Future matters

An impact-tech platform for sustainable investing and direct carbon credits purchasing

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What we do

Vlinder means ​butterfly in Dutch. We believe in the butterfly effect of a small change in a connected world. Vlinder is an impact tech platform that empowers people and companies to act on climate change. Our mission is to be offsetting the combined CO2 footprint of Austria and Switzerland — 120 million tonnes of CO2 every year.

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Exchange

The Vlinder Exchange is a marketplace to purchase carbon credits and to invest in forest restoration and conservation projects. No intermediaries: Invest in projects directly and buy carbon credits from them. The trading process is totally transparent: Set the price you are ready to buy or sell at. Orders are executed at the best possible price.

For companies
  • Marketplace for carbon credits and tokenized offset projects
  • Batch auction with binding orders
  • Offset-on-demand
For projects
  • Carbon credits pooling
  • Price benchmarks (indices)
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Tokens

Investing in sustainable projects and buying carbon credits should be simple and accessible to everyone. With blockchain-based tokens, you can now buy and sell your green investments anytime. Sustainable project tokens that you invest in generate carbon credits which then can be sold on the Vlinder Exchange or used for an offset.

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Project tokens
  • Participation certificate (security token)
  • Carbon credits dividends
  • Access to market liquidity
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Carbon tokens
  • Offset on demand service (utility token)
  • Сarbon credits of similar quality
  • Access to market liquidity

Carbon credits

Carbon credits are available for direct purchase on the Vlinder Exchange. You can earn on carbon credits: The demand is constantly growing. Or you may use carbon credits to offset your footprint and get an offset certificate from the official carbon credits registry.

What is a carbon credit?
A tradable certificate representing the right to emit 1 tonne of carbon dioxide or the equivalent amount of a different greenhouse gas
Where do carbon credits come from?
Projects that reduce carbon dioxide emissions receive carbon credits from internationally recognised verification organizations
Who sells carbon credits at Vlinder?
Сertified sustainable projects that we have audited sell their carbon credits at our Exchange with no intermediaries

Application

The Vlinder mobile app is a vault for your assets. You will be using the app to confirm your trades on the Vlinder Exchange. It is an easy and secure way to control your operations: Vlinder has no access to your assets and money at any time.


Manage green digital assets
Authorize exchange operations
Offset on demand
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Impact Projects

To meet our goal of mitigating 120 million t CO2 annually, we initiate and implement sustainable projects which help reduce global carbon emissions.

Our first project

Vlinder Myanmar Blue Carbon project aims at reforestation and restoration of degraded mangrove coastal areas in Myanmar.

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Who we are

Team
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We are economists and environmentalists, engineers and data analysts of 5 nationalities. We trust each other and enjoy working together.

We believe that most people care about the planet - we all like clean water and green grass, we enjoy fresh air and want our kids to grow in a healthy environment. Good people need a bit of help and encouragement to do more.

We founded Vlinder because we see engineering and technology as the modern magic that could help bridging the gap between green intention and green action. Everyone's effort matters and if we join forces we can have an impact on a planetary scale.

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Dr. Sergey Ivliev
Vision
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Alexander Spuller
Impact
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Rudolf Hilti
Growth
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Dr. Irina Fedorenko
Carbon
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Igor Samokhin
Product
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Alan Laubsch
Nature
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Oleg Zhelenkov
Technology
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Lena Mechenkova
Communications
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Christian Svoboda
Finance
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Dr. Yulia Mizgireva
Research

FAQ

Carbon dioxide absorbs heat emitted from our planet’s surface, keeping it from escaping out to space. The more CO2 in the atmosphere the warmer the Earth. Today the level of CO2 is higher than at any time in human history. Scientists agree that Earth’s average surface temperature has already increased by about 1 C since the 1880s.
All of our consumption, production and transportation pump carbon dioxide into the atmosphere. A carbon footprint is the sum of all emissions of CO2 caused by a person’s or an organization’s activities in a certain time frame.
When you buy a carbon offset you fund a project which helps the environment by lowering or reducing carbon emissions. Carbon offset is measured in tonnes. One tonne of carbon offset represents the avoidance or removal of one tonne of CO2 emissions.
A carbon credit is a tradable certificate representing the right to emit 1 tonne of carbon dioxide or the equivalent amount of a different greenhouse gas.
Blue carbon is the term for carbon captured by the world’s ocean and coastal ecosystems. Coastal wetlands, including mangroves and seagrasses, sequester and store significant amounts of carbon - 50% of the total carbon is stored in ocean sediments.
Voluntary carbon market enables private investors, organizations, and businesses to voluntarily purchase carbon credits to offset their emissions. Companies that are unable to reduce their emissions can purchase carbon offsets from verified suppliers to offset their carbon footprint. The revenues collected are used to finance carbon reduction projects.
In voluntary markets, projects that reduce carbon emissions apply to receive carbon credits: They can register with one of several carbon offset standards, get certified and receive carbon credits.
Officially certified sustainable projects that we have carefully audited sell their carbon credits at the Vlinder Exchange directly, with no intermediaries.
You can invest in carbon credits: The demand is constantly growing. Or you may use carbon credits to offset your footprint and get an offset certificate from the official carbon credits registry.
We would like to make buying carbon credits more efficient and transparent so that buyers and sellers could avoid paying large broker and reseller markups and commissions and could see how the price is formed. A possible way to solve this problem is to decentralize the process and to provide a platform where buyers and sellers could negotiate directly, without any intermediaries. Blockchain allows us to build such a decentralized trading platform. We chose the blockchain technology to simplify and speed up the procedure of buying carbon credits and offsetting. Buyers and sellers store their assets themselves and can track each transaction on the Vlinder exchange.
A smart-contract is a blockchain transaction protocol which automatically executes, controls or documents legally relevant events and actions according to the terms of an agreement. The objectives of smart-contracts are to reduce the need for trusted intermediators, arbitrations and enforcement costs, fraud losses, malicious and accidental exceptions.
ERC-20 is a common standard for creating tokens on the Ethereum blockchain. It defines a set of rules that apply to all ERC-20 tokens and allow them to interact seamlessly with one another.