An interesting Supernode Candidate called ELAForestNode has popped up, run by Michael Boes (@Brobo1) and Giel Boes.  The node will be located in the Netherlands, run through AWS, and their reward structure and mission is what makes them particularly unique.

The two brothers that are Elastos Enthusiasts, and they have a mission to plant over 1 million trees by 2025.  Giel is a social IT entrepreneur and ambassador of, and they’ve already planted 39,000 trees.

They state, “We all love Elastos, and I think we can all agree that one of Elastos’ greatest features is in its security by merge mining with Bitcoin’s proof of work (PoW) blockchain. PoW has many advantages, but as we all know, the great disadvantage of PoW is that it consumes alot of electricty, which has an indirect impact on climate change, and thereby on all of our lives.

“The science is clear. Climate change is real. Climate change is happening now. Climate change requires immediate and ambitious action to prevent the worst effects it can have on people and wildlife all over the world.

“Elaforestnode is partnering with WeForest in order to start our own foundation. It is our primary objective to secure the Elastos network. Our secondary objective is to plant as many trees as possible on a global scale.

“A percentage (t.b.a.) of voting rewards will go towards ecological development. For now, our focus is on planting trees. In the future we’ll look into other options as well, e.g. ocean cleanup or wildlife preservation.”

It is clear in the vision of Rong Chen that his first goal is to serve mankind.  It is our believe that just as the underlying vision of Elastos is to create a better system for mankind, so in Rong’s spirit should we educate ourselves and vote to support the community, and thus the entire world, in sustainable ways.  This supernode candidate seems intent on “countering” the cost of PoW with proactive, real-world strategies.

You can contact the brothers at:


Website: (under construction)




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