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Here we share our latest activities and other findings.

Save the date - BLING final conference on April 26th, 2023

07 December 2022

Save the date for the Final Conference of the BLING project.th,of April, 2023 in Groningen. More info will follow soon.

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Teaser Howest Hackathon

07 December 2022

The next HOWEST Decentralized Autonomous Hackathon will take place on April 22nd, 2023 from 09:00-19:00 in Brugge. The focus is the Energy Transition. Prizes include tickets for the European Bloc…

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Viva.. Smart Cities

06 December 2022

Last month one of the biggest tech events of the year took place: the Smart City Expo Congress. This was a great opportunity to present the EnergyWallet to a large audience and talk to different gover…

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SSI & Blockchain Breakfast in Ghent

01 November 2022

On the 30th of September, the City of Ghent organized a breakfast session about Blockchain and Self Sovereign Identity (SSI). The breakfast session was organized on the one hand for the employees of t…

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Parkstad Energieknip - Bigger, Better, Faster!

31 October 2022

The major increase of energy prices affects many people in The Netherlands. As such, the government is taking various measures to tackle energy poverty. Extra money has been made available to help ci…

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How to reduce emissions in maritime ports? An overview of cargo handling innovations and port services

31 October 2022

Sergey Tsiulin works as a PhD researcher at the University of Aalborg, his focus is the shipping & supply chain industry. Last month he presented the paper: “How to reduce emissions in maritime ports?…

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'Why do we need to do things in a decentralized way?'

31 October 2022

During the first week of October the BLING project came together to learn from each other and set the deliverables for the next few months. Moreover, the event: Exploring the art of the possible brou…

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EnergyWallet at FIWARE SUMMIT

27 September 2022

On 14-15 September, Blockchainlab Drenthe –representing the City of Emmen in the BLING project- showcased the EnergyWallet use case during the 4th TOKEN Policy Observatory meeting, at the FIWARE Summi…

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EnergyWallet: the next steps

27 September 2022

After being deployed for 8 months we can certainly say that EnergyWallet is a huge success. The project surpassed all expectations we had at the beginning. Instead of 3.000 houses (for which there was…

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Deep dives to explore blockchain potential for local government

01 July 2022

The city of Roeselare in Belgium is exploring how blockchain can make local government processes more efficient. Through workshops and deep dives in the past months they are evaluating in which ways b…

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