Michael Merz has studied computer science and is founder / managing director of PONTON. He has demonstrated his expertise in several projects related to energy trading, grid operation, market platforms and post-deal processing. PONTON has developed clearing and settlement systems (SMSS, Equias eSM), transaction reporting services (Equias eRR), and infrastructures for energy trading (Enerchain, etc.) and grid management (Gridchain, EDA Flex). Michael has also contributed to research projects in energy trading such as NEW 4.0 and ETIBLOGG. He is author of the book "Blockchain for B2B Integration".