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

Mattila JuriSeppälä TimoNaucler CatarinaStahl RiittaTikkanen MarianneBådenlid AlexandraSeppälä Jane

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.

Publication info

Part of researches
Integrating platform competences toward network effects
Part of programs
Knowledge and technology
Series
ETLA Working Papers 43
Date
11.10.2016
Keywords
Digital platform, industrial platform, blockchain technology, autonomous marketplace, energy industry
ISSN
2323-2420, 2323-2439
Pages
21
Price
15 €
Availability of print version
Available
Language
English