Irish researcher leading efforts to make blockchain greener

Dr Aisling Connolly is leading work by Dfinity, a Swiss-based non-profit, to improve transparency in the sector and reduce greenwashing

Dr Aisling Connolly is leading efforts to improve transparency in blockchain sustainability reporting. Picture: Dfinity Foundation

An Irish researcher is leading a new project aimed at improving transparency over carbon usage in the blockchain sector in an effort to reduce greenwashing.

Dr Aisling Connolly, originally from Galway city, is leading the Dfinity Foundation’s proof-of-green (PoG) initiative. The Swiss non-profit is using PoG to standardise how the carbon consumption of blockchains is reported

Connolly told Connected that measuring carbon usage in blockchain was clearer than with most tech: “Measuring networks at the ...