Blockchain applications: an energy perspective
The webinar will be held via Zoom on Tuesday 12 April at 14:00 – 15:00 CEST (registration and more information).
The webinar will illustrate how blockchains work, how cryptocurrencies and other applications employ the blockchain, and why the resulting energy consumption is so high. A potential solution to significantly reduce the energy consumption used for validation will also be presented.
The webinar will draw from the key findings of the report Blockchain Energy Consumption – An Exploratory Study. The report was commissioned by the Swiss Federal Office of Energy and authored by Mr Vlad Coroama of ETH Zurich. The report contains a detailed analysis of blockchain, its use in cryptocurrencies and beyond, and the resulting energy consumption.