Last June, the United Nations organized the ‘Stockholm +50’, an event that considered a range of projects and ideas The state of the world’s oceans.
During the event, several companies and non-profit organizations drew attention, As he highlighted the use of technology commonly associated with cryptocurrencies.
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This is ‘Blockchain’ technology, which is being used in many projects For the conservation and protection of the oceans.
Here are four ways you can Blockchain technology is helping to protect the oceans.
4 ways ‘blockchain’ helps protect the oceans
- low acidity in the oceans
Since the 19th century, with the beginning of the Industrial Revolution, The ocean has experienced a 30% increase in its acidity. In this sense, through the use of ‘blockchain’, scientists are building ‘floating plants’ that are powered by solar power and can extract CO2 from the oceans. [El CO2 es el principal causante del aumento de la acidez en los océanos],
The acidity of the oceans represents a threat to animalsBecause it reduces the amount of carbonate ions in the water, which is an essential element for building the skeletons and shells of various marine animals.
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- encourage recycling
Plastic pollution currently represents a global ecological crisis, such as Most sea creatures die Because of its presence in the oceans.
As a result, Diatom DAO is created, A project that addresses the problem of plastic pollution in the oceans And it is currently providing a means to finance projects aimed at removing plastic from the oceans.
The main objective is to harness the capabilities of decentralized finance, in which the users themselves (supply and demand) exchange assets and financial services directly among themselves, without intermediaries, And then they can use them as an investment or financing mechanism.
By using decentralized finance, DAO issues credit to projects that aim to eliminate plastic in the oceans, These credits can be purchased on the market by various institutions and governments to offset their carbon footprint. Diatom DAO aims to build a supply chain for plastic disposal that is reliable, verifiable and conducive to increased recycling and new material innovation.
It is a non-renewable charity token project of the Open Earth Foundation, a non-profit organization. Dedicated to developing open source technology for climate action, Proceeds from the NFT sale support a pilot project aimed at expanding the Marine Protected Areas of the Cocos Islands and Costa Rica.
- delivery method
‘Blockchain’ technology is being used to improve traceability of fish (processes that allow the journey of fish to be recreated through the stages of production, processing and distribution) and thus stop illegal and sustainable fishing practices,
This is how ‘Fishcoin’ works, a project for traceability of seafood products based on ‘Blockchain’, Which encourages stakeholders to share data from harvest to consumption, In this way, a more open, responsible and transparent seafood industry can be created.