Austrian Energy Group Eyes Blockchain With Vienna Test

Wien Energie, the largest energy supplier in Austria, is testing a range of blockchain use cases in anticipation of rolling out fully-fledged services that might soon incorporate them.

“We are testing blockchain-based services in Vienna’s Viertel Zwei and once we have collected enough experience there, we will develop business models and bring them to the market,” Wien Energie’s chief innovation officer, Astrid Schober, told Reuters.

Those offerings could include electric car stations that are connected via the technology, as well as services around land registry and power supply, among others.

Wien Energie has previously trialed blockchain technology in its commodity trading operations, and Schober indicated that the company does not want to be left behind in the technology’s wake…

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