German Energy Industry Sees Potential in Blockchain Technology

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According to reports coming out of the German press, a survey conducted by the Deutsche Energie- Agentur (German Energy Agency) and ESMT Berlin has revealed that many German energy companies already have a Blockchain technology roadmap in place for future implementation.

Seventy industry heads were interviewed in the survey and some 39 per cent of respondents that Blockchain applications in the pipeline while, 13 per cent believed they are ready enough to start testing the technology.

Twenty one per cent of respondents added  that Blockchain was an industry “Game Changer” is another 60 per cent felt it would become a reality in the energy industry in the coming years. 

Dena boss Andreas Kuhlmann called for German politicians to pay more attention to the topic:

“If Germany wants to be a pioneer internationally in the future, we also need to give space to test innovative technologies.”

Blockchain companies in the US such as Transactive Grid and Australia’s Power Ledger are already running trials in Brooklyn, NYC and Perth.

About Richard Kastelein

Founder of industry publication Blockchain News, partner at ICO services collective CryptoAsset Design Group (helped raise over $200m+), director of education company Blockchain Partners (Oracle Partner) and ICO event organiser at leading industry event  CryptoFinancing (first ICO event in Europe) – Richard Kastelein is an award-winning publisher, innovation executive and entrepreneur. He sits on the advisory boards of half a dozen Blockchain startups and has written over 1200 articles on Blockchain technology and startups at Blockchain News and has also published pioneering articles on ICOs in Harvard Business Review and Venturebeat.
 
Kastelein has spoken (keynotes & panels) on Blockchain technology in Amsterdam, Antwerp, Barcelona, Beijing, Brussels, Bucharest, Dubai, Eindhoven, Gdansk, Groningen, the Hague, Helsinki, London, Manchester, Minsk, Nairobi, Nanchang, San Mateo, Shanghai,Tel Aviv and Venice. His network is global and extensive.
 
He is a Canadian (Dutch/Irish/English/Métis) whose writing career has ranged from the Canadian Native Press (Arctic) to the Caribbean & Europe. He’s written occasionally for Harvard Business Review, Wired, Venturebeat, The Guardian and Virgin.com and his work and ideas have been translated into Dutch, Greek, Polish, German and French.
 
A journalist by trade, an entrepreneur and adventurer at heart, Kastelein’s professional career has ranged from political publishing to TV technology, boatbuilding to judging startups, skippering yachts to marketing and more as he’s travelled for nearly 30 years as a Canadian expatriate living around the world.
 
In his 20s, he sailed around the world on small yachts and wrote a series of travel articles called, “The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Seas’ travelling by hitching rides on yachts (1989) in major travel and yachting publications. He currently lives in Groningen, Netherlands where he’s raising three teenage daughters with his wife and sailing partner, Wieke Beenen.

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