Why environment4change will use a BlockChain component in its ecosystem architecture?
The question of Blockchain for us, although a critical element of our service architecture and service offer, must be ameliorated by a consideration of the technology itself and whether the technology, and its premise of being open and transparent, is or causes damage to the planet in providing that transparency? A consideration of this question, with many competing variables at play, have determined a delegated proof of stake protocol is favoured over the alternative, in respect of what Blockchain platform provider we will use.
There are a number of Blockchain platforms that can service our requirements for a robust, scalable and transparent record of truth and trust. As our project, and use of a Blockchain technology, is for the benefit of Mother Earth, any barrier or unreasonable expense attributing to donations of time, equipment, or funding is simply not acceptable. Many other considerations were also made in our considerations however, are too many to qualify here, and in which case the detailing of same may be seen as futile considering the battle we have chosen to wage and win!
We understand, as environmental services providers, enablers and empowers, a blockchain by itself offers little. It is the supporting digital infrastructure, that when converged with an open and transparent data structure and smart contracts, can scale in support of millions of new environmental users, offering a new level of service, one of trust, transparency and truth. A Blockchain architecture is our best chance yet to record and detail the battle against environmental degradation and abuse in an open and transparent manner. Although Blockchain technologies are readily used in the progressive financial area today, we are starting to see the technology speciated in other areas of life, where value is described as different measure of different things, other than the well-known dollar measure.
Although an open and transparent data structure will make up a critical part of the environment4change ecosystem, just as important will be environment4change Platform as a Service and ecosystem. It is the collaboration of what a blockchain has, what it can do, together with our own Platform as a Service development that represents the opportunity to offer a digital platform of inclusion and participation. It will be the Platform architecture that creates mechanisms for on-boarding (access), participation, contribution, content and everything else enabling all to participate in saving our shared planet. Our initiatives will be the globes united contribution, and will only be limited by imagination and a true desire to participate and help.
While the environment4change Team are uniquely qualified to build the Platform as a Service, understanding good intent alone is not enough, a successful solution requires the participation of all, the convergence of will, with an understanding that traditional polluters, have a role to play and must do better, around new models of inclusion, adherence and responsibility.
The platform’s footprint of inclusion, activity and programme will be a fluid mesh of social, science and feet on the ground, around an underlying theme of promoting the health of Mother Earth. Some ‘low hanging development for service-inclusion, fruit,’ identified early by the team include: project channel, affiliate channel, global schools’ program, Green House Emission Calculator and offset mechanism, weekend warrior program, environmental directory and information engine for global sharing. New programs will be identified and platform supporters will be invited to vote for the most deserving new service entrant through a process and organisational structure maturing into a Decentralised Autonomous Organisation (DAO) that makes real sense, governed by a Charity Commission structure, interested solely in the furtherance of Mother Earth!