• Solana Foundation has introduced a real-time carbon emissions tracker for monitoring the Solana blockchain.
  • The innovation is a product of collaboration between Solana and the data platform Trycarbonara.
  • It is the first major smart-contract blockchain to measure real-time carbon emissions. 

Solana Foundation has introduced real-time carbon emissions monitor to keep track of the Solana blockchain. The innovation is a product of collaboration between Solana and data platform Trycarbonara, bringing forth a live tracking dashboard capable of measuring carbon emissions on the Solana blockchain.

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Solana to inspire a trend toward carbon emission transparency in the blockchain space

The Solana Foundation has released an official blog post to describe the development, noting that it represents the first "major smart-contract blockchain" for measuring carbon emissions in real-time. With this product, the organization intends to foster a trend toward carbon emissions transparency in the blockchain space. Citing the organization:

The Solana Foundation hopes to set a new standard for measuring emissions in blockchain by publishing this data.

Describing the new dashboard, the Foundation details that it is accessible on the Solana Climate website, with the available trackers currently displaying "the total node count, megawatt-hours, total carbon emissions average, and marginal use" and several other indicators. Further, it features multiple emission comparison charts to help users see the conversions side-by-side, which depict usage against several other activities that produce emissions.

Noteworthy, the emissions tracker changes dynamically based on throughput and changes in the validator network. These include "emissions of RPC nodes, the carbon footprint of individual validators, and embodied emissions featuring hardware manufacturing and transport. "

Solana footprint comparative scale

Based on the chart, when a gallon of gasoline burns, it produces the equivalent of performing 140,416.67 transactions on the Solana blockchain. On the other hand, the simple act of searching on Google adds up to 1.25 transactions.

The amount of data required to power the real-time carbon emissions dashboard of the Solana Foundation is available open-source, structured around the estimated carbon footprint of the Dell PowerEdge R940.

While there is no certainty on whether other blockchain outfits will embrace Solana's tracking systems, the Foundation's move is indeed timely, coming during a time when there is a growth in global efforts to leverage blockchain technology in monitoring carbon emissions worldwide.

Using blockchain to reduce carbon footprint

The European Commission is a politically autonomous but executive arm of the European Union (EU) and works alongside the European Council. In its initiative dubbed "Shaping Europe's digital future," the commission has hailed blockchain's ability to serve as a foundation for precisely measuring carbon emissions in all sectors.

Citing an article on the EU's digital strategy blog, the commission highlights:

Blockchain can be utilized through smart contracts to calculate better, track and report on the reduction of the carbon footprint across the entire value chain.

Meanwhile, United States President Joe Biden revealed budget plans only recently, indicating that it would add an excise on electricity used for crypto mining by 30%.

Solana price could bounce 30% after hitting this level

Solana price (SOL) has been trading with a bearish bias since a bearish insurgence on April 17. SOL is down around 20% in less than a week, and investors should expect further declines before a possible pullback.

At the time of writing, SOL is auctioning at $21.15, down 5% over the last 24 hours. If bearish momentum increases, Solana price could tag $19.79 soon. A break below this level could trigger massive sell-offs that could lower the altcoin's market value.

Nevertheless, judging from the previous price actions, this critical support level could provide the turning point for Solana price to correct, as it represents a significant supplier congestion zone.  

SOL/USDT 1-day chart

 If sidelined investors buy SOL at the $19.79 support level, Solana price could embrace a northbound move, breaching the hurdles due to the 100-and 50-day Exponential Moving Averages (EMA) at $21.60 and $21.87, respectively.

Further north, Solana price could ascend past the $24.59 roadblock before tagging the 200-day EMA at $25.41. In the highly bullish case, the Ethereum killer could extend a neck up, tagging the $26.22 resistance level, denoting a 30% increase from the current price.


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