Steven Campbell is a renewable energy advocate, computer programming and blockchain consultant who serves as lead technologist and project manager for ElectriCChain, the distributed blockchain backbone of solar energy reward cryptocurrency SolarCoin. He has more than two decades of experience in supply chain, procurement and international businesses, specializing in strategy development and project delivery.
ElectriCChain was launched with the mission of accelerating our transition to a post-scarcity economy by encouraging solar energy to initiate the energy singularity—the transition from fossil fuels to a sustainable, renewable energy economy. The initiative was cofounded by Starlab alumni Nick Gogerty and Christopher Altman with solar advocates Luke Johnson and François Sonnet, with support from the SolarCoin Foundation.
As SolarCoin's blockchain backbone, ElectriCChain records all ledger transactions to the blockchain. The currency functions both as a digital asset and as a solar power production reward. To this end, the project aims to build the foundation for this transition by awarding SolarCoins to solar energy producers—creating the first global, energy-referenced currency to incentivize a planet powered largely by solar energy.
To date, the project has granted more than 8 Million MWh of solar power across 62 countries—enough to power the city of Amsterdam and its residents for a full year.