May 17 (Renewables Now) – Two firms from the cryptocurrency business introduced final week that they’ve partnered with the Crypto Climate Accord (CCA) to promote the decarbonisation of the sector.
The firms in query are UK-based cryptocurrency miner Argo Blockchain Plc (LON:ARB) and vertically-integrated blockchain and cryptocurrency know-how agency DMG Blockchain Solutions Inc (CVE:DMGI). The two stated in a joint assertion that they’re creating a brand new working group to extra clearly define the CCA objectives. They can even be deploying new applied sciences to make the renewable power sourcing of crypto mining extra clear, the announcement says.
CCA is a non-public sector-led initiative, which final month dedicated to energy the cryptocurrency business with 100% renewable power. It has two objectives to this point: to obtain by 2030 net-zero emissions from energy utilization for signatories of the accord, and to develop requirements, instruments and applied sciences with CCA Supporters to pace up the adoption of and verification of progress towards 100% renewably-powered blockchains by the UNFCCC COP30 convention in 2025.
The announcement was launched a day after Elon Musk tweeted that Tesla Inc (NASDAQ:TSLA) had suspended accepting purchases of its electrical autos (EVs) with Bitcoin over issues in regards to the speedy rise of fossil gasoline use in mining operations.
Argo and DMG famous of their assertion that presently bitcoin miners globally account for up to an estimated 0.5% of world energy consumption.