This week has been a beehive of activity in the crypto-verse beginning with the Consensus Summit currently ongoing in New York and is accompanied by news that popular South Korean exchange, Upbit, has conducted an internal audit exonerating the exchange from any wrongdoing. Also to note is that today’s markets are not too pretty in terms of gains. Everything is in the red, including Stellar (XLM) that should be basking in the news that IBM will issue a token on its blockchain to help offset climate change.
The current market analysis puts XLM at the value of $0.323 and down 12.24% in 24 hours. The rest of the market is also in the red. Bitcoin (BTC) is at the low $8,000 levels and currently trading at $8,248. Ethereum (ETH) is down below $700 and currently trading at $690. Ripple (XRP) is down 8% in 24 hours and currently trading at $0.68.
It is with this market background that Stellar might be moving to better days with the earlier mentioned announcement by IBM which has been known to being a Stellar partner for quite some time. The partnership was confirmed back in October when IBM and KlickEX chose Stellar to power the future of cross-border payments. IBM is currently running 9 stellar nodes for this purpose.
IBM will then use the Stellar blockchain, in partnership with an environmental fintech startup called Veridium labs, to tokenize carbon credits in a bid to track the pollution emitted from big companies and to attempt at offsetting these damages to the environment. Proceeds from the token sale will be used to reforest a 250 square mile piece of rain-forest on the island of Borneo in Indonesia. The new token can be redeemed and traded on the Stellar blockchain simplifying the carbon-credit process. Companies and institutional investors can buy the same carbon credits using the tokens on the Stellar blockchain, allowing for easier tracking and redemption on the blockchain.
A carbon credit is defined as a permit which allows a country or organization to produce a certain amount of carbon emissions and which can be traded if the full allowance is not used. If a set amount of carbon is not emitted, the owner of the carbon credit can redeem it using the token.
With this news and the current ongoing Consensus Summit in New York, blockchain technology and cryptocurrencies will assist in mitigating the progression and finally the end of global warming. The pioneer crypto for reducing global warming will be Stellar (XLM). This mission is in line with the vision of the Stellar foundation in that it brings together two companies, IBM and Veridium, to help solve a real-life issue threatening our existence on this earth.
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