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Deiner launches the Franklin: digital eDNA token to scale up biodiversity monitoring

Fellow(s): Kristy Deiner

Kristy Deiner's organization SimplexDNA has published the Franklin: Digital eDNA tokens to better preserve life on Earth. The white paper outlines their Proof-of-Life Protocol” for biodiversity tokenisation.

Their announcement states "in order to make biodiversity an investable and reliable asset, we need accurate and continuous measurement at a global scale. Combining web3 and eDNA technology, we propose a solution that allows the decoupling of payments for data generation and payments for data use, thereby creating the foundation for a new financial ecosystem based on nature."

The Franklin aims to "build an impactful tool that enables the global community to bend the curve on biodiversity loss." They encourage feedback and are keep to find partnerships for piloting aspects of the program. 

Learn more in their blog and white paper