Using Blockchain for Smart Metering and Billing in Developing Countries

In industrialized countries, blockchain applications compete with advanced technological solutions supported by solid infrastructure and embedded in the frameworks of trusted public institutions that enforce local regulations. In developing countries, this framework is not always available and often basic services (e.g., access to bank accounts) may be impossible. Alternatively, the market penetration of smartphones in … Continue reading Using Blockchain for Smart Metering and Billing in Developing Countries

Blockchain for Electric Vehicle Charging

When incentives and development funds for DERs in developing countries are lacking, especially in countries where the private sector is not allowed to supply electricity to the utility grid, using blockchain for charging plug-in electric vehicles might be an alternative. Widespread use of electric vehicles (EV) becomes more feasible when drivers can universally access charging … Continue reading Blockchain for Electric Vehicle Charging