May 14, 2018
The Austrian Blockchain Landscape - Update v1.2
The Austrian Blockchain Landscape was created in January 2018 by enliteAI and CryptoRobby. This updated version v1.2 includes 16 new organizations and projects with a total of 105. Newly added companies & institutions are marked with “v1.2” for easier identification in the text below the infographic.
Three new ICOs were added: - Artis.eco is building the infrastructure for the subscription-based economy - Pantos.io develops a multi-chain token swap system where coins can directly be exchanged between each other - H3O is a project of the crypto-mining company Hydrominer. With their security token sale they plan to increase their capacities in Austria, Georgia and/or Armenia and prepare for an IPO in 2019
Smarter Than Crypto offers a trading system for crypto currencies with the objective to outperform the crypto index CRIX.
MCV-Cap is an Austrian based crypto bank. It is intended to register for a full-fledged banking license in the EU.
The e-bitstore of the Austrian company Multis Group offers a range of smartphones to be sold online. Payment can be done in cryptocurrencies.
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, a Vienna-based independent blockchain expert and blogger at CryptoRobby.blog, we put together the first Austrian Blockchain landscape. Surprisingly, the landscape includes the “usual suspects” - such as start-ups, accelerators and universities - as well as a large number of public institutions, initiatives 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.
Disclaimer: We are not involved with any of the companies and organizations listed in this landscape.
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- 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 , 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.
In this section consulting agencies which focus on blockchain related advice are listed.
Danube Tech v1.1
Arthur D Little v1.2
Digital Sunray v1.2
Development & Software
This box contains important software developers with experience in smart contract programming related coding.
Crypto Consulting v1.1
OS Alliance v1.1
Exchange, Trading, Investing
This category focuses on exchange of crypto currencies, Crypto teller machines, trading and investing in blockchain projects and ICOs.
This section contains applications in the energy sector, startups which offer coins, and companies developing closed blockchain systems with for a specific application like ticketing, security, e-commerce, taxation or invoicing.
Crypto Market v1.1
Grid Singularity v1.1
Post AG v1.2
Legal & Tax
Due to the high activity in the Blockchain space many law firms have experience in setting up and supporting ICOs.
Herbst Kinsky v1.1
Heller Consult v1.1
Companies in this category offer either mining hardware or mine for cryptocurrencies.
Organizations & Communities
Austria has a very large Blockchain community with more than 10.000 Blockchainers - with local organizations 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.
Extra-university research facilities are small in number but contribute substantially to Blockchain related science and applied 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 Graz v1.1
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.
Created by EnliteAI - Vienna - 05 / 2018