Digital Assets
Research Institute

Est. 2022

Quantifying the environmental and social impact of Bitcoin using data

New Zealand

Est 2022


The Perfect Customer

Bitcoin mining, with its flexibility to operate anywhere, without any need for grid connection, immediately becomes a valuable customer for renewable projects, ensuring their economic feasibility from day one.

Simultaneously, while harnessing methane for Bitcoin mining, a financial incentive emerges for emitters to capture this potent gas that is 84x more warming than CO2. In doing so, Bitcoin mining addresses two pivotal environmental challenges.

Grid Balancing

The Unsung Hero
of Grid Stability

Bitcoin mining acts as a crucial grid balancer, supporting intermittent renewable energy sources. It enhances the economic viability of renewable projects, reduces energy wastage in surplus regions, and offers flexibility to stabilize energy prices.


Empowering the

Bitcoin offers the potential to provide financial freedom for over 4 billion individuals in authoritarian regions. It presents an opportunity for empowerment, with the capability to grant financial autonomy to women, including 15 million in Afghanistan, and reach marginalized communities from refugees to those in remote areas.

The Science Hub

Explore the science hub

Delve into our extensive collection of external articles, research, and podcasts focused on Bitcoin environmental and social sustainability research. Equip yourself with the latest findings, expert analyses, and thought-provoking discussions that shed light on Bitcoin's impact on our planet. Stay at the forefront of knowledge in this critical and evolving field.