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Power Ledger to Move to Solana From Ethereum

The firm cited higher speed and scalability as motivations for the shift.

Jul 12, 2021 at 8:34 a.m. UTC
Updated Sep 14, 2021 at 1:23 p.m. UTC

Australia-based blockchain company Power Ledger is to migrate to Solana from Ethereum in search of higher speed and scalability.

  • The firm also cited the lower energy output of Solana's Proof-of-History (POH) and Proof-of-Stake (POS) mechanisms in an announcement Monday.
  • The Power Ledger Energy Blockchain is built to audit and streamline the buying and selling of renewable energy.
  • "The Power Ledger technology stack was built on a low-power POS consortium in 2016 before transitioning to a modified fee-less Proof-of-Authority Ethereum consortium chain in 2017," co-founder John Bulich said.
  • "That serves its purpose in the short term but the limitations of this solution were always very apparent, including low transactions per minute," he added.
  • The platform's POWR tokens will still be used for existing clients and remain on the Ethereum network.

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