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Blossoming of Energy, Part II

This is part 2 in our coverage of Blossom, a St. Louis energy startup, cofounded by Washington University alumni Joe Gardner and Chris Mertens, two tinkerers who want to rethink the current energy business model. We spoke with the two following their partnership announcement with iNeighborhoods to allow city residents to exchange renewable energy. This is part of a smart cities initiative aimed to make urban centers more sustainable, economic viable, and inclusive. They call it: “Smart City Data Exchange – Connecting Neighborhoods Through Energy” Links: https://www.blossom-iot.com/ iNeighborhoods Innovation Districts https://www.eventbrite.com/e/smart-city-data-exchange-connecting-neighborhoods-through-energy-tickets-59248102670# —————– If you like A Bit Cryptic podcast and […]

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Blossoming of Energy, Part I

This is part 1 in our coverage of Blossom, a St. Louis energy startup, cofounded by Washington University alumni Joe Gardner and Chris Mertens, two tinkerers who want to rethink the current energy business model. They also want to restore power and control back to the consumer while preparing society for a renewable energy future. They talk us through: -how not getting the college internships led them to experiment and build smart gadget solutions for businesses and customers. -their fateful meeting with ex-Boeing engineers on an encryption that had broader implications for the exchange of data between sensors, between people, […]

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Power to Puerto Rico

In this segment with Enrique Martinez, he discusses how they’re using blockchain to bring better solar power grids to Puerto Rico. “When I saw the amount of destruction, I saw the need for water, food, the need for basic things, I had to do something. Maybe I can help with solar panel, with electricity” — Enrique Martinez   Follow A Bit Cryptic Podcast: Twitter.com/keepitcryptic Medium.com/@abitcryptic Facebook.com/abitcryptic Instagram.com/keepitcryptic https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCjKP-6Udnyy783selq5CHMw Donation addresses: BTC: 1CsrHFn1VCpjofxRKxw1DQKGVURSxr8yWb ETH: 0xe612032F9AE393017141A5CBA6DFC00428B82cE6 LTC: MMPb9PpgdJvnXaXYynXQ728e4GNtyHGAbu If you like what you heard, please leave us a 5-star review and share the podcast!

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