Responsible mining is rewarding

The Sustainable Bitcoin Protocol isn’t just better for the
planet and bitcoin—it’s also better for your bottom line.

Tap into green

Institutional investors are interested in adding bitcoin to their balance sheets, but sustainability concerns are holding back corporate adoption. Investors under Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) mandates are willing to pay a premium to invest in bitcoin with an assurance of sustainable mining practices.

Discover how the protocol works

Step 1

Miners powered by clean or renewable energy apply to the Sustainable Bitcoin Protocol (SBP) for certification
Step 2

Once approved, SBP adds the miner to the Verified Green Miner registry
Step 3

When a green miner wins a block reward, SBS assigns a Sustainable Bitcoin Certificate (SBC) for every bitcoin mined
Step 4

Miners can sell SBCs to institutional investors under ESG mandates at a premium 


How does a bitcoin miner get financially rewarded for using verified clean energy?

Once issued, SBCs will exist as a separate instrument, containing the environmental properties of BTC mining.

What does SBP consider “Renewable” or “Clean Energy”? 

SBP will always consult our governance stakeholders, inclusive of some of the world’s top Climate scientists and NGOs to answer this question. That said, the best science today dictates that hydro, solar, wind, and waste methane, are clean sources of energy for Bitcoin mining.

How do you measure waste natural gas consumption from partner mines?

Each miner will report their energy consumption and renewable energy usage in an audit conducted by a third party verification organization. These miners will then send the information to SBP, where the data will be recorded.

Discover your role in the future of
sustainable bitcoin.

Participate in the SBP pilot.

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