The Energy Web Blockchain

The Energy Web is an open-source, scalable blockchain platform specifically designed for the energy sector’s regulatory, operational, and market needs. It serves as a foundational, shared, digital infrastructure for the energy and blockchain community to build and run their solutions. Together, the Energy Web Foundation, Affiliates, and Community are unleashing blockchain’s potential to accelerate the transition to a decentralized, democratized, decarbonized, and resilient energy system.

QUICK LINKS

Download

Get started with the client.

Observe

View the network’s realtime statistics on the authorities netstats page.

Explore

Observe Energy Web Chain transactions on our Etherscan.

Develop

Create an account (wallet) and request Test Tokens from our faucet.

Support

For additional questions, join our Energy Web Wiki.


Purpose-built for the energy sector


 

Ethereum Compliant

The EW blockchain is based on ethereum, today’s most-used blockchain development platform.

 
 

Scalable

The blockchain is designed to achieve maximum transaction throughput via proof of authority, raiden, and interoperability.

 
 

Regulation Ready

The EW blockchain uses a unique on- and off- chain governance structure that relies on permissioning to establish unique governance roles across different actors.

 
 

Open-Source

The blockchain platform is openly accessible and usable for the global blockchain and energy community.

 
 

Innovative

The EW team is working to bring new features to the chain on an ongoing basis in response to energy sector needs and feedback.

 

Latest Features & Updates


Beta Release: April 2018


  • Public test network, codenamed Tobalaba
  • Ethereum software stack, proven as resilient Turing-complete blockchain architecture
  • Proof of Authority as basis for better performance and governance features
  • 3 second block time for better UX and higher throughput
  • Test network and netstats to observe validation live and as development tools
  • Light client as a reference implementation for running a node on lightweight devices (e.g., smart meters)
  • Permissioning as basis for governance implementation
  • Secret transactions as a precondition for regulatory compliance
  • WebAssembly as a strategic move in terms of performance and growing the dev community
  • EW ORIGIN, a lighthouse project to demonstrate a practical case (certificates of origin)
  • Etherscan, a block explorer to review transactions

Future Releases: 2018–2019


  • D3A, a market model and simulation framework for transactive energy
  • Bridges, both for performance and interoperability
  • Raiden, as an off-chain scaling solution
  • Polkadot, as an on-chain scaling solution
  • Further enhancements, from the community
  • Genesis block, Q2 2019

Trusted & used by leading companies


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