Keeping your ESG safe with Blockpool private chains
Blockpool’s datacentres run on more than 85% renewable energy according to its CTO, Tim Shank. “We offset the remainder,” he says.
“On top of that we participate in a carbon offset program that puts us solidly in the negative. We’ve analysed the energy usage of our chain and it comes in orders of magnitude less than anything that other chains have published. We will continue to add to that offset as we deploy for clients – licensing a private chain actually removes carbon from the environment.”
Blockpool is also a member of carbonfund.org – offsetting far greater than we consume for internal business processes and computing.
An analysis of our footprint is as follows:
|Test CPU||Intel i7-10710U 6 cores, Hyperthreading Active, Clocked to 1.8GHz, 25W TDP, Turbo & Speedstep Off|
|5,000x||Empty block forge||12.0||Wh||Margin of error||– 0 Wh / + 0.499 Wh|
|5,000x||Full block forge||23.5||Wh|
|5,000x||Empty block validate||11.5||Wh|
|5,000x||Full block validate||22.5||Wh||Running iterations for individual txs was not realistic given the low usage.|
|Derived||Add transaction to block (unvalidated)||0.0153||mWh|
|Derived||Validate transaction in block||0.0147||mWh||Even 100k iterations would still have a 33% margin of error.|
|240 full blocks/hour * 150 transactions/block = 36,000 transactions/hour|
|4.7 mWh/full block forged + 4.5 mWh/full block validated * 100 peer validators = 454.7 mWh/block forged and validated|
|240 full blocks/hour * 454.7 mWh/block total cost = 109 W network usage @ 36,000 tx/hour|