First-Ever Off-Grid Solar-Powered Crypto Payment Happens With Burst’s Blockchain
A recent report published by The Next Web revealed that a group of developers found their way around transacting cryptocurrencies with the use of shortwave radios and blockchain technology. While the use of radios is not so new, having performed the transaction off-grid makes it most unique to date.
As per the claims made, the entire process consists of a portable hard drive, a solar battery pack, a shortwave radio and an open-source cryptocurrency dubbed Burst for testing purposes. Of the group of developers is Daniel Jones, who also played a major role in the setup. Since the completion of the test run, Jones tweeted out the achievement, stating the following:
— "Daniel Jones" (@nixops) September 16, 2018
Jones did his best in informing followers about the accomplishment. As quoted by the developer himself, he,
“sent a signed transaction over amateur radio, after syncing a few blocks”.
With a lot of curiosity around the tests made, Jones revealed that a detailed post will be made available for everyone to better understand every spec shortly.
In order to attempt what the group of devs have, a radio operator’s license is required, which means that there are a lot of legal and technical matters to understand and abide by. Based on The Next Web’s reporting, the off-grid method is not only suitable for crypto transacting, but also comes in handy for exchanging digital information in the safest and well-protected way possible.
To further add on its usefulness, it seems like the practicality behind the project is present, as the use of off-grid methods combined with other “predetermined verification methods” can be enforced in assessing and understanding natural disasters and aiding said victims.