Blockchain Landscape Austria

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

Release Date:
October 2018
Release version:
2.0

Release information

The Austrian Blockchain Landscape was initially created in January 2018 by enliteAI and CryptoRobby.
This updated version v2.0 includes 16 new organizations and projects with a total of 120.
Newly added companies & institutions are marked with “v2.0” for easier identification in the text below the infographic.

What´s new:

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

Three events and their organizers

  • ANON Blockchain Summit Austria with a large Conference in April 2-3, 2018
  • Blockchain Real on May 21, 2019 focusing on blockchain and real estate
  • and the regular Meetup Block & Wine

Four new Startups entered the scene:

  • DriveDeal is building an ecosystem for mobility use cases
  • Grapevine works blockchain based health data solutions
  • CBDoken focuses on Cannabis products
  • Experio develops a travel platform on blockchain

Thre new private training initiatives showed up:

  • Eigenheads Academy
  • Crypto Skills Academy
  • Bitfantastic

Two new organizations have been added:

  • Austrian Standards - as they are very active in defining blockchain related norms in Austria and on EU-level.
  • Digitalcity Wien - which is actively involved in connecting and building ip the communiy in Vienna

The newspaper DerStandard started a blockchain and crypto blog and that´s why we included it in the media section.

The law firm Kunz Wallentin Rechtsanwälte - which is providing legal consutling around blockchain and ICO related topics

Four new companies developing software:
SAP, iov42, Iteratec and 0bsnetwork.

Seven new consultancy firms:
Arthur D Little, Rosenhirsch Consulting, Digital Sunray, Blocksunchained, Block42, Seekyou, Digitalblocks

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 “v2.0” 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 2018, Outlook on 2019

  • Number of ICOs and total volume declined over the first 10 months. Especially utility token came under pressure
  • Austrian Standards is very active in defining blockchain related norms in Austria and on EU-level.
  • aws Austria Wirtschaftsservice published a specific call targeting creatives and blockchain
  • The newspaper DerStandard started a crypto blog, derBrutkasten and trendingtopics.at offer lots of content.
  • 4 new startups, 4 new software developing firms and 5 new consultancy companies entered the scene
  • Governmental support - especially when it comes to funding of blockchain activities - is almost nonexistent.

Fortunately there are very active people managing several accelerators and incubators across the country
We expect 2019 to be a year of consolidation, some startups and projects will disappear, larger companies will enter the field.


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 - 10 / 2018

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