Dogecoin is the only Memecoin To Significantly Lower its Carbon Footprint in the Past Year
According to research published by Forex Suggest, Dogecoin (DOGE) was the first meme token in 2022 to proactively cut its carbon impact by 25% in the span of a single year.
The yearly CO2 emissions produced by the Dogecoin ecosystem dropped by 25% as a direct result of aggressive measures made by both Musk and the other members of the ecosystem.
Based on the research, Dogecoin was responsible for 1,063 tons of pollutants in 2022. This compares to the total amount of emissions created in 2021, which was 1,423 tons.
Dogecoin is positioned to become a viable financial instrument in 2023 because of its less carbon impact and extensive community support.
Cryptocurrencies and Carbon Emissions
In light of the fact that global warming is becoming a more widely discussed topic all over the globe, attention is being drawn to the amount of energy that is required to mine cryptocurrency that causes carbon emissions.
There is a concerted effort being made by some cryptocurrencies to cut down on the amount of energy that is needed for transactions to take place on their respective blockchains. For instance, Ethereum made the switch from its previous Proof of Work (PoW) mechanism of verifying transactions to a Proof of Stake (PoS) consensus mechanism in September 2022. Because of this change, the average amount of energy required to process a transaction in the cryptocurrency has dropped from 62.56 kWh to 0.03 kWh.
Exchanges are doing the same too. Just yesterday, Crypto.com announced that it has entered into an eight-year carbon renewal deal. Following the terms of this new agreement, Crypto.com will take steps to offset its direct carbon footprint.