TNABC Miami 2018 Video Report: Tokenizing Renewable Energy With Dan Bates of ImpactPPA
On January 23rd 2018 in Miami, blockchain renewable energy project ImpactPPA took one of the top three prizes in the North American Bitcoin Conference’s most promising ICO competition. Bitsonline caught up with president Dan Bates, a renewable energy systems builder, to learn how ImpactPPA is tokenizing both generation and distribution — and putting infrastructure in the world’s emerging economies.
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ImpactPPA: Generating and Selling Energy Where It’s Needed Most
ImpactPPA, Bates said, creates a mini-economy that both funds new energy infrastructure projects, and lets people access the energy it generates using a “pay as you go” model. It’s currently piloting its plans in Haiti, a country that lacks a functional national energy grid due to poverty and a series of destructive natural disasters.
ImpactPPA believes energy generation is more efficient in the communities that use it, and generated using clean renewable sources. It uses blockchain tokens called MPAQ to raise finance and build the lighter generation equipment for such projects, and then to trade the energy. The project is currently conducting a presale of MPAQ tokens at a 50 percent bonus, and will launch a full ICO in April 2018. For coming top three in TNABC Miami 2018’s ICO competition, ImpactPPA also took a share of the $100,000 USD prize pool.
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Growth of the North American Bitcoin Conference
The North American Bitcoin Conference (TNABC) is regarded as the original major Bitcoin event in the USA, and possibly the world. Held annually in Miami every January since 2013, it staked that city’s claim as Bitcoin’s fun and business capital — growing from a few hundred bitcoin enthusiasts into a gathering of thousands, including several high-profile industry leaders. It’s a must-attend event on the blockchain calendar.
Produced by Dr. Moe Levin’s Keynote Events team, it now covers all disruptive blockchain technology issues — including smart contracts, ICOs, fintech, regulation and investment. TNABC also has international sister events, such as World Blockchain Forum in London.
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