Austria boosts blockchain research credentials with new Vienna centre

"The centre is a great opportunity for Austria to stay in touch with the high-tech giants in the USA and Asia in this promising field"

The COMET Centers, coordinated by the Austrian Research Promotion Agency (FFG), is establishing the Austrian Blockchain Centre (ABC) in Vienna.

“An interdisciplinary approach is necessary for comprehensive research into and use of blockchain technology, which is why ABC partners from many different disciplines work together,” says Alfred Taudes, academic director and coordinator of the centre, who also heads the Research Institute for Cryptoeconomics at WU Vienna University of Economics and Business.

“The centre is a great opportunity for Austria to stay in touch with the high-tech giants in the USA and Asia in this promising field. The support of so-called ‘hidden champions’ (i.e. owner-managed world market leaders hardly known to the public) is important to us.”

Further details here.

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