The Tara Expeditions Foundation wanted to raise awareness for their cause and ignite a conversation about the state of our oceans and the difficulty of financing ocean research. We needed an innovative idea that would cut through social media. With Ocean Miner, we created a technology that uses the power of the ocean and blockchain to raise money. 

A custom water turbine converts kinetic energy into electricity to power a computer (bitcoin miner) placed in a box on the shore. The computer’s graphic cards are then mining bitcoins which is reinvested in ocean research. 

This new kind of fundraiser powered by the blockchain helped to reach innovators and crypto enthusiast, showing alternative way to raise money, and inspired the public to donate to a lesser known charity organization. Ocean miners can be easily built with old computers. Hardware and software are open-sourced for everyone to create their own.