Next Earth is a digital replica of Earth that uses blockchain technology. It announced that it donated 330 Bitcoin (or around $204,000 USD), to environmental causes thanks to November’s contributions. This donation was done via the voting DAO (Decentralized Autonomous Organization), where landowners can vote for which charities they want to support. A charity gets a percentage of the vote.
The recipients of Next Earth’s November donation were Amazon Watch, Kiss the Ground, SEE Turtles, and The Ocean Cleanup. Nearly 200 BNB and 493 votes won the Ocean Cleanup, which received the highest number of votes. Amazon Watch finished second with 215 votes. It also received around 87 billion BNB. Kiss the Ground got 56 votes while SEE Turtles garnered 53 votes.
Next Earth has made a number of monthly donations. Next Earth gave $64,000 in October to environmental causes.
Next Earth was designed to be an NFT-based copy of Earth. It has a map interface that lets users browse virtual land tile for sale. Next Earth has moved to the Polygon Network to reduce gas fees and increase accessibility.
Through the DAO, 10% of every purchase is donated to environmental causes. With the voting DAO, landowners have the ability to choose which charities get donations every month. The percentage of each vote is proportional to how much the charity will receive.
A Selection of Charities
The winning charity, The Ocean Cleanup, focuses on cleaning up the world’s oceans. Boyan Slat was just 16 when the organization was started by a Dutch entrepreneur.
The Ocean Cleanup is using technology to develop a system to passively clean up the world’s oceans. It consists of an U-shaped, floating barrier which collects any debris that drifts into the ocean. It is connected to a platform which sits on the surface of water. This serves as the collection point. Next Earth’s donation will help support The Ocean Cleanup’s efforts to clean up the world’s oceans and prevent further damage to our planet’s environment.
Amazon Watch is the next charity. It focuses on protecting rainforests and their inhabitants. Amazon Watch was established in 1996. It is located in Oakland, California, and partners with Amazon rainforest communities to protect their rights, land, and forests.
Amazon Watch is a non-profit organization that opposes the development of dams, drilling for oil and gaz in rainforests and cattle ranching. It also offers training and support for indigenous communities that are trying to preserve their land. Next Earth’s donation will help Amazon Watch continue its work defending the rainforest and its inhabitants.
Kiss the Ground, the third charity, works to protect soil health. This organization helps to raise awareness about the value of soil health for climate change mitigation and human health. Next Earth’s donation will help Kiss the Ground continue its work restoring soil health.
SEE Turtles (the fourth charity) focuses its efforts on the protection of sea turtles. SEE Turtles was founded by Dr. Wallace J. Nichols. Through education and advocacy as well as conservation programs, the organization helps sea turtles.
SEE Turtles coordinates beach cleanups, nest monitoring programs and educates the public about sea turtles. They also advocate for legislation to protect them. Through its website, and through social media channels, the organization raises awareness of sea turtle threats. Next Earth’s donation will help SEE Turtles continue its work protecting sea turtles.
Blockchain and Good Governance: What is Blockchain?
The importance of giving back is increasingly recognized by blockchain projects. Next Earth, a blockchain-based charity project, is an example.
Next Earth’s donations are made in an effort to help preserve and protect the environment. Next Earth plans to donate a portion each month of its profits to environmental causes. The blockchain’s ability to facilitate transparent, immutable transactions makes it a perfect platform for supporting charitable causes.
Blockchain projects looking to improve the world’s economy should look at how their technology could be applied to charitable causes. Funding for charitable causes can come directly from blockchain projects, or via third-party charities looking to find new funding sources.
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