ECD is finally on the Blockchain and long expected converting climate savings into a value is now possible; with ECD phase 2 tested and in production you can start cycling, and via Ring-Ring track your mileage, routes and earn EnergyCoin through the ECD! If you don’t have an account, don’t wait any longer to create one! Download Ring-Ring on your iPhone or Android smartphone and connect with ECD! Make sure to take a look at the article where you can see how to create an account on the ECD and join the pilot.
*NOTE: Your email address has to be the same as your login email address for Ring-Ring!
The dashboard displays accumulated ENRG value, accumulated Bicycle Bits (BB) value and your green behavior (prevented CO2 emission) as a graph for each day you were active. Here is how the Dashboard looks like:
Generate EnergyCoin address!
To start getting rewards, you must generate your own EnergyCoin address. You can create an account on one of the following exchanges: Crex24, Nova Exchange or Bitibu. If you have any issues generating your address or receiving funds, make sure to join our Telegram channel and ask any question; you’ll get a response ASAP.
New partnership for ECD integrating soon
As you already may know, we have a partnership with WarmSweaterDay, the biggest Climate Action in the Netherlands that had a huge success on the 15th of February this year with over 200k participants! Their partner Shifft uses smart gas meter technology which they are going to integrate with ECD in order to show the difference in energy usage between March 2018 and March 2019 on our dashboard. Based on that, participants on the WarmSweaterday pilot project will get WSD’s virtual token that will be exchangeable for ENRG on ECD, just like Bicycle Bits.
EnergyCoin Dashboard (ECD) phase two features
In the current version of the ECD you could see your green behaviour, originated on Ring-Ring, represented in CO2 emission savings and ENRG. In the next phase of the ECD you are going to be able to receive the collected ENRG on your ENRG address, which you enter on your ECD profile. There will be only one address at the time, which can be changed at any point. There will be a link to the EnergyCoin Explorer, as well.
We will enable transactions and transactions status; our partners will start rewarding their users via the EnergyCoin dashboard for green behaviour in this phase! This phase will be ready in February. Now in phase two we are greeting another partners joining the EnergyCoin Dashboard too.
Our current partner, that is already integrated with the ECD is Ring-Ring. They will be able to start rewarding their users as soon as phase two is live. Warmsweaterday (and their technical partner Shifft) will be joining in the ECD phase two, start rewarding their users for saving energy by lowering heat power in their houses and putting on a sweater. Warmsweaterday is the biggest climate action in Netherlands (more than 173.000 participants already) , and Shifft is a company that offers an online platform for managing smart energy-use through smart meters, social interaction and gamification.
Marketplaces for redeeming ENRG
There are 5 places where rewards that you would receive through the ECD could be sent: If you want to HODL your ENRG rewards, you can use desktop wallet or web wallet. Now, if you are trading type of person, there are three exchanges where you can deposit and trade ENRG: Crex24, Nova Exchange, and Bitibu which is the newest exchange where ENRG can be deposited and traded. It’s more than easy to create an account on every of these platforms, so make sure to have one per platform and chose the best fit for you; transactions in the ECD are going to be automatic so ENRG would be sent to the address that you put as yours on your profile. Since ENRG is an active coin, you can see all the information about it: prices, charts, etc on CoinMarketCap.
Hurry up; make an account on ECD via Ring-Ring and start cycling! Number of accounts in this pilot is limited to a hundred of users, so be one of them.
This update was also posted @Medium
EnergyCoin Foundation, Ring-Ring and Bloxico launch a marketplace to capture and exchange value of local climate action. Cyclists can now earn the virtual token Bicycle Bits for every hundred kilometers they cycle. The bicycle kilometers are registered via an app and are stored on a EnergyCoin Dashboard. A Bicycle Bit is a certified emission reduction credit for avoiding greenhouse gas emissions and fine particles by traveling by bicycle.
The EnergyCoin Foundation and the technical development team Bloxico work together with Ring-Ring, the service that has encouraged the use of the bicycle for more than five years at dozens of companies and organizations and accurately records the bicycle kilometers that have been made. With one bicycle kilometer you avoid the emission of an average of 150 grams of CO2, this avoided CO2 emission is now being rewarded!
We start a pilot with hundred participants. Be quick. Register via Ring-Ring app, which can be downloaded on both Android and iOS. From this app you can register your bike kilometers and convert from today to Bicycle Bits. You get 1 Bicycle Bit per 100 bicycle kilometers, and this will be exchangeable in the second phase of this pilot — through the EnergyCoin Dashboard for 1 EnergyCoin (ENRG). Cyclists earn a reward for their choice of mobility. In urban areas, the replacement for one car-kilometer by a bicycle-kilometer yields 41 eurocents of societal benefits, as calculated by knowledge platform CROW.
Making visible the positive (climate) impact that cyclists make together is paramount. In addition, Ring-Ring and the EnergyCoin Foundation are working towards a better valuation of bicycle kilometers.
How to join a pilot
After you create an account on Ring-Ring and log in, click on a bicycle at the bottom of your screen:
After that, click on “My Settings”
Which will lead you to the EnergyCoin Dashboard by clicking on ENRG icon:
Show local climate benefits
The Bicycle Bit is the first virtual token in the collection of virtual tokens that people can earn from measurable climate actions and collect them on the EnergyCoin Dashboard. We are also currently developing a pilot together with the largest climate action in the Netherlands: Warm Sweater Day, where we record the avoided emission of greenhouse gases through realized energy savings.
Building a clean and fair economy
In our current economy the damage to the environment is not calculated. And the positive impact of daily climate-friendly choices is not visible. People are currently not being rewarded for preventing the emission of greenhouse gases and strive for clean air, and the EnergyCoin Foundation wants to change that by facilitating local networks that build a society that fits within the boundaries of the Earth.
The EnergyCoin Foundation makes available the blockchain technology, the technology that makes information transparent, unchangeable and decentralized, for recording and making the value of measurable positive actions visible and exchangeable for a sustainable world. The EnergyCoin blockchain does not use mining, as a result of which energy consumption and transaction fees are low.
The launch of the Bicycle Bits and the marketplace are the first two important steps to facilitate citizen climate initiatives and local authorities to enable the construction of local new value systems, at low cost.