- Hedera offers a groundbreaking enterprise blockchain solution with a transaction capacity of 100,000 per second, setting it apart from other layer 1 blockchains and paving the way for sustainable supply chain implementation.
- Leveraging the Hedera Guardian platform, organizations can accurately measure and tokenize their carbon emissions, fostering a transparent and reliable ESG reporting environment.
When one thinks of enterprise blockchains, Hyperledger often comes to mind as a frontrunner in this domain. As a non-profit initiative under the Linux Foundation, Hyperledger champions the integration of scalable, secure blockchain solutions across industries, fostering digital trust. Following in these pioneering footsteps, Hedera presents itself as an innovative enterprise blockchain solution, redefining the norms of decentralized ledger technology.
Diverging from the conventional layer 1 blockchain, Hedera is an open-source network operating on a proof-of-stake public ledger. It employs a unique, asynchronous Byzantine Fault Tolerance (aBFT) hashgraph consensus algorithm, coupled with the “Gossip about Gossip” protocol. Governed by a decentralized council comprising eminent enterprises, universities, and web3 projects globally, Hedera ensures resilience against collusion.
Both Hedera and Hyperledger thrive under the governance of councils, boasting affiliations with industry giants like IBM and Dell. Yet, this is where their similarities cease. While a typical layer 1 blockchain manages a few thousand transactions per second, Hedera astounds with a capacity of 100,000, all while maintaining a pristine reputation, untarnished by the challenges plaguing other cryptocurrencies.
Great article on different blockchain technologies.
— $Hbar (@Hbar_Bull) February 23, 2023
The hashgraph consensus algorithm’s ingenuity led to a strategic partnership between the National Association of Federally Insured Credit Unions and Swirlds, the algorithm’s creator. This collaboration gave rise to Bonifii (formerly CU Ledger), a credit union-owned organization dedicated to forging a digital exchange platform for financial cooperatives worldwide.
Hedera’s Role in Sustainable Supply Chains
Mance Harmon, Co-founder of Hedera and Co-CEO of Swirlds Labs, sheds light on how Hedera is revolutionizing sustainable supply chain practices. He emphasizes the criticality of measuring an organization’s carbon footprint and balancing it through renewable energy credits or carbon offsets. Hedera, through its unique blockchain capabilities, addresses the fundamental challenges in verifying and trading carbon offsets.
#Sustainability has always been a top priority for the network, and #Hedera is committed to providing the necessary tools and infrastructure for developers to drive #decarbonization efforts effectively.
The Hedera Guardian is the first open-source solution enabling developers to… pic.twitter.com/Uqk1WeBSDW
— Hedera (@hedera) August 31, 2023
Carbon Offsets on the Blockchain:
Hedera stands out in the blockchain arena, not just for its impressive transaction speeds but for its application in documenting carbon offsets. “The Guardian,” a tool developed by the Hedera community, simplifies the process of measuring carbon emissions for products or services, creating emission tokens that represent these emissions. These tokens are then audited to ensure accuracy and trustworthiness, elevating the quality of renewable energy credits.
Meeting New Regulatory Standards
With governments intensifying regulations on ESG data capture, companies must report their greenhouse gas productions transparently. Hedera’s low carbon footprint per transaction, validated by a University College London study, positions it as an environmentally responsible choice for organizations looking to adhere to these new standards.
By marrying Hedera’s green blockchain solution with the Guardian platform, organizations can establish digital-first sustainability policies, backed by auditable and traceable records. This innovative approach not only enhances transparency in carbon credit reporting but also curtails fraud in the sustainability market, heralding a new era in ESG reporting.
As we approach the North American Blockchain Summit, set to take place from November 15th to 17th, where Mance Harmon is slated to speak, the burgeoning ecosystem around Hedera is poised to play a pivotal role in shaping the future of ESG reporting and sustainable practices.