Algorand Blockchain and PlanetWatch to help improve Miami citizens’ air quality
PlanetWatch and Algorand Blockchain cooperate to monitor and record the air quality in Miami by deploying a network of air quality sensors.
Miami can be named as one of the first US metropolises where blockchain is used to monitor air quality. To this end, a decentralized Internet of Things (IoT) network created on the Algorand blockchain is going to be used.
Planetwatch is a French environmental technology company that develops air quality sensors and wishes to extend its air quality sensors to as many countries as possible.
So far, Planetwatch has created 5 types of these sensors which will be installed in different parts of the city as well as the citizens’ homes as the project was funded by the PLANETS fund from Borderless Capital. The fund is worth $10 million.
The sensors deployed in different domiciles and areas detect and record the air pollution concentration, and the data obtained from these sensors is sent to the network, Algorand blockchain, here. The collected data is collected on the Algorand blockchain, analyzed, and used to show in which areas the pollution density is higher and threatens the lives of more people.
Recording the data on the blockchain brings about security and keeps the data from being tampered with. The data is stored on the blockchain forever, so we can access it easily, at any time.
Francis Suarez, Miami mayor, is a big fan of the use of blockchain technology. On Nov. 29, he talked at the DeCipher event expressing his hopes for the future of Miami:
"The data from this project will play a crucial role in our climate adaptation efforts as well as our ambitions to make Miami an epicenter for digital capital markets."
To incentivize the citizens to cooperate in this project, Planet Tokens (Planets) will be rewarded to the citizens that allow a sensor to run in their homes. This token is tradeable for fiat money or PlanetWatch’s Earth Credits token to access its products and services.
Being an eco-friendly blockchain, Algorand received $1.5 billion from Matt Zhang, the ex-CEO of Citi.
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