I have recently come into possession (thanks Jon!) of a document outlining the Chia blockchain partnership with the World Bank’s Climate Warehouse project. I have embedded the document below, but some real highlights are how soon this all looks to be getting setup, and how many countries and Non Governmental Organizations (NGOs) are involved with this.
The project looks to be at Minimum Viable product level this month, February 2022 and I have a feeling that means the announcement about Project Asteroids will be coming in the next couple of weeks. The document outlines how the Climate Warehouse will work using a peer-to-peer public blockchain (Chia) and the datalayer on top of that connecting the various independent databases. This has all be detailed out before by Chia, but it is very interesting to see the World Bank’s direct design.
The document also discusses the large number of initial partner countries that are involved in the Climate Warehouse, as well as the NGOs that will add their databases to the system. This is a very large number of enterprises to be using a public blockchain, and really drives home the Chia Network mission of enabling green blockchain technology – in an almost literal, on-the-nose way. Good for them, I am personally a pretty big fan of carbon markets as a mechanism of incentivizing clean energy and I hope this interconnectedness will help.
From what this timeline suggests the next two months are going to be extremely busy for Chia as they expand into enterprise services for so many organizations. There is a chance this all fizzles out, and they definitely still have to deliver as a company. But this is a huge opportunity and it looks like its coming to a head very soon.Climate-Warehouse-update-4cca3441-9d03-4ed4-8fd5-11070240fbec