Learning by doing: Solving the Tragedy of the Commons one Meal at a time

January 17, 2023

As a part of our project, Food Futures offers a community cryptocurrency in the form of blockchain Foodprint tokens. These tokens are in the Ethereum standard, and are awarded to users of the Food Futures app who have made sustainable meal choices. Over time this community currency system can be expanded so that tokens will serve a utility function to receive donated surplus goods. Since Food Futures is built on the concept of anti-rival value, in specific the externalities produced from sustainable choices, the Foodprint token itself is anti-rival. Tokens serve to indelibly and permanently recognize individuals’ contributions toward achieving lower GHG emissions.

As a part of our project, Food Futures offers a community cryptocurrency in the form of blockchain Foodprint tokens.

These tokens are in the Ethereum standard, and are awarded to users of the Food Futures app who have made sustainable meal choices.  Over time this community currency system can be expanded so that tokens will serve a utility function to receive donated surplus goods.  Since Food Futures is built on the concept of anti-rival value, in specific the externalities produced from sustainable choices, the Foodprint token itself is anti-rival.  This means there is not a limited total supply.  Tokens are minted when positive externalities are measured and recorded.  Tokens serve to indelibly and permanently recognize individuals’ contributions toward achieving lower GHG emissions. 

The source of this news is from Aalto University

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