HyperTally by HyperTally - Enables on-chain validation, monitoring, data analysis, and computer vision analysis of geo-referenced carbon projects

Project Name : HyperTally
Project Track : Eco-Friendly
Team Name : HyperTally
Team Member(s) : 4, all of us PhD Candidates from 3 continents namely Africa, Asia and Europe.
DoraHacks URL : DoraHacks
Smart Contract : BTTC-Donau
GitHub Repo : [GitHub Repo](GitHub - Hyper-Tally/HyperTally: Enabling on-chain validation, monitoring, data analysis, and computer vision analysis of geo-referenced carbon projects.

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Project Info :

HyperTally - Enables on-chain validation, monitoring, data analysis, and computer vision analysis of geo-referenced carbon projects.


HyperTally was created inspired by Pachama. Pachama is a company that trains Machine Learning models to analyze satellite data and assess the quality of nature-based carbon credits. We set out to create a solution that enables on-chain validation, monitoring, data analysis, and computer vision analysis of geo-referenced carbon projects using Chainlink oracles, IPFT NFT Storage, Bacalhau, and Tron’s BTTC as the main technologies.

Problem we are solving

Estimating how much carbon is stored by nature-based carbon projects is expensive, time-consuming, and relies heavily on centralized certification standards and third-party validation entities. Additionally, due to the high costs and resources required, project validation happens on a per-project basis, and very few projects can assess the scale of their impact on a larger eco-region and how other externalities like weather, global economic trends, and commodity prices affect the future of carbon projects.
Carbon tokens on-chain are a great innovation. Along with other solutions like the carbon pools and the open registries, create a new exciting design space for financial products and applications that could bring more transparency, traceability, and adoption to Carbon Markets. However, Carbon tokens are derived from traditional Carbon Credit certification and validation processes, therefore subject to its challenges.

What it does

**Hypertally lets any stakeholder in a nature-based carbon project report the ecological state of a geo-referenced site.
Hypertally harnesses Project Bacalhau to run computing analysis with satellite and sensor data, and estimate the ecological state and potential impact of forest projects, Hypertally aims to help communities, individuals, and institutions fund, launch, and monitor high-quality forest projects.

Additionally, Hypertally supports existing CO2 tokens from Toucan Protocol, with our solution we could enrich the metadata of CO2 tokens with coordinates and continuous status updates.
With hypertally, centralized certification entities could reduce the cost of project validation.
Project Developers could assess the impact of their project and estimate how much carbon their projects will capture.
Investors could study the health of a project and make informed investment decisions.
Researchers can have access to an incentivized environment that aggregates different data streams related to carbon projects so they can add value to communities and project developers in need of deeper analysis and insights.
Finally, Local stakeholders could participate in a network of land stewards supporting the monitoring of the ecological state of nearby projects.**

NB a Polygon is a Carbon Credit certified and validated section of a forest or landmass that has proven carbon captured.

How we built it

Hypertally lets users create dynamic geo-referenced NFTs that represent nature-based carbon projects using coordinates. Users can also bring existing CO2 tokens from Toucan Protocol, and create a wrapper NFT to enrich it with coordinates. The NFT contract calls a Satellite Data API using a Chainlink oracle to get an image of the site that gets stored in the NFTs metadata in IPFS NFT Storage.
Hypertally then, lets anyone participate as a project advocate by reporting the ecological state of a site. Hypertally does this by using an external adapter, a Data Provider Smart Contract on Chainlink, and the Chainlink network to let advocates submit data from Satellite Data APIs, CPI data, and other types of sensor data(LiDAR, Lab Tests, photos, etc). Data inputs are stored in the metadata of the NFT as well.
Additionally, hypertally enables users to take the information from the NFT metadata to run data analysis and computer vision analysis using OpenCV in a Bacalhau instance, returning and updating the ecological state of the forest project.

Challenges we ran into

Writing the smart contract, testing and deploying.

Accomplishments that we’re proud of

Firstly, Writing the smart contract, testing and deploying.
Bringing real carbon tokens from Toucan Protocol into the project. We believe a tool like hypertally can enrich these tokens with coordinates and geo-referenced data, and augment their potential for impact and adoption. However, we didn’t have enough time to build a proper solution to bridge the actual tokens.

What we learned

Decentralization is far more transparent and easier to automate than centralized systems which can harness AI and Machine Learning to run even more interesting analyses using the data in hypertally and other sources like oracles.

What’s next for hypertally

Deploying on mainnet as a protocol. We will be eager to explore how incentives, governance, and staking models can leverage the solution we prototyped to create a network of nature-based project advocates. Seeking further investment. There’s lots of work to be done and we are happy we got this idea this far into a prototype to almost a MVP.

Built With

  1. agromonitoring
  2. bacalhau
  3. chainlink
  4. solidity
  5. python
  6. openzeppelin
  7. uma
  8. BTTC
  9. web3js
  10. docker
  11. opencv


Akandoh Kwabana Mintah

Video Review


Welcome to Grand hackathon season 4, wishing you all the best :handshake:


Thanks @Nweke-nature1.com for the love.


Bienvenido a este S4, suerte con su proyecto


Welcome to Season 4! I have a question on my mind. Did you send the project late or is there a system error?
Wishing you all the best!


You are welcome to Hackatron S4
Wishing you all the best.

Akandoh Kwabena Mintah Welcome bro🤝


Welcome to this new Hackathon, I wish you luck in your project


@antonio Gracias por los deseos.


Welcome to Hackathon Season 4! All the best!


Welcome to Season 4, goodluck


Very detailed project, loved it. Good luck in season4


Thanks @Prince-Onscolo for that love bro.


Thanks @rod1232313 for the wishes and support.


Thank you @JamWiener, please vote when the time is right.


Thanks @manfred_jr looking forward to it.


The rate at which our forest is depleting is too much, it’s good you’ve come out with such invention to monitor CO2, it has come at the right time. Wishing all the best…


I love your profile name @TreeSaver
Thanks for the wishes and appreciation for the details, as PhD researchers we will also publish a paper on the HyperTally solution in some environmental and science journals.


@kaarasamuel9 Thanks for the comment and wishes.
You are right, so much deforestation is happening but we hope regenerative finance especially carbon credits will help reduce the problem given the right tools like Hypertally.


Asia, so to speak China specifically has the world’s largest carbon credit market and even the most developed but validation, monitoring, analysis, accrediting and certifying is so centralized and they has never been a decentralized and blockchain based Carbon Credit certification and validation of a forest or landmass that has proven carbon captured like HyperTally does and can have permission-less access by the general public.


You are welcome to Hackatron S4
Wishing you all the best. :person_raising_hand: