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Algorand. New project on your network: Planet Watch.

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Algorand announced a new initiative: Planet Watch

An environmental monitoring service that will build the world’s first immutable distributed air quality ledger using Algorand’s technologies and the Internet of Things (IoT).

PlanetWatch will store data collected from air quality sensors in the Algorand block chain, and then reward contributions to the ecosystem by distributing the PLANET token (a utility token) to sensor owners

The World Bank recently cited air pollution as the fourth largest health risk in the world, so monitoring air quality is a global challenge for governments. Current air quality monitoring methods are inadequate because there are no real-time data reports, leading to delays in detecting pollution spikes and failure to send timely warnings to populations at risk.

PlanetWatch is developing a global network of air quality sensors and environmentally conscious people who install air quality sensors outside their homes or wear sensors while commuting or driving to work, with the goal of validating, filtering and displaying data on the internet and through a real-time mobile application.

The validated data will be transcribed into the Algorand block chain to create an immutable air quality repository accessible to all participants. Sensor owners will receive PLANET tokens in exchange for contributing air quality data to the repository.

PlanetWatch is the first block chain company to join the partnership program derived from CERN, the world’s largest fundamental physics laboratory, in a continuing effort to improve global air quality monitoring and thus contribute to solving the public health challenge of air pollution that affects millions.

Planetwatch will use the C2MON data acquisition framework developed at CERN and will soon join CERN Innogex’s French technology business incubation center in France

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