#10 We did it: the First Austrian Blockchain Landscape is online!

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Top Artificial Intelligence experts Clemens Wasner and Marcel Wasserer from EnliteAI GmbH and myself put together the whole bunch of Austrian blockchain startups, companies, initiative and organisations. 

Find the full Austrian Blockchain Landscape here

EnliteAI is currently developing an AI-powered market intelligence platform with the vision to automatically map innovation ecosystems, across industry verticals and countries.

On top of Austria being a country of music, she has some promising  excellent startups, excellent blockchain experts and true crypto enthusiasts to offer.

Would you like your company or institution to be included in future updates?
Simply send an email to blockchain@enlite.ai

Key Findings

  • Number of ICOs and total volume in 2017 was comparatively small, in 2018 we expect more activity, especially from established players
  • We see strong interest from utilities and public institutions to adopt blockchain
  • Austrian Federal Ministry of Science, Research and Economy initiated Blockchain Austria initiative and financially supports the institute for Cryptoeconomics at Vienna University of Economics and Business
  • City of Vienna is very active in supporting blockchain solutions, community and research, in particular the Open Government Data Initiative (OGD) on blockchain.
  • So far no clear frontrunner among startups has emerged, as many prominent Blockchainers, such as TenX or Grid Singularity, set-up operations outside Austria
  • Fortunately there are very active people managing several accelerators and incubators across the country
  • We expect 2018 to become a break-out year for the technology, with many more local initiatives and projects being unveiled to the public

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.

Lab10Graz

factory300

WeXelerate

Blockchain Consulting & Development

Companies in this category cover a wide range of services – from developing blockchain-based solutions up to business modelling and ICO support.

IBM

Ernst & Young

zemtum

Cointed

Rotharium

Riddle&Code

Cryptouniverse

Minebox.io

Graphsense

Hackabu

Jolocom

Gelinger Media

Blocklancer

Energy

Austrian utilities were fast to implement Etherium-based smart contracts, often in cooperation with local universities or research facilities. Given the current momentum it’s just a matter of time until we will see the first fully operational energy blockchains.

Wien Energie AG

Salzburg AG

Verbund AG

Exchange, Trading, Investing

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

Bitpanda

The House of Nakamoto

Coinfinity GmbH

FairCoin

Crypto Management GmbH

BitPocket

Cryptopoint

Conda

Difacturo GmbH

Gaming

Gaming company Herosphere was the first Austrian ICO ever – raising 2 Million EURO with Herocoin. Starting from April 2018 the first implementations of Herocoin should be available to the public.

Herosphere

Herocoin

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

Stadler Völkel Rechtsanwälte

ICO.YOU.Can

Enzinger Steuerberatung

BDO

Birgit Harold

Akarion

KPMG

Mining

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

Hydrominer

Coin Factory

Cryptounity

Apollon Core

Organisations & Communities

Austria has a very large Blockchain community with more than 10.000 Blockchainers – with local organizations in each province.

Bitcoin Austria

Blockchainers.at

Smart Blockchain

City of Blockchain

BlockchainHub Wien

IoT Austria – Blockchain

Public

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

Blockchain Austria

Bundesrechenzentrum

Stadt Wien

Handelsverband

WKO

Research

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

RIAT

AIT

SBA Research

Universities & Educational Institutions

Austrian universities conduct Blockchain both economic 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.

University of Vienna

TU Wien

Danube University Vienna

Salzburg University of Applied Sciences

Vienna University of Economics and Business

University of Innsbruck

St. Pölten University of Applied Sciences

Anita Posch

FinTech Academy

FINNOQ

vomtom

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

Author: cryptorobby

My Dreams I dream of applications beyond Bitcoin and cryptocurrencies. Creating a Blockchain Return on Society Foundation (BROS-Foundation). YESSS: Return On Society! Blockchain Reality Blockchain use cases I have recently had a thorough look at: energy: photovoltaics/green energy, e-mobility, real estates, health, food tracking, banking, AI, relief aid and crazy stuff like sports platforms, art. Systems: Ethereum, Neo (!) ICOs / Blockchain Projects Mingling with ICOs/Blockchain projects. Growth hacking. Looking white papers. Writing crypto related postings, touching stories only. Crypto security Installing a crypto anti-hacking initiative HackerTracker to protect the values and visions of blockchain. Blockchain Conferences 2018 January 30, 2018: Blockchain for SCF Masterclass , Frankfurt, Germany February 13-16, 2018: Finovate Europe 2018 London, UK March 1-2, 2018 Asia Blockchain EXPO, Davao, Philippines March 5 Speaker www.worldblockchaintokensummit.com, Dubai, UAE April 16 Speaker www.crypto42conference.com Follow me on Twitter @cryptorobby! https://twitter.com/cryptorobby_ https://www.instagram.com/cryptorobby_/ (LinkedIn) Blockchain Influencer: https://www.linkedin.com/in/robby-schwertner This blog is not linked with my activity at FFG, statements reflect my personal opinion. ____________________ ► Questions? Ideas? Dreams? Visions? mail to: robert@schwertner.com

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