Electroneum is the Greenest Crypto after Reducing Mining Energy Needs to Nearly Zero

Electroneum is the Greenest Crypto after Reducing Mining Energy Needs to Nearly Zero

Their ground-braking Moderated Blockchain, powered by their game-chaning Proof of Work protocol, enabled Electroneum to reduce computer hashing power by millions of times

Electroneum’s ETN has once again gone to where no other cryptocurrency in the industry has gone to become the eco-friendliest in the crypto space. The company has launched a software update with game-changing features leading to the transformation of the cryptocurrency industry by reducing its carbon footprint drastically.

Their Moderated Blockchain powered by their revolutionary Proof of Responsibility brings unprecedented levels of security to crypto and increases functionality and transaction speeds.

But that’s not all. Are you ready? Proof of Responsibility drastically reduces the electricity required to mine ETN from the equivalent of lighting approximately 2.4 million light bulbs to about one light bulb a day.

Before the upgrade, ETN miners used up enough electricity to powser 14 million light bulbs.
Before the upgrade, ETN miners used up enough electricity to powser 14 million light bulbs.

“We are making a huge difference. You have to take into consideration nobody has their lights on all day, and mining machines run 24/7,” says Electroneum CEO Richard Ells. “So, in reality, before the fork, ETN miners were consuming enough electricity to power 14 million light bulbs. This is equivalent to lighting up 700,000 houses every day.”

“We had our light bulb moment,” says Electroneum Head of Blockchain Chris Harrison. “We created  a highly unique and clever new responsible way to mine cryptocurrency.”

Richard Ells states the Electroneum team decided it was no longer sustainable to have thousands of miners running about 125,000 ASIC mining rigs that were using up four Giga hashes of computing power.

“We developed a way to eliminate all these rigs and to reduce the rate of hashing millions of times from over four Giga hashes to under one half of kilo hash. We concluded that it was time to stop destroying the environment and drastically reduce our footprint.”

To put this in perspective, Bitcoin, for example, has a carbon footprint equal to that of Las Vegas, according to scientists at the Technical University of Munich (TUM).

A report concludes that mining Bitcoin, for example, leaves a carbon footprint equal to that of Las vegas.
A report concludes that mining Bitcoin, for example, leaves a carbon footprint equal to that of Las vegas.

TUM lead researcher Christian Stoll wrote a report saying that all mineable currencies put together consume about 60 TWh of power in a year, which is twice the power output of Sri Lanka, which has a population of over 21 million.

Greenpeace Senior IT Sector Analyst Gary Cook said, “If Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies hope to maintain their social license in a world that is increasingly driven to action by the Climate Emergency, not only must there be changes to the ‘Proof of Work’ model to make mining far lessenergy intensive, but mining must also be restricted to locations where mining is powered by renewable sources of electricity, and not driving new demand for fossil fuels.”

And this is exactly what Electroneum has done by moving fromProof of Work to Proof of Responsibility, eliminating the massive consumption of energy to nearly nothing and by bringing in responsible and trusted miners that use their block rewards to help people on the ground gain skills and training to improve their lives.

Proof of Responsibility is a paradigm shift by Electroneum towards sustainable and responsible mining that thrusts the cryptocurrencyindustry to a new era.

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About Electroneum

Electroneum is a mobile-phone-based crypto app powered by a revolutionary instant payment system that enables its 4 million registered users to send, receive, and transfer funds within minutes at a fraction of a U.S. cent. It is one of the only crypto apps that allows users to top up their airtime and data in 140+ countries and electricity top-ups in four African nations. Hundreds of thousands of Electroneum users have completed 300,000 app-to-app transfers and 200,000 airtime and data top-ups, making ETN one of the most widely used cryptos. The network itself reports nearly 8 million blockchain transactions to date. Electroneum is the only crypto that has made earning its token possible. AnyTask is Electroneum's freelance platform, with more than 530,000 registered users and over 15,000 tasks across dozens of categories. Electroneum does not require its users to have a bank account, empowering millions of people to access the global digital economy.