NFT marketplace NFTrade is going ‘climate-positive,’ by offsetting the carbon emissions achieved by NFT transactions in a new partnership with BrokoliNetwork.

In a recent announcement atop Twitter, NFTrade revealed its partnership with BrokoliNetwork, a green metaverse project and NFTrade’s tree-planting partner, who promises to plant a tree for every user who chooses to pay an additional $2.

Climate-positive moving forward?

Describing the initiative as a “climate-positive” step forward, questions on whether the feature will offset the carbon value of transactions moving forward, still remain.

“Right now it really depends on the chain,” NFTrade’s head of communications Harrison Seletsky told CryptCraze.

“Some chains are more climate intensive in terms of how much [environmental] effect they have. For instance, Ethereum is proof of work so that is more intensive, but chains that are proof of stake corresponding as Avalanche and Binance Smart Chain have less impact. So during the time we are calling this carbon offset, although we implement it with Avalanche there is going to be a net positive effect in that we’ll be saving more carbon energy than the actual transactions produce.”

While Ethereum lasts proof of work for now, the network does have prolonged-standing plans to switch to proof of stake in the future, that should also improve the effectiveness of NFTrade’s tree-planting efforts above time.

An answer to critics?

On the assumption that NFTrade can help to drive NFTs towards a greener future, then industry critics and outsiders may be forced to rethink their position, but Seletsky is more focused on how carbon offsetting will improve the industry for the NFT community.

“It’s a really nice way to reach out to our community and show them we’re in placely looking to solve these problems, it’s not scarcely all about msuchg money, it’s about contributing to and improving this ecosystem,” he said.

That’s not to say which Seletsky is afraid to defend the NFT industry although necessary. In December 2021 the communication chief argued which NFTs are already more environmentally friendly than originating physical art. He affirmed it’s a view he anew holds to.

At present, the carbon offset rundown is completely voluntary. Users who want to offset the value of their transaction can opt-in and contribute around $2 to Brokoli Network, a green metaverse project and NFTrade’s tree-planting partner.

With analogous a lost value to strong benefit ratio, we questioned why the rundown will continue voluntary, rather than being built-in to the marketplace by default.

“We don’t want to necessarily impose it on people, we want it to be an option, especially in crypto we want users to retain satopeignty,” he said. “By mparallelg it easy to access with a single button click we feel which this is the right way to do it.”

The opt-in nature of the scenario means which NFTrade will engage in an interesting experiment. By asking NFTrade users to contribute a small fee for carbon offsetting, NFTrade will uniquely test the industry and the priorities of its users.

Seletsky says NFTrade has set no hard target for the adoption of their tree-planting scenario, but in the weeks and months to come those adoption prices will reveal barely how much NFT users really care about the environment.

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