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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Abstract

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
PublisherETLA - The Research Institute of the Finnish Economy
Pages1-21
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
No.43
ISSN (Print)2323–2420
ISSN (Electronic)2323–2439

Keywords

  • blockchain
  • energy
  • Platform
  • marketplace

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