A publicly owned firm chaired by a Chinese billionaire lost millions through crypto investments, yet it's still seeking to rebrand around the tech.
The U.S. Senate will host a hearing on blockchain's energy use and whether the tech can be used to protect infrastructure next week.
A team from one of the top universities in China has developed a decentralized exchange, not for crypto assets, but for unused electricity.
The second largest mobile carrier in South Korea has launched its own blockchain network and aims to apply the tech across several sectors.
A group of Japanese firms is planning a blockchain pilot that would allow rural consumers to trade renewable energy.
China State Grid Corporation, the country's state-owned power utility, is looking to blockchain to advance its plans for an "Internet of Energy."
The new energy minister has announced a project to commit a number of data sets to the public ledger, where they will be much harder to hack.
Chinese petrochemical giant Sinochem has successfully used blockchain technology to conduct a gasoline shipment to Singapore.
Cryptocurrency mining is perfectly legal in Europe and only subject to standard electricity rules, according to an EU commissioner.
Wien Energie intends to pilot blockchain products in a sustainably designed Viennese urban district this year.