A sustainable smart contract for our natural world.

Primer

Read our 3 page summary of GainForest's continuous funding model

Abstract
GainForest releases funds to reward sustainable stewardship and works together with local communities to help transparently measure and report their restoration and conservation progress.

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Whitepaper

GainForest’s mission is to catalyze impactful community-based
nature conservation by incentivizing friction-free sustainable financing through trust-enhancing technology.

GainForest envisions a world where modern technology unlocks unprecedented stakeholder engagement for local communities
through radical transparency and automated trust.

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Why intelligent monitoring?

🛰️ We cannot preserve what we cannot measure. There is an urgent need to understand the location, health and ecological value of nature and biodiversity, and ensure these metrics are reflected in policy, finance, and decision-making.

Current methods for monitoring, reporting and verification (MRV) of community-provided ecosystem services are mostly based on on-ground inspection which is too expensive (USD 20-30k), delayed (up to two years), corruptible and biased.

Artificial intelligence can play a significant role in responding to this critical call for action and can accelerate the conservation and sustainable use of our natural world. We have developed and are working together with platforms that leverage intelligent algorithms to provide ecological insights and track sustainable stewardship around the world.

Why cryptocurrency?

✅ Five reasons.

1. Low transaction fees. Transaction fees for tokens on Ethereum are around 0.30 USD for an arbitrary transaction amount of money.

2. Instant processing time. The transaction fees determine the speed of processing, enabling funds to be transferred usually between 30seconds to 1 hour.

3. Decentralisation and inclusion. Cryptocurrencies are decentralised and therefore censorship resistant. Users have full control of their respective funds and only require an internet connection to manage and receive funds.

4. Radical transparency. Every transaction is immutable and visibly recorded on a public ledger. There are no hidden fees and smart contracts can provable enforce that donations are only released when a certain impact has been verified.

5. Supercharging donations. Unused funds earn real-time interest, enabling donors to maximise their impact at any given point in time. Local communities have new ways and incentives of raising donations such as selling NFTs, governance tokens etc.

Learn more about it in our whitepaper.

Hm, what is a 'smart contract'?

📝 A smart contract is a self-executing contract with the terms of the agreement between buyer and seller being directly written into lines of code. If certain conditions are true (e.g. we can computationally measure that you preserve forest area above a certain threshold), then the smart contract will automatically execute the agreed upon transaction without the need of a potentially biased third-party. This provides trust, transparency and full auditability.

Wait but aren't blockchains environmentally unfriendly?

♻️ As in many cases, first generation technologies are energy inefficient. In blockchain, proof-of-work consensus currently requires a lot of electricity power. However GainForest NFTrees are more environmental friendlier in the long term than normal NFTs as conservation projects receive a continuous stewardship fee from their holders. That means, that projects don't have to mine new NFTs which would cost a lot of electricity.

In the near future, proof-of-stake and more modern consensus algorithms (second generation) will drastically reduce the environmental impact and make the system much more sustainable. We focus our development of GainForest on systems with a clear path to proof-of-stake or similar.

I work in nature conservation/restoration. How can I join?

🌱 We would love to have you join us and learn all about how we can support your project! Please send us an email or get in touch through our social media channels. Our team will schedule a call with you and start the onboarding process.

I'm an investor. How can I participate?

📈 For now, send us an email. If you can wait a little, we are about to release the marketplace this summer! We will then connect you with one of our pilot projects and send you governance tokens as certification that you have donated or invested into our projects.

Are you issuing governance tokens?

👍 Yes, GainForest will issue governance tokens that allow token holders to vote on parameters in the GainForest smart contract system. We will open a private token sale in the near future and go public as next step. Please get in touch if you want to learn more.

Are you issuing NFTs?

🎨 Yes, GainForest will issue NFTree continuous funding tokens as a way for partner organisations to earn funding. NFTrees are non-fungible tokens (NFT) with a little twist (more in the whitepaper) that can be auctioned in Ethereum marketplaces. Profits from sales are channeled to the issuing partner projects. If you want to raise funds for conservation/restoration with your own NFTree, get in touch with us! 

Ok, how do you earn money?

☘️ 100% of your donations go to conservation projects. Parked donations however raise interests through the decentralized fund which is used to finance GainForest. This money is governed by governance token holders to make sure the platform is sustainable.

This is so cool. Can I send you an email?

📨 Sure thing, email us at team@gainforest.net

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