Blockchain Landscape Austria

The Austrian Blockchain Landscape: An overview on companies, platforms & institutions leading the development of Blockchain technology in Austria.

Release Date:
June 2019
Release version:
2.1 27.6.2019

Release information

The Austrian Blockchain Landscape was initially created in January 2018 by enliteAI and CryptoRobby.
This updated version v2.1 includes 20 new organizations and projects with a total of 130.
Newly added companies & institutions are marked with “v2.1” for easier identification in the text below the infographic.

What´s new:

Blockchain Austria, the very active initiative to boost blockchain technology and knowledge

New Startups entered the scene:

  • eloop.to is a e-Car sharing startup, cars are tokenised on the 0bsnetwork.com blockchain
  • element36 combines banks with bank accounts. The company is located in Switzerland with an Austrian founder and team and a branch in Austria.
  • gridsingularity is a very active energy blockchain startup with Austrian founders and the company located in Vienna.
  • helpar is a help-desk blockchain project and startup with the intention to build a world wide technical help-desk with reward token
  • Linx4 provides blockchain based services for banking and insurance. The idea is to receive trustworthy real-time information about machines and production parks.
  • Jaroona creates automated, distributed cybersecurity guardian with the power to protect entire blockchains, DAPPs and personal assets and data.
  • Cobra, autowhale, Trever and iQCashNow are providing services for brokering, trading, market making and liquidity providing.
  • Cryptix offers a new payment token for retail businesses.
  • Scytale Ventures is the first Austrian Venture Capital Fonds in Austria.
  • Blackmanta Capital offers tokenisation services for enterprises and startups, it has a branch in Austria.

New law firms are Binder Grösswang Rechtsanwälte, Wolf Theiss, Lansky Ganzger & Partner which are providing legal consulting around blockchain

New companies developing software: 4yu.at and Block42

Two large corporations with new Blockchain applications: Lenzing AG and Erste Group

At enliteAI we are developing a market intelligence platform, based on artificial intelligence, with the aim to automatically map innovation ecosystems.
What better topic to put this solution to use than blockchain: THE defining topic of our time.

With kind support of Robby Schwertner (CryptoRobby.com), a Vienna-based independent blockchain consultant and social media influencer, we put together the first Austrian Blockchain landscape and update it on regular basis

The landscape includes start-ups, accelerators and universities - as well as a large number of public institutions, initiatives, events and communities. We take this strong backing as a promising sign that the Austrian Blockchain landscape goes well beyond adopting new technology, but is also discussed in a wider societal context.

Newly added companies & institutions are marked with “v2.1” for easier identification in the text below the infographic.

Disclaimer: We are not involved with any of the companies and organizations listed in this landscape.

You’re welcome to reuse the infographic below as long as the content remains unmodified, in full and proper reference to the source is mentioned.

Would you like your company or institution to be included in future updates?  Simply send us an email to blockchain@enlite.ai, we’re happy to keep track of your request.

Key Findings of 2019, Outlook on 2020

  • We see several Security Token offerings being prepared behind the scenes which will be launched later in 2019 and 2020.
  • With Facebook introducing the Libra cryptocurrency we expect that blockchain technology will receive more attention by large companies especially from banking, insurance and related financial services industry


Blockchain Companies & Startups

Applications

This section contains applications in the energy sector and companies developing closed blockchain systems with for a specific application like ticketing, security, e-commerce, taxation or invoicing.

Consulting

In this section consulting agencies which focus on blockchain related advice are listed.

Crypto Mining

Companies in this category offer either mining hardware or mine for cryptocurrencies.

Development & Software

This box contains important software developers with experience in smart contract programming related coding.

Exchange, Trading, Investing

This category focuses on exchange of crypto currencies, Crypto teller machines, trading and investing in blockchain projects and ICOs.

Legal & Tax

Due to the high activity in the Blockchain space many law firms have experience in setting up and supporting ICOs.

Startup

This section contains applications startups which offer coins, and companies developing closed blockchain systems with for a specific application like ticketing, security, e-commerce, taxation or invoicing.

Enablers & Extended Ecosystem

Universities & Educational Institutions

Austrian universities conduct blockchain both economical and technical research. At the end of 2017 Vienna’s University of Economics and Business launched the Institute of Cryptoeconomics, which will focus on new business models. In addition a number of private institutions offers education and trainings, covering blockchain basics up to investments,  development and business case modelling.

Research

Extra-university research facilities are small in number but contribute substantially to blockchain related science and applied research.

Organizations & Communities

Austria has a very large blockchain community with more than 10.000 blockchainers - with local organizations in each province.

Public

Activities from public players is strong in Austria, both in form of initiatives, as well as in pilot projects like open government data.

Media

Four publishing enterprises have been added, they are very active in the crypto sphere and provide specific news and content related to cryptocurrencies and blockchain technology.

Accelerators & Incubators

A healthy blockchain eco-system not only requires developers, finance experts and researchers, but also mentoring and finance from seasoned entrepreneurs. Fortunately, there are accelerators and incubators across the country, often linked with co-working spaces and local organizations.

Conferences

Created by EnliteAI & Cryptorobby - Vienna - 6 / 2019

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