SXSW 2022

Crypto+Sustainability: Cold Wallet, Boiling Earth


The crypto world has been on fire since early 2020 and so has the world's temperatures. As one index scorches past new records, minting higher highs and higher lows, so too, it seems, does the other. And climate change isn't the only darkening cloud on the environmental and social horizon, yet we barely hear a peep -- nay a call to arms from the crypto community. As Bitcoin crosses its 13th birthday and the industry market cap flirts with 2 trillion dollars, is it justified to ask why the silence? Or, where are the fruits of Bitcoin's "democratization of capital", the distributed technologies that would empower the little guy/gal, the innovation in problems that matter instead of problems of frivolity. We'll pose these questions and attempt to envision a crypto front to matters of impact.

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  1. Can we plausibly and justifiably challenge the crypto community to pay more attention to environmental and social problems?
  2. Which are the low-hanging fruit global problems that crypto and blockchain technology can confront forcefully and effectively, now?
  3. How can motivated members of the SXSW audience and of the global crypto community get involved?



Adam Carver, Ceo, Bitgreen

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  • Event: SXSW
  • Format: Panel
  • Track: Climate Change
  • Track 2 Startups
  • Level: Intermediate

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