Infrastructure & Operational Technology



State January 2019

On 14 May, The Haufe Group Network had its first offline event, Blockchain Lab, to explore possibilities of using distributed ledger technologies (Blockchain technology) for Haufe Group products. It was a business driven workshop where we discussed and analyzed ideas from seven teams.
You can read about the Blockchain Lab here in our Dev Blog.

To be honest, not many of those ideas were convincing nor did they offer business value.

The idea that emerged from working on blockchain, is to create an Openbadge service for education certificates. Markus Lobreyer and his team are working to deploy the first version in Q2 2019.

In a possible future step, Open Badges are to be combined with the Blockchain. Read the following article for more information.


discover | April 2018

State April 2018

We plan to schedule a workshop with the topic Blockchain. First workshop will be business driven. It is scheduled for the 14th of May 2018. Codecentric will help us a as external experts to challenge our business ideas to use blockchain technology.

discover | November 2017


The Blockchain technology is hard to grasp and understand. It is very interesting for us because there are a lot of possible opportunities that fits to our business. The most popular Blockchain solution is the cryptocurrency bitcoin.

But there is much more that is addressed by Blockchain technology:

  • Smart Contracts
  • Micropayments
  • Digital rights management
  • Supply chain auditing

Possible business ideas for us might be

  • Store education data like education experiences, certificates Read more what Sony already offers.
  • Digital Rights Management for our content or books Read more
  • Smart Contracts and Licensing
  • Identity system for our solutions Read more.

The article BLOCKCHAIN APPLICATION IDEAS THAT COULD HELP YOUR SMALL BUSINESS contains more interesting business ideas.

19 Industries The Blockchain Will Disrupt

Watch this video to see how Blockchain technology might disrupt several industries. Watch the video

What is Blockchain?

A Blockchain is a digitized, decentralized, public ledger of all digital (often cryptocurrency) transactions. It allows market participants to keep track of digital transactions without central record keeping or authority. The Blockchain is immutable. You cannot change the entries. You can only add entries. The Blockchain is unhackable.

“The Blockchain is an incorruptible digital ledger of economic transactions that can be programmed to record not just financial transactions but virtually everything of value.” Don & Alex Tapscott, authors Blockchain Revolution (2016) Read more here.

To get a better understanding what problem Blockchain technology tries to solve, read this article. It explains Blockchain with very cool analogies for a five year old child. 100% buzzword free!

Or, Watch the German video of the presentation give by Codecentric's Jannik Huels for a detailed definition and purpose of Blockchain (Distributed Ledger Technology).

Good German article that describes what Blockchain is and the potential of the technology.

Also, you may want to watch this good German video for Blockchain business use cases by Codecentric's Alexander Sachs, to show you how blockchain is being used.

Blockchain solutions

Our projects

  • Topic "Smart contracts" implemented with Blockchain technology was a business idea in the Hackathon from Nov. 2017. Not much other effort till now. We must put more effort in the discovery of the technology.


Christian Kempter, Rainer Zehnle, Thomas Schüring