The world's first carbon credit generating blockchain

CRI is implementing a low-energy, decentralised masternode blockchain that will generate carbon credits certified by a third-party issuing body.

Carbon Reduction Initiative in 2 minutes

Solving Bitcoin's energy problem

The Bitcoin network uses more electricity than about 160 individual countries. A single Bitcoin transaction uses more electricity than an average British household in two months. If nothing is done, its detrimental impact on the climate will continue to increase.

In order to have a significantly beneficial environmental impact, a paradigm shift to less carbon-intensive cryptocurrencies must occur. We aim to embody this change. Each time a transaction will occur on our network in lieu of Bitcoin, carbon credits will be generated.

The Bitcoin network performs around 100 billion billion computations per second. Specialized hardware is needed to stay competitive, and its short lifespan before obsolescence makes the Bitcoin mining activity a huge electronic waste generator. E-waste footprint of a single Bitcoin transaction is equivalent to that of 20,000 VISA transactions.

Our network doesn’t need specialized hardware, and simple servers using low resources make its e-waste footprint insignificant in comparison.

Solving Bitcoin's e-waste problem

World-class project

Cryptocurrency development

Our team includes a world-renowned expert in the development of masternode cryptocurrencies.

Carbon credit methodology

Our methodology is being developed by Strategic Environmental Associates, a world-renowned expert in this very specialized field.


Verra has been engaged in preliminary discussions with us about its world leading voluntary program for the certification of our GHG emission reduction project.

It's not just about electricity and CO2.
It's about people too.

We want to have a positive impact on society. To achieve this, we commit to adopting management best practices and distributing 20% of our revenue from carbon credit sales to achieve our philanthropic objectives: a better environment and a better society.


There will be a monthly project update and financial position statement published each month to show progress and the exact application of project funds.

Environmental Sustainability

We’ll support projects that help reduce carbon emissions around the world, particularly those addressing the cryptocurrency proof-of-work e-waste.

Certification Roadmap

Here’s the roadmap for the development of the first carbon neutral, officially certified cryptocurrency blockchain network producing carbon credits:

  • 2019

    Research and concept development, preparation of Project Idea Note (PIN) for Verra

  • 2019 - 2020 Q1

    Pressure testing and methodology development potential assessment by SEA

  • 2020 Q2

    Develop carbon methodology concept note (CMN)

  • 2020 Q3

    Review by Verra

  • 2020 Q4

    CMN acceptance by Verra

  • 2021 Q1 - 2021 Q2

    Develop carbon methodology

  • 2021 Q3 - 2021 Q4

    Review by Verra and certifier

    Develop project design document (PDD)

  • 2022 Q1

    Audit of PDD

    Certification completed

Be part of the 

Owning a masternode means a significant additional revenue stream from carbon credits generated on our network. This secondary passive income is a first in the world of masternodes.