From 18.09.2017 to 22.09.2017 Mittweida was the navel of Germany in terms of blockchain technology. The Blockchain Competence Center Mittweida (BCCM), founded in June 2017, organized the Blockchain Autumn School
- the world's first event format of this kind. 125 participants from user and consulting companies, universities as well as students from all over Germany took part in theory and practice sessions. Unlike a traditional conference, the Blockchain Autumn School is an education and training program that does not require any special pre-requisite knowledge of the pre-requisite, and for which the participants receive a certificate. The program consisted of lectures and internships on the computer on topics such as cryptography, bitcoin, ethereum and smartcontracts.