CoinFund partners with Apex and Nori to move towards a more environmentally conscious web3


CoinFund partners with Apex and Nori to move towards a more environmentally conscious web3

CoinFund has partnered with Apex Group and Nori to offset carbon related to bitcoin usage.

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New York, March 1st, 2022: CoinFund,  a leading web3-focused investment firm, is proud to announce its partnership with emission assessment leader, Apex Group, and transparent carbon removal leader, Nori, to calculate and offset its 2021 bitcoin carbon footprint as part of its active engagement with sustainability efforts across web3.

Working closely with CoinFund, Apex delivered an independent, in-depth assessment of the carbon emissions associated with the firm’s bitcoin exposure by 1) evaluating transactional Bitcoin volume, 2) leveraging Cambridge University geographic hash rate data to assess miner use of renewable energy and 3) calculating the firm’s carbon footprint related to this activity. With this calculation in hand, CoinFund partnered with Nori to physically remove an equivalent amount of emissions from the atmosphere through carbon abatement and sequestration. Nori’s web3 native carbon offset solution enabled CoinFund to pay farmers in Nebraska to use sustainable techniques that promote soil carbon sequestration, as measured by NRTS (Nori Carbon Removal Tonnes).

Speaking on the partnerships, Chris Perkins, president of CoinFund said: “CoinFund is excited to partner with Apex and Nori to pioneer a scientifically based, innovative bitcoin carbon offset program that supports the Crypto Climate Accord. Efforts like this will offer investors more clarity, confidence and choice when evaluating and investing in web3. Environmentally conscious investing is a cultural imperative at CoinFund, and we will continue to prioritize sustainable initiatives to deliver the promise of web3.   ”

Apex follows industry best practice reporting standards and regulations, such as the TCFD, CDP, GHG Protocol, SFDR, DEFRA, EPA and more, to understand and quantify each client’s carbon footprint. CoinFund and Apex Group are actively benchmarking CoinFund’s performance versus the rest of the sector, international standards, and their own evolution over time. CoinFund knows that scaling these efforts is essential and, with its commitment to the Crypto Climate Accord, hopes to lay out pathways for its portfolio companies and the greater web3 community to engage meaningfully with environmentally conscious partners with the aim to move towards 1​​00% renewably-powered blockchains by 2025.

Speaking on the alliance, Alexsandra Guerra, Director at Nori said: “We’re delighted to be partnering with CoinFund to remove their carbon emissions. What Nori is building is a global marketplace for transparent and credible carbon removal offsets that are only counted once. CoinFund is sending a signal that they support climate-restoring carbon removal technology such as regenerative farming, and by doing so is playing a key role in scaling more carbon removal because more farmers will adopt these practices when they see that they can be paid for it in a trusted and verifiable way.”

Will Wilson, Assistant Vice President, Climate Lead, at Apex Group added: “Crypto carbon emissions are emerging at the fore of investor and public consciousness in recent months, with recent events, including the United Nation’s COP26, spotlighting the asset class as an outsized carbon contributor. We are impressed by CoinFund’s demonstrable commitment to being an accountable and sustainable crypto-asset investor and we look forward to continuing our work together and providing a path by which we hope other large crypto investors will follow.”

Speaking on the importance of sustainability efforts in web3, Robert Swan, Polar Explorer and Special Envoy to the Director General of UNESCO noted: “Web3 is a new frontier of sustainability. We are at a turning point where the sustainability decisions we make today can truly impact the future of our planet. I look forward to continuing my engagement in web3 as we lay the foundation for meaningful practices now.”

About CoinFund:

CoinFund is a blockchain-focused investment firm founded in 2015 with the goal of shaping the global transition to digital assets and decentralized finance. The firm invests in venture and liquid opportunities within the blockchain sector with a focus on digital assets, decentralization technologies and key enabling infrastructure. The CoinFund team has studied and supported the development of the blockchain space from the inception of the first decentralized networks. For more information, please visit our website at coinfund.io and follow the firm on Twitter at @coinfund_io

About Apex Group:

Apex Group Ltd., established in Bermuda in 2003, is a global financial services provider. With over 50 offices worldwide and 8,000 employees upon the close of announced acquisitions, Apex delivers an extensive range of services to asset managers, capital markets, private clients and family offices. The Group has continually improved and evolved its capabilities to offer a single-source solution through establishing the broadest range of services in the industry; including fund services, digital onboarding and bank accounts, depositary, custody and super ManCo services, business services including HR and Payroll and a pioneering ESG Ratings and Advisory service for private companies.

www.apexgroup.com

About Nori:

Nori is a blockchain-backed carbon removal marketplace based in Seattle, Washington. Founded in 2017, Nori is on a mission to enable global engagement for mitigating and reversing climate change via carbon removal. Currently, Nori sources carbon removal by supporting farmers adopting regenerative agriculture practices that sequester CO2 from the atmosphere. In the future, Nori will enable various methods of carbon removal. Nori provides transparency and protects against double-counting by minting carbon removal certificates on Ethereum’s blockchain. These certificates are publicly viewable and allow any buyer of carbon removal to directly view and track the status of the project through its lifetime. Nori will be launching it’s NORI token that will be redeemable for one Nori Carbon Removal Tonnes (NRT) in Q2 of 2022. For more information, see https://nori.com/token

About the Crypto Climate Accord:

Crypto Climate Accord: Inspired by the Paris Climate Agreement, the Accord is a private sector-led initiative for the entire crypto community focused on decarbonizing the cryptocurrency industry in record time. For more information, see https://cryptoclimate.org

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