B2B integration is in the genes of PONTON. So blockchain, which is nothing else than another data integration technology, is a natural tool if it fits the industry process to be implemented.
Real Blockchain Use Cases are rare – We help to find them.
In general, blockchain is an overestimated technology. Only very few processes really promise cost reduction or disintermediation of third parties. However, these few processes need to be found. They are the “known unknown”. We at PONTON feel that the way we do business today can be restructured – but many people are too deeply anchored in their daily business and their organisation.
At PONTON, we help those who are interested in restructuring their sector by taking them on a helicopter ride – out of their organisation and to a height of 30.000 feet. From this perspective they will gain an economist’s view on their sector, which makes it much easier to find out how blockchain technology can be applied – or not!
Blockchain is not the solution to all problems.
Because many paths lead to interoperability and the YIN-YANG-YONG, we claim to be technology agnostic. Apart from blockchain technology there are still other options like direct P2P communication or using a central data hub. But we cannot find out, if we do not enter the helicopter and take a look from above. Let’s start!
PONTON is involved in various Blockchain related projects. Whereas for some of these projects PONTON was the initiator, other projects were started by single companies or industry consortia and PONTON was only consulted as Blockchain expert and solution provider. Some projects are industry driven, others are research projects funded by German or other European governments. Due to PONTON’s professional focus many projects have an energy background. But thanks to PONTON’s process and industry independent Blockchain Framework more and more projects are requested from non-energy industries.
Enerchain is all about P2P energy trading on the wholesale market using advanced blockchain-technology. 44 leading European energy trading firms participated in an 18 month-long proof-of-concept (PoC), which included several functional and performance tests. The PoC is now concluded and Enerchain 1.0 is finally ready for live trading, offering significant cost reduction potential compared to traditional market places. The Enerchain technology stack allows trading organisations, using encryption technology, to anonymously send, receive and execute orders via a decentralized orderbook. By providing open access to the Enerchain APIs we enable licensed users to connect Enerchain to their ETRM systems, trading robots and trading screens. Enerchain is PONTON’s brainchild, we initiated the consortium, we develop the application software and we coordinate the consortium. Learn more about Enerchain at www.enerchain.com
NEW 4.0 is a joint research activity of grid operators, generators, electricity consumers, software service providers and research partners in order to explore potential solutions for grid congestion. As the Hamburg / Schleswig-Holstein region has a world-wide unmatched density of wind-power production, the curtailment rate of wind power generation is also one of the highest in the world. NEW 4.0 addresses use cases such as fast intraday trading, smart balancing and trading of flexibility. PONTON’s role is to develop a Smart Market on blockchain basis for the trading of flexibility and regional electricity. Learn more about NEW 4.0 at www.new4-0.de
The energy market and the needs of consumers are changing constantly. Smart solutions and applications have become an indispensable part of that market. The ETIBLOGG (Energy Trading vIa Blockchain-Technology in the LOcal Green Grid) project aims to develop blockchain-based solutions to make trading with even the smallest amounts of energy more efficient and most of all faster. Learn more about ETIBLOGG at www.etiblogg.com
Gridchain is a blockchain-based project with a focus on TSO/DSO process integration. As the data communication pattern of Gridchain fits the profile of blockchain-based communication, PONTON decided to use this innovative technology to simplify and standardise the way how market participants (TSO, DOSs, Aggregators, and Generators) collaborate. Click here to learn more about Gridchain.
B2B integration based on blockchain technology
We provide extensive professional and technical documentation for our WRMHL blockchain framework. Besides that the PONTON Managing Director Michael Merz has published a book, which complies years of experience with applying blockchain for actual business processes.
Blockchain for B2B Integration
Michael’s new book “Blockchain in B2B Integration” is not just another Blockchain Book – it compiles years of experience with applying blockchain for actual business processes. As Michael is experienced with both the technology and the application layer, his book serves as a guideline for all those who are looking for blockchain business cases.
Please note: So far the book is only available in German, but the English Version will be available in September 2019.
If you are interested in applying blockchain technology to real business use cases, we want to invite you to take a look at our WRMHL Whitepaper. The document explains how blockchain can be used for B2B integration based on several use cases. Moreover the WRMHL whitepaper provides an overview of the B2B blockchain framework including the general functionality, an architecture overview, features as well as different deployment variants. For those who want to dig deeper into the documentation level: Request the WRMHL developer’s guide here.