PODCAST EPISODE

23. Charity Tokens with Jan from cleanocean

Pristine Ocean Podcast

Jul 31 2021 • 21 mins


Clean Ocean

Pristine Ocean

You might have heard about some amazing stories about crypto currencies in the last few months. Stories about a currency shooting up to the moon and then falling back to Earth.

Criminals using cryptocurrencies for their payments and maybe most disturbing of all, the environmental footprint associated with cryptocurrency mining, and then came their tweet from Elon Musk causing the market to drop dramatically.

I can imagine that you're thinking that the whole market is bad, but there are some good people looking for applications that will have a positive impact.

That's why when I heard about a cryptocurrency that are being created to fund ocean preservation projects, I wanted to know more.

The term they use is charity token. It's a cryptocurrency, but it's got charity baked into it. The idea with charity tokens is that part of the transaction fees associated with trading are donated to ocean preservation projects like Sea Shepherd or Ocean cleanup. These are famous ocean preservation projects that constantly need donations to keep their operations running.

I decided to contact the founder of the company that had launched this charity token.

But transparency is not something associated with the crypto world. I was wondering which part of the darknet I would have to access to get in contact with this crypto king.

As it turns out, it was pretty easy. There's a picture of him and his contact details on the website cleanocean.io

Jan, the founder of Clean Ocean was interested in talking, but he was busy.

He and his team were out in the field cleaning up after the recent German floods.

I thought this is not your typical cryptocurrency operation.

When he got back to the office, I sat down with him and asked him about whether or not clean ocean is an environmental organisation with a crypto side, or it's a crypto operation with an environmental side. Have a listen to the interview and decide for yourself.

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