Blockchain is a distributed digital ledger technology that is used to record various types of transactions. Blockchain technology is widely considered to have huge transformational potential across every industry, including the Power & Energy sector. This topical report gives a first look at the overall market picture for Blockchain, its impact on the energy industry and specifically for smart meter vendors. This is not intended to be an in-depth analysis, but give insight into the current trends and what IHS Markit believes to be the likely future direction. This report is available to clients of the Smart Utility Meter Intelligence Service.