Blockchain Firms Tackling Plastic Pollution with Cryptocurrency

Bounties Network, an Ethereum-powered platform that claims to make it possible for people to collaboratively execute tasks and get paid in ether (ETH), has launched a plastic waste eradication program in the Philippines’ Manila Bay beach, according to a BBC report on June 13, 2019.

Crowdsourcing Waste Management

Manila Bay beach, a beach nicknamed “toilet bowl” for the massive filth and plastic waste that once buried its shoreline, is now unrecognizably clean, thanks to the forward-thinking, crypto-powered initiative of Bounties Network.

Per sources close to the matter, during the first week of December 2018, the Brooklyn-based blockchain project stormed Manila Bay beach and launched a pilot project that incentivized a small network of fishers via an Ethereum-based…

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