PORINI Foundation and IUCN will now release the Green List Standard Token (GLS) to help link credible evaluation and verification of conservation success to a financing mechanism.

The International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources (IUCN) has a new flagship Initiative, the Green List of Protected and Conserved Areas, a global Standard and certification Programme which aims to improve biodiversity in protected areas, such as national parks and nature reserves. IUCN is present in over 160 countries, and will be implementing the standard in more than 1,000 sites by 2020.

To keep track of the global success of the program, IUCN will develop a blockchain-enabled process, using an innovative technology that will give the possibility to all Token holders to participate and to see what has been achieved in real time. Participating ‘Green List’ candidate sites will have their progress mapped on blockchain. Green List Standard (GLS) Tokens will give access to this new strategy and at the same time the possibility to finance the program in a fair and transparent manner. Every GLS Token will result in a positive impact on biodiversity, which is the building-block for sustainability on our planet.

Green List Standard Tokensale Info

  • Sales period. From November 26th 2017 to January 30th 2018
  • Accepted currencies.
    • Phase 1 ETH
    • Phase 2  ETH, BTC, NEO, FIAT
  • Hard cap
    • Phase 1: 20 Million Tokens
    • Phase 2: 10 Million Tokens

Learn more about Green List Standard ICO


Tezos Co-Founder penaltied by Wall Street Regulator

Tezos co-founder Arthur Breitman is punished with a fine and a trading veto for two years by The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA)
20 April 2018   93

The Wall Street regulatory institution has come to a adjudgement with Breitman after he was indicted of producing false statements about his side venture (Tezos) while he was actually employed at Morgan Stanley. All registered FINRA securities specialists are demanded to report any for-profit activity outside of their stated employment if there is “reasonable expectation of compensation.”

The regulatory activity started from a Reuters article published in October that discovered Breitman, who is filed with FINRA as a French citizen, never disclosed hise work for Tezos while still employed at Morgan Stanley within the years of 2014-2015.

Together with the other proofs published in Reuters` article is a business plan written in 2015 that lists Brietmen as chief executive and makes projections on the potential for the company to be worth as much as 20 billion dollars over 15 years.  They also cited two papers Breitman penned under the pseudonym L.M. Goodman about Tezos, showing that he purposely hid his connection with the firm.

FINRA enclosed that “Breitman did not notify Morgan Stanley at any time that he was engaging in these outside business activities.” The adjudgement conditions of April 18 are that Breitman shun any broker-deals for 2 years and pay a $20,000 fine. Breitman neither accept nor disclaim the indictments.

The settlement with FINRA is unrelated to and has no impact on the launch of the Tezos network. Arthur cooperated fully with FINRA at all times and Arthur is pleased to put this personal matter behind him.
Sarah Lightdale, lawyer of Arthur Breitman

Last July the Tezos foundation increased for $232 million from their initial coin offering to found the blockchain network for smart contracts but still haven’t delivered any of the cryptocurrency to supporters because of infighting and legal problems in and outside of the boardroom.