The Power in Energy, and How New Technologies Can Shift It

The world is slowly, but very surely, turning its attention to climate change, and to the human activities that are having the largest impact. The recent U.N. General Assembly on Climate Change broached these topics in detail, looking at how politics, economy and human activity need to change in order to

Power Ledger Strikes Deal to Roll Out Blockchain in South Australia

Australian blockchain energy firm Power Ledger has partnered with a local energy retailer to roll out its technology in South Australia. Power Ledger’s blockchain-based software will allow Australians to pool their excess solar and battery storage to a Virtual Power Plant for greater control and management over their energy.

Commercial deal with Australian electricity wholesaler Powerclub

Within the partnership, Power Ledger will be integrating its blockchain-based energy trading application Virtual Power Plant (VPP) to

From Banking Giants to Tech Darlings, China Reveals Over 500 Enterprise Blockchain Projects

The Takeaway: More than 500 blockchain projects have been registered with the Chinese government since March. The filings reveal some of the largest Chinese banks and tech companies working with the technology. Several government offices, including courts and tax bureaus, are testing blockchain platforms to execute administrative tasks, the filings show. Chinese president Xi Jinping […]

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The modern workday is fast-moving, constant, and exhausting. With dozens of things to check off your list daily and people to keep happy, it’s no wonder you’re always looking for that afternoon pick-me-up around 3pm. But when you’ve got places to go and things to do, you don’t always have time to brew a pot of coffee or swing by a shop for that jolt you need to get thr

New Research: Energy DLT Apps’ CAGR to Surge 67% Over the Next Decade

Energy blockchain applications are expected to see a 67% compound annual growth rate (CAGR) over the next ten years, according to new research.

Annual market size to reach $7.7 billion in 2028

Navigant Research, Colorado-based market research and consulting team, has released a report devoted to the development of blockchain applications in the energy industry on Oct. 22.

Titled “Energy Blockchain Applications Overview,” the <a href="https://www.navigantresearch.com/reports/energy-blockchain-applications-overview&quot; rel="noopener nofollow noreferrer"

Japan’s Kanto Region to Track Surplus Solar Energy with Power Ledger

Australian tech firm Power Ledger will run another blockchain-enabled energy trading trial in Japan’s Kanto region by December 2019.

In order to launch its second trial in the country, Power Ledger has teamed up with Japanese solar provider Sharing Energy and electricity retailer eRex, the company said in a news release shared with Cointelegraph on Oct. 3.

Main region of Japan’s economy

The new Power Ledger’s trial will track surplus solar energy levels and electricity trading, integra

Washington Elite Announces Summit in Vienna

Washington Elite Announces Summit in Vienna

Washington, DC, September 10, 2019 – The Austrian capital hosts some of the world’s brightest minds in smart city, crypto, M&A and renewable energy October 11 – 12 during the Washington Elite AI and Blockchain Summit – Smart City Edition in Vienna, Austria.

The Washington Elite Summit convenes at Schönbrunn Palace this Fall for an exciting event. This premier conference makes it’s international debut after hosting three successful summits in the US Capitol. The event showcases some of the biggest names and most exciting innovations in smart city, M&A, blockchain and AI. One of the biggest changes in the cryptocurrency space is mergers and acquisitions as well funded venture capital firms move to capture the users and technology of past ICO’

Startups Weekly: Upfront Ventures bets on a bus service

Hello and welcome back to Startups Weekly, a weekend newsletter that dives into the week’s noteworthy news pertaining to startups and venture capital. Before I jump into today’s topic, let’s catch up a bit. Last week, I profiled an e-commerce startup Part & Parcel. Before that, I wrote about Stripe’s grand plans.

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Thai Oil and Gas Firm Develops Blockchain-Based Renewables Platform

Thai state-owned oil and gas company PTT and blockchain energy nonprofit Energy Web Foundation (EWF) are jointly building a blockchain-based renewables platform.

According to a press release shared with Cointelegraph on Sept. 11, the parties are developing a regional solution based on the Energy Web Chain. The new product will also be compliant with the International Renewable Energy Certificate (I-REC) Standard, which certifies renewable energy sources.

I-REC certificate demand

Energy producers can apply for I-REC tracking certificates

Oil Giants Hire Blockchain Startup to Manage Water in Bakken Fields

A consortium of oil companies including Exxon Mobil, Chevron and Royal Dutch Shell looks to blockchain to manage water used in oil extraction in North Dakota’s Bakken oil fields.

Oil and water

As Reuters reported on Sept. 10, the Offshore Operators Committee (OOC) Oil & Gas Blockchain Consortium has awarded a contract to blockchain startup Data Gumbo to pilot water handling technology in North Dakota’s oil fields.<

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