Rolf Skar (Special Projects Manager, Greenpeace USA) and Daniel Hwang (Co-founder, Validator Commons and BICOWG) discuss the intersection of climate change and crypto, particularly Greenpeace’s Change the Code campaign. 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.
0:09 – Episode overview
2:17 – Rolf Skar introduction and Greenpeace’s mission
4:39 – Daniel Hwang introduction
6:54 – Greenpeace’s history with energy-intensive crypto
8:24 – The Change the Code Coalition
12:32 – Why changing Bitcoin’s code might be feasible
15:49 – What changing the code would entail
19:27 – What self-interested incentives are needed in order to change the code
24:49 – How institutions with climate commitments address Bitcoin investments
26:19 – The Blockchain Infrastructure Working Group
28:57 – Rolf’s impression of the Web3 community
31:37 – Closing remarks
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