Industrial Blockchain Platforms: An Exercise in Use Case Development in the Energy Industry

Juri Mattila, Timo Seppälä, Catarina Naucler, Riitta Stahl, Marianne Tikkanen, Alexandra Bådenlid, Jane Seppälä

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To encourage public discourse on blockchain use case development, this paper provides a pragmatic view on how to develop and to describe blockchain use cases. We approach the issue by developing a tentative use case for autonomous machine-to-machine transactions of electricity in a housing society environment through an iterative process with stakeholders in the energy industry. We proceed by evaluating the outlined concept and its technical specifications against six criteria for a sensible blockchain use case, as identified by blockchain industry specialists. Finally, we conclude with observations and discussion on the use case development process, and its future steps.
Original languageEnglish
PublisherResearch Institute of the Finnish Economy ETLA
Publication statusPublished - 2016
MoE publication typeD4 Published development or research report or study

Publication series

NameEtla Working Paper
PublisherThe Research Institute of the Finnish Economy
ISSN (Print)2323–2420
ISSN (Electronic)2323–2439


  • blockchain
  • energy
  • Platform
  • marketplace


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