Who are the NEW PLAYERS at the Austrian Blockchain Landscape?

The Austrian Blockchain Landscape was initially created in January 2018 by enliteAI and CryptoRobby.  EnliteAI published the Landscape also on their website and there are also Landscapes on AI, VR/AR and more.

The blockchain landscape includes startups, 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.

This updated version v2.1 of July 2019 includes
31 new organisations and projects with a total of 142. 
New companies & institutions are marked with “v2.1”

What´s new:

With Scytale Ventures Austria has now it´s own
Blockchain Venture Captial Fund!

The most interesting finding is that many new startups entered the scene and that quite some new companies in exchange, trading and investing:

  • 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

New trading and brokering platforms and liquidity providers are

Cobra cryptocurrency brokerage service

autowhale focusses on market making, blockchain analysis and cryptocurrency and blockchain-related consultancy

Trever is a liquidity provider, which develops services to ensure liquid markets, tradable conditions and decrease market obstacles

insticore  A digital agency, providing  Blockchain educational certification programs together with Lauder Business School and FH Technikum

iQCashNow ATMs for cryptocurrencies

Cryptix offers a new payment token for retail businesses.

Blackmanta Capital offers tokenisation services for enterprises and startups, it has a branch in Austria.

For new law firms are

Binder Grösswang Attorney at Law

Wolf Theiss Lawyers

Lansky Ganzger & Partner Attorney at Law

Wieneroiter Raffling Tenschert & Partner Attorney at Law

New blockchain software developers from Vorarlberg:
4yu Blockchain Tech.at

Lenzing is tracing its fibers on blockchain

Erste Group is active with its Dealfabrix Initiative . The Bank is also active in international blockchain consortia

DiePresse Newspaper has been added to the blockchain as they provide regular detailed content on blockchain and cryptocurrency topics.

‍Some organisations and startups halted their activities and we removed them from the Blockchain Landscape. The really promising car sharing startup DriveDeal.io halted it´s activity. However, their whitepaper is still one of the best on token economics. Minebox has been sold to a New Zealand company. CBDoken.com has been removed as they halted their activities.

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

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Would you like your company or institution to be included in future updates?  Mail to robert(@)schwertner.com

Blockchain Companies & Startups


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.


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.


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.


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

OrganiSations & Communities

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


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


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 organisations.


‍Source: EnliteAI & Cryptorobby
Feedback: robert(@)schwertner.com

Related websites:

Germany: Forschungszulage: www.forschungszulage.de

Austria: Forschungsprämie www.forschungspraemie.tax

Author: CryptoRobby

Robby Schwertner [CryptoRobby] CEO INNOMAGIC GmbH

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