May 28, 2023

Solana launches carbon footprint tracking feature

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Solana launches carbon footprint tracking feature

Solana Foundation with Data PlatformTryCarbonara has launched an online dashboard that monitors the amount of carbon dioxide emitted by the blockchain in real time.

As stated in a post on the Solana website,the project was the first “large smart contract-enabled blockchain” to add tracking of carbon dioxide emissions into the atmosphere. The leadership of the organization hopes that this example will encourage other blockchains to launch similar panels.

“Today, the Solana Foundation is leading the fight againstclimate change among companies in the cryptocurrency industry. Our project has become one of the first blockchains whose emissions are measured in real time thanks to a new data portal created in conjunction with TryCarbonara,” the announcement reads.

On the web page of the panel, you can see the generalthe number of nodes, the amount of energy consumed, the average value of carbon dioxide emissions, and so on. A comparison of Solana blockchain emissions with several other examples of carbon dioxide emissions is presented. For example, burning a gallon of gasoline produces as much CO2 as 140,416 transactions on the Solana Foundation network.

Last fall, the World Economic Forum (WEF) created
Cryptocurrency Sustainability Coalition to assess the role of digital assets and blockchain in combating climate change.