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  • The European Commission had initiated the CityxChange program as part of the Horizon 2020 project. 
  • IOTA has been recognized as a critical project that made “CityxChange” a huge success.
  • IOTA is using Tangle in areas like project management and development.

European Union “CityxChange” project has recognized IOTA (MIOTA) as one of the key platforms that have contributed to its massive success. For the uninitiated, in 2018, the European Commission had launched the EU’s CityxChange program as part of the Horizon 2020 project. The project aimed to fund research efforts in green energy and transport ecosystems. 

CityxChange project aims to build a robust renewable energy marketplace where peer-to-peer (P2P) trading within a city is easy and frictionless. This is where IOTA plays an important role. 

The EU project is divided into several work packages, with each of them focusing on different areas of a renewable energy-based smart city of the future. IOTA is exploring Tangle’s use cases in multiple areas such as project management, development and planning. 

CityxChange leverages IOTA for the development of automatic communication energy-positive buildings that don’t require third-parties to function. 

To allow such P2P communications without third-party interference, there is a need to maintain trust between producers and consumers. IOTA’s Tangle technology promotes trust by ensuring the integrity of vital info shared between actors.