With 240.000 people who join the WarmSweaterDay annually, it is the most notable climate campaign in the Netherlands (the “Warmetruiendag” in Dutch). Over the past 12 years, this climate action day grew into a well-known phenomenon in the Netherlands. Schools, companies, the Dutch railway, municipalities, universities, museums are making a climate statement on that day at www.warmetruiendag.nl. At Twitter #warmetruiendag is trending topic, Dutch celebrities join this action, it’s on national TV, newspapers write about it, and almost every year the weather reporters mention the campaign at the 8 o’clock countrywide news.
EnergyCoin team is very proud to join forces with the WarmSweaterDay and announce it today (22nd November 2018)
WarmSweaterDay pilot project
We are starting a pilot including one hundred WarmSweaterDay participants with a smart gas meter to store their avoided gas usage on the EnergyCoin blockchain.
Participants set a target how much they want to save on gas in one month and when they achieve that goal, they are rewarded in an amount of warm sweater day tokens corresponding to how much gas they did not use. The avoided gas usage is converted into saved emissions of greenhouse gases. In the conversion a warm sweater token is created and information is stored on the Blockchain.
Initiation of the EnergyCoin ecosystem
WarmSweaterDay token name
We are looking for a name for the WarmSweaterDay token. Should they called Pullis, Sweaterbits: let us know your ideas! Let us now at Twitter (@EnergyCoinFdn or @EnergyCoin) or Instagram (@Energycoinfoundation) and please use #name #warmetruiendag #token.
More about the WarmSweaterDay
The Warmetruiendag (the WarmSweaterDay) is organized by the Dutch Climate Alliance, Klimaatverbond an association of 180 Dutch local governments. Since 2007 this campaign celebrates the birthday of the Kyoto climate protocol annually. The Warmetruiendag reminds people that the greenest energy is the energy you don’t use.
Together we can save 70% energy worldwide, with all the knowledge and techniques that are already available. The massive potential of saving energy as part of the solution of the climate problem is in the spotlights every edition.
And we need to show each other what we do to reduce the emission of greenhouse gasses to tackle the prisoner’s dilemma. The biggest threat to a living planet is feeling helpless.
The campaign encourages people to turn down the temperature by one degree and instead to keep warm by wearing an extra warm sweater. The result of this seemingly simple act is an energy savings of six percent per degree. The warm sweater is a symbol for all the actions people can easily (and comfortably) do to save energy.
The WarmSweaterDay campaign challenges individuals, schools, government organisations, companies and universities to turn down their heat and to communicate what they do the rest of the year to save energy.
The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) stated a few weeks ago that we have around 12 years to decarbonize our society and avoid a dangerous climate breakdown. Rising public interest in climate change and biodiversity could rapidly push policy and markets towards transformative change when amplified. Our goal is to raise funds to reward people who are joining measurable climate actions, avoiding emissions of greenhouse gasses and restore nature. Also, this makes their (individual) actions more visible.
This was also published at Medium
We are very happy to announce that we are officially listed. Today we have received a message from the Crex24 team that they have opened ENRG-BTC market. From now on you can make ENRG deposits to your Crex24 account and trade ENRG.
One more exchange
Now that we are listed on a new exchange, our goal is to get listed on one more. We are still considering what exchange would be the best option for our project. When we narrow the list of options, we will let you know where else ENRG might be tradeable.
Win64 QT wallet
Our devs have finished the QT wallet win64 version, and we are going to test it for a some time now, to see if there are any bugs to fix.
How to sync QT wallet in few hours
We’ve created a guide how you can manually sync the QT wallet in a few hours with really easy steps, because autosync takes from a few hours up to a few days . We’ve posted a guide created by our Devs.
QT wallet win64 version
Since we are getting listed on a new exchange, we are creating a new and upgraded version of the QT wallet. Difference between Win32 and Win64 is size of pointers. In Win64, the size of the pointers is 64 bits; and in Win32, it is 32 bits.
How to stake ENRG?
A little reminder what kind of coin is ENRG. Everyone can mine their own EnergyCoin as long as they are holders of some. EnergyCoin is a Proof of Stake (PoS) type of coin. This means that your mining power depends on how much ENRG you hold.
Note: There are few other ways of mining, and most popular is Proof of Work (PoW) which means that your mining depends on that how strong is your CPU/GPU and it doesn’t matter how many of the assets you hold.
The EnergyCoin (ENRG) blockchain labels the value of sustainable development. Within ENRG ecosystem these values can be seamlessly exchanged to speed up the transition to a green, climate neutral society. People should be empowered to authenticate and transact the value of local climate sustainable action immediately and without costly intermediaries.
Bittrex ENRG-BTC market is closing
As you may already know, Bittrex has announced that ENRG-BTC market would be removed on 26-Oct-2018 (at the end of this week). One of the main reasons for delisting ENRG-BTC market is a low trading volume. By the Bittrex Market Removal Policy users has 14 days to withdraw any delisted tokens, but in certain instances the withdrawal period may be shortened. Users should withdraw any ENRG before the Bittrex posted withdrawal deadline. We will update you in regards to the official Bittrex ENRG withdrawal deadline.
ENRG going to new exchanges
Bittrex has been the only exchange where ENRG was traded. To avoid ending up this situation ever again, we are in process of listing ENRG on minimum two new exchanges, which are less demanding than Bittrex at this moment. We are trying our best to ensure that ENRG could be traded on at least on one exchange not later than the end of this week, so ENRG trading activities are not interrupted. We will keep you updated about the new ENRG listings on a daily base.
A long waited Green Blockchain App is being released soon
Since August this year the EnergyCoin has a fully dedicated development team that is working on several projects at the moment with the most important one being the EnergyCoin dashboard — an instrument were people can exchange the value of their local climate actions. The EnergyCoin Foundation want to empower people to authenticate and transact the value of local sustainable actions immediately and without costly intermediaries. More about the general idea about the EnergyCoin ecosystem can be found here. We expect the first beta release to happen in mid-November this year. At the moment we are designing a solution on how to connect with the Ring-ring app that incentivizes people on their bicycle mileage. The idea is to increase bicycle use over fossil-fuel-burning vehicles and reward clean and green pedal power. Cyclists earn the value of the avoided (carbon) emissions, and the air in cities becomes cleaner.
What to do with ENRG funds on Bittrex
You should migrate off ENRG funds of Bittrex by sending coins to any of the following wallets:
- EnergyCoin Core Client (download from here),
- EC Lite web wallet
- New ENRG exchanges to be announced (note: we do not advise keeping coins on exchanges for extended periods of time)
EC Lite is an EnergyCoin web wallet hosted at energyexchange.eu. It is simple to use by using 12 word passphrase that you get during registration. To make it even more user friendly, a secret URL and password could be used.
We have started with regular ECF official reports, this one being the first one. We are in process of listing ENRG on minimum two new exchanges to ensure that ENRG trading activities are not interrupted due to Bittrex closing ENRG-BTC market. EnergyCoin development team is on the roll and many exciting new features are planned to be shipped starting mid-November this year.
This update was also published on Medium.