March 10, 2021
Razor Network, a leading decentralized oracle platform, has partnered with Ambee to provide accurate and reliable environmental data to blockchain applications and users. With this association, Razor Network will be compatible with high-resolution data from Ambee and will support APIs for air quality, weather, pollen, fire, soil, water vapor and more.
This partnership will help developers on leading blockchain platforms use Ambee’s environmental data via Razor Network’s decentralized oracles to develop a range of applications that apply blockchain to deepen problem-solving for businesses that are affected by environmental factors and climate change.
Currently, data related to hazardous fluctuations in the environment are not verifiable, publicly available, tamper-proof and most importantly, scalable. This is where Razor Network’s decentralized oracles will play a pivotal role in providing robust, trustworthy and reliable environmental data for industries, authorities, citizens and researchers across the globe. Startups in DeFi, insurance and other environmental blockchain startups will be able to use this verified data available on the Razor Network.
Ambee uses a multimodal approach to monitor air quality at a street-by-street level. In addition to government sensor data, proprietary IoT sensors and open-source data, Ambee uses satellite imagery and weather and meteorological data to measure air quality. Ambee’s proprietary algorithms carefully factor in human activities like garbage burning, vehicular traffic, construction and industrial emissions, which play a major role in pollution, GHG emissions and other hyperlocal environmental factors.
Razor’s oracle network is blockchain agnostic, which enables Razor’s solution to be used by developers irrespective of their platform of choice. Razor offers maximum game theoretical security and a completely decentralized infrastructure, which makes Razor’s oracle network superior to all conventional centralized solutions.
Solving a seven million deaths per year problem
A report by the World Health Organization indicates that air pollution kills an estimated seven million people worldwide. Air pollution is at the epicenter of climate change, and tackling it has been a massive challenge for citizens, businesses and governments across the world. The lack of real-time environmental data can lead to major health risks, as well as economic loss. This is where Ambee’s environmental intelligence data plays a pivotal role in providing real-time air quality insights that can help with data-driven decision-making.
Incorporating environmental data in blockchain applications addresses multiple environmental challenges and helps fight climate change. It can be used to ensure transparency in claims made by companies on environmental impact, make supply chains more transparent and encourage citizens through financial rewards to adopt environmentally-friendly practices. It can also help understand the primary causes behind increases in temperature, and track emission of greenhouse gases at a post-code level. In addition to this, in the field of agriculture, weather and soil data can be used for forecasting yield, better crop management and measuring risks associated with extreme weather conditions.
Hrishikesh Huilgolkar, CEO of Razor Oracle Network, said,
“Razor’s integration with Ambee API will be a foundation to help blockchain developers access secure and verified environmental intelligence data. This will address the problems of data reliability that exist in pollution monitoring, and it will help developers to use this data to create applications that can be used by major Industries, government agencies and healthcare companies worldwide.”
Commenting on the partnership, Madhusudan Anand, CTO and co-founder at Ambee, said,
“One of the ways to address key environmental issues is by bringing in behavioral change among people. We are happy to partner with Razor Network to make our environmental data available on blockchain. It can help in finding solutions for pressing environmental problems. Blockchain developers can now use our hyperlocal real-time air quality data for building financial products like crop insurance, risk assessment, ESG and climate-related financial instruments.”
About Razor Network
Razor Network is a completely decentralized oracle network for decentralized finance and other distributed applications and services. Razor avoids any weakness associated with conventional centralized oracle networks, and is secured by a highly efficient Proof of Stake network which punishes misbehaving nodes through a strict slashing mechanism. Razor has already partnered with some of the leading players of the blockchain industry, including Matic Network, SKALE Network, Persistence, Mantra DAO and OpenDeFi. Their headquarters are located in Singapore.
Ambee is an environmental intelligence startup that measures, processes and analyzes hyperlocal air quality data in real-time. Using AI and IoT, Ambee provides location-specific, real-time air quality data and actionable insights to businesses and consumers to mitigate the effects of air pollution. Ambee was started with an aim to provide access to environmental data and tools that enable a better living experience.