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SmartCitiesWorld Case Study - The Role of Blockchain in Cities

Pillar wanted to uncover the level of understanding for Blockchain within the governance, transport and utilities sectors and paired with SmartCitiesWorld to get some answers!

SmartCitiesWorld Case Study - The Role of Blockchain in Cities

The Story


The Pillar Project is a Swiss nonprofit, based in Zug. As a platform, it welcomes third-party developers and entrepreneurs to build out its ecosystem with specific focus on blockchain.


They wanted to gauge the level of understanding of blockchain and its uses within government organisations, utility providers and within the transportation system.


SmartCitiesWorld created a package of activities that included:

  • A panel debate & roundtable event bringing together delegates from governance, utilities and transportation.
  • A world-wide survey researching the role of blockchain in cities
  • Sponsorship of 3 x Guest Opinions



By using the seat of power in London, the iconic City Hall provided the perfect location to bring together delegates from government authorities, utility companies and transport providers. Delegates came from Transport for London, Ealing Council, Kent County Council, BT, National Grid, Costain, First, Go-Ahead, Eltek Power, Greater London Authority.



"I learnt a lot about Blockchain business cases and made good connections with experts who I could come back to in the future."
Delegate (Anonymous survey)


"Great venue, great speaker, good format - the round table discussions worked well as the groups were just the right size."
Delegate (Anonymous survey)