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German Energy Blockchain

Discussion in 'Energy, Environment, and Policy' started by TheTalkingMule, May 6, 2017.

  1. TheTalkingMule

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    Step 1 is making solar and wind production cheap. (check0
    Step 2 is creating a blockchain style marketplace for energy. (starting)
    Step 3 is making energy storage cheap. (2-5 years out)

    The Germans continue their efforts to single-handedly save the world.

    Germany Will Use Blockchain to Avoid “Traffic Jams” On Power Grids

     
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  2. ggr

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    I think that's a perfect demonstration that any project at all can use blockchain as a buzzword.
     
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    Just because you don't understand it, doesn't mean that it's just a buzzword.
    Some people do understand it and are using it productively.
     
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    They have one(about to be) running in Brooklyn.

    Wouldn't it make more sense for this to be our currency rather than cash or bitcoin? I mean, why waste all that computing power?
     
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    Here's a more complete article...
    https://www.nytimes.com/2017/03/13/business/energy-environment/brooklyn-solar-grid-energy-trading.html?ref=business&_r=0
    (... with references to Australia and Bangladesh in addition)
    More on the blockchain...
    https://www.nytimes.com/2017/03/04/business/dealbook/blockchain-ibm-bitcoin.html
     

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