Matthew Stotts (Cerulean Ventures) and Brendan O’Connell (Patch) explore how blockchain technology is revolutionizing the historical inefficiencies of carbon markets. This episode is part of a 3-part series that examines the climate crisis and the role that web3 communities might play in providing solutions.
0:00 Overview of Carbon Markets and Crypto
2:45 Intro to Brendan and Patch
4:02 Intro to Matthew and Cerulean
6:05 What is a carbon credit?
7:25 Who are carbon credits for?
9:00 Voluntary/compliance market recap
10:40 Innovation in the voluntary carbon market
12:00 Why are carbon credits so hard to acquire?
13:34 Inefficiencies in the current OTC markets
14:17 Examples of carbon credit projects
15:15 Why do carbon credit prices vary so widely?
17:00 More on inefficiencies in the current voluntary markets
19:50 How blockchain will impact the supply side of the carbon market
21:35 Are corporate buyers interested in crypto carbon credits?
23:18 Carbon market scams
26:06 Profit margins in the carbon market
32:50 More on how blockchain will impact carbon credit supply
34:36 Closing remarks