Austria News

The Federal Republic of Austria is a country in central Europe with 88,000 square kilometers of area and a population of around nine million people. Austria has a developed, highly-industrialized economy that provides itself with one of the highest GDPs per capita. The main industries in Austria are construction, machinery, agriculture and wood products. Austria had the largest industry companies nationalized until the 1980s, when privatization started to reduce state holdings. Bitcoin is legal in Austria. However, Austria has issued Bitcoin taxes, despite not considering it to be a currency. For the rest of the industry, Austrian blockchain-related businesses are free to operate. Austria has Bitcoin ATMs, Bitcoin exchanges and cryptocurrency startups. The high personal income and level of education make Austria a welcoming place for blockchain startups.

News
Online survey by ING shows Austrians are the most skeptical towards cryptocurrency.
ING Poll: Austrians Are Most Skeptical of Bitcoin and Cryptocurrency
Jack Martin
2019-08-14T14:19:00+01:00
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Youniqx Identity AG, a subsidiary of the Austrian State Printing House, has developed a cryptocurrency hardware wallet.
Austrian State Printing House Launches a Cryptocurrency Cold Wallet
Adrian Zmudzinski
2019-07-29T13:11:00+01:00
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Austria's Graz to use DLT-enabled energy trading platform by Power Ledger in move toward zero-carbon energy.
Blockchain-Based Energy Trading Firm to Optimize Solar Energy Distribution in Austria
Helen Partz
2019-06-18T18:33:00+01:00
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Austrian steel trading company Alukönigstahl is working on a blockchain-based steel trading data system.
Austrian Steel Alukönigstahl Develops Blockchain-Based Steel Trading Database
Ana Alexandre
2019-06-14T19:08:00+01:00
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The Austrian Post releases a line of 150,000 “crypto stamps,” a set containing a crypto collectible authenticator and a stamp that can be used for actual mail.
Austrian Postal Service Releases Crypto Collectible Stamps
Max Boddy
2019-06-11T19:36:00+01:00
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Austria-based fiber supplier Lenzing Group plans to apply blockchain to track its fiber supply and to “green up the textile industry.”
Austrian Fiber Producer Lenzing to Launch Blockchain-Enabled Tracking in 2020
Helen Partz
2019-05-20T21:03:00+01:00
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Interview
We sat down with Ulrike Huemer, the CIO of Austria’s capital city Vienna, to talk blockchain and to elaborate on its role as part of the Smart City initiative.
Blockchain as Key to Vienna’s Digital Future — Interview with Ulrike Huemer, CIO of Vienna, Austria
Veronika Rinecker
2019-05-18T20:00:00+01:00
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Global exchange website Currency.com has announced that it will be offering a tokenized form of Belarussian government bonds.
Belarussian Exchange to Offer Tokenized Government Bonds
Max Boddy
2019-05-08T22:55:00+01:00
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