Japan will use blockchain in energy management

1000 households from the cities of Fukushima, Aizuwakamatsu and other prefectural settlements will take part in blockchain based energy experiement
04 September 2017   1151

Tokyo energy company Eneres, with the support of the authorities of the Fukushima prefecture, is testing the capabilities of the distributed registry technology for its application in renewable energy, and in particular, for building "smart micro networks" on the blockchain. This is reported by the Nikkei Asian Review.

The purpose of the experiment is to study the possibility of building a shared energy economy. According to the plan of the developers, thanks to the technology of the blockchain house households with installed solar panels and other sources of renewable energy will be able to share the surplus of energy with other members of the network, while receiving a certain reward.

The experiment will involve 1000 households from the cities of Fukushima, Aizuwakamatsu and other prefectural settlements. The results of testing the new solution will be presented in January next year.

Also, the developer of the Aizu Laboratory software will participate in the experiment. In particular, the startup will provide a solution that allows people to record transactions in the power network.

Change.org to Mine for Charity

According to the calculations, if 10k computers will run the minning screensaver for 12 hours a day, the charity fund will receive $10k monthly
18 July 2018   99

Social platform for petitions Change.org announced the launch of a screensaver that mines Monero on users' computers. All tokens will be transferred to the charity fund of Change.org. This is reported by Coindesk.

This initiative was launched in partnership with the marketing agency Tracelocke Brazil.

Representatives of Change.org report that the screensaver will consume resources only when users do not use the computer. According to their calculations, if 10 thousand computers will run the screensaver for 12 hours a day, the charity fund will be transferred $ 10 thousand monthly.

At the moment the program is available only for Windows users and the platform did not report on the release plans for the version for macOS.

Note that at the end of April, a similar action was launched by the Australian unit of the United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund; (UNICEF). The website "Page of Hope" mines Monero cryptocurrency.