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Joining a cross-sector consortium (Hyperledger project) with the aim of defining a de facto, interoperable standard with members of the consortium.
Investment in start-ups active in the blockchain field, either through venture capital subsidary companies or directly, with the aim of gaining expertise and/or consolidating a technological partnership.
Launch of a partnership with companies in the blockchain field (such as Ripple), to speed up knowledge acquisition and launch collaborative experiments.
Establishment of research labs/working groups for developing proprietary solutions in the blockchain field, such as money transfer platforms or private ledgers.
Blockchain platform can act as supporting infrastructure enabling P2P energy trades among distributed energy producers.
Smart contract and micropayment solutions are promising technologies for leveraging micro-charge applications for electric vehicles.
As holds for Trade finance processes, blockchain application could affect energy commodity trading as well, by disintermediating and streamlining trade processes.
IoT (Internet of Things): things rely on the use of the Blockchain technology to manage the authentication and integrity of messaging between themselves, in order to guarantee the use of a safe and reliable IoT network.
SDN Security: the rise of Software-Defined Networks means that there are new ways for hackers to enter a network or system. Securechain is the solution that introduces security gateway into SDN, whilst creating a forensically auditable and unchangeable log of events. Securechain is built on the Ethereum Blockchain.
Digital asset & Risk Management: decentralized information layers enable interoperable management for trading and post trading activities, which are typically related to financial assets lifecycle. In particular, Smart Bond maps a meaningful scenario in terms of process automation and dematerialization opportunities.
One of the architects of the peer-to-peer energy trading platform behind the world-leading Brooklyn Microgrid in the US has set up an office in New South Wales, with plans to trial its “TransActive Grid” technology in Australia.
Digitalisation is changing the entire economy, including the energy sector (Article available in German only).
Solar technology and battery storage are important. But what has been missing is a technology on which to organize, co-ordinate and secure a true peer-to-peer power grid.