Sept. 19, 2022

Crypto and Climate

Nick and Alex chat about the impact of crypto and blockchain on climate. Is crypto accelerating climate change or can it be a force for good?

Hot off the heels of “the Ethereum Merge” we cover the following in this ep:

  • What is cryptocurrency? What is blockchain? 
  • Why can crypto be so energy intensive? Can it be improved?
  • Bitcoin and Ethereum (including the Ethereum Merge) 
  • Dogecoin, GarlicCoin, OnionCoin and Dentacoin 
  • Regenerative Finance
  • Offsets, Peer to Peer Energy Trading; and
  • Attempts at nuance

This episode is intended to be a primer ahead of our next episode that dives a little deeper on how blockchain can be used to address climate change, with a company called Nori, so look out for that one!

P.s. if you notice some slight whirring halfway through when Nick is speaking, it’s a big “we love Australia moment” - it’s not your headphones but CRICKETS outside Nick’s window. 

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About the podcast

A Positive Climate is an uplifting podcast about tackling climate change. An entertaining look at the products, people and technologies making a real difference.

Hosted by leading Australian climate technology experts and investors Alex McIntosh and Nick Zeltzer, two friends on a mission to find the solutions to keep our existential crises at bay. Look out for our prior episodes of optimistic content covering everything from: hydrogen, lithium mining, plant-based and cell-based meats, electric vehicles, drones, cryptocurrency, solar energy, seaweed, electric bikes, edible waste-eating maggots, and much more. 

If you’re passionate about the environment, the latest clean technology or just want to know how to get involved in the movement, this podcast is for you!

Music by the late, great Nick Weaver

Production by our hero Mark Spencer from Here.Media

Socials by the legend Rebecca Sather Jenkins

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