IEEE Blockchain eLearning Modules

IEEE Blockchain eLearning ModulesThe IEEE Blockchain Technical Community offers a series of online eLearning modules on Blockchain. Learn from the experts about how this emerging technology will offer a new way of conducting transactions, securing networks, and recording the validity and origin of data. Courses will cover a range of topics, including the fundamentals of Blockchain, key technologies, architecture, potential applicatons, benefits, challenges, and more. Participants also have the opportunity to earn Continuing Education Units (CEUs) and Professional Development Hours (PDHs) with each course.

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IEEE Blockchain Summit Keynotes

2018 IEEE Global Blockchain Summit at NISTThe 2018 IEEE Global Blockchain Summit @ NIST, held 17-19 September 2018 in Gaithersburg, MD, USA, brought together thought leaders, decision makers, and technologists to discuss the challenges and opportunities of blockchain technology. Attendees from academia, government, and industry presented on various topics including the current technology landscape, applications, use cases, policy, and regulations to help instill providence tracking functionality into vital internet applications reliant on trusted immutable data.

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IEEE@Home Blockchain Series - Blockchain Skills for ICT ProfessionalsIEEE@Home Blockchain Series
Blockchain Skills for ICT Professionals
- 25 September 2020

In this IEEE@Home Blockchain session, Catarina Ferreira da Silva, assistant professor, University Institute of Lisbon (ISCTE-IUL), addresses blockchain skills for ICT professionals. Co-sponsored by IEEE Portugal Blockchain WG team.

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IEEE@Home Blockchain Series - Blockchain in Financial ServicesIEEE@Home Blockchain Series
Blockchain in Financial Services
- 26 June 2020

In this IEEE@Home Blockchain session, Paulo Jacinto Rodrigues, COO, Public Mint Inc., provides an overview of blockchain in financial services. Co-sponsored by IEEE Portugal Blockchain WG team.

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IEEE@Home Blockchain Series - Blockchain Technology in Open DataIEEE@Home Blockchain Series
Blockchain Technology in Open Data
- 29 May 2020

In the second session of the IEEE@Home Blockchain Series, Bruno Tavares discusses blockchain in open data. He presents a work proposal to ensure trust in data transformations and provenance in open data. Co-sponsored by IEEE Portugal Blockchain WG team.

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IEEE Blockchain OverviewIEEE@Home Blockchain Series
IEEE Blockchain Initiative & Overview of the Blockchain Ecosystem
- 24 April 2020

In this session, IEEE Blockchain Co-Chair Ramesh Ramadoss provides an overview of the blockchain landscape, including its evolution and various components of the current ecosystem. Co-sponsored by IEEE Portugal Blockchain WG team.

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Blockchain and Cryptocurrencies Explained - Cybersecurity in a Hyperconnected WorldBlockchain and Cryptocurrencies Explained - Cybersecurity in a Hyperconnected World
IEEE Spectrum

In this video from IEEE Spectrum's "Cybersecurity in a Hyperconnected World" series, Stephen Cass, IEEE Spectrum Senior Editor, discusses Blockchain and Cryptocurrencies with a special guest.

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The Bitcoin Blockchain ExplainedThe Bitcoin Blockchain Explained
IEEE Spectrum

What is a blockchain and why is it the future of the web? IEEE Spectrum has put together a video to explain this revolution in distributed computing.

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Continuing Education on IEEE Xplore

Blockchain Courses on IEEE XploreTake your skills to the next level with these IEEE continuing education courses. IEEE now offers a collection of courses on Blockchain technology as part of the IEEE Xplore Digital Library. Topics include the history of the technology, costs and benefits for working with blockchain, a look at blockchain-based applications, case studies, the concept of decentralization, and more. Students are eligible to earn continuing-education units and professional development hours.

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Enterprise Blockchain for Healthcare, IoT, Energy, and Supply Chain Course Program

Introducing Enterprise Blockchain, a new five-course program from IEEE. This is an advanced course in blockchain, designed to provide business use cases across key industries and sectors. Developed by some of the world leading experts in blockchain technology, course titles include:

  • Enterprise Blockchain Overview
  • Enterprise Blockchain for Grid Modernization
  • Enterprise Blockchain for Supply Chain
  • Enterprise Blockchain for Internet of Things
  • Enterprise Blockchain for Healthcare

Ideal for managers, professional engineers and business leaders.

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IEEE Virtual Events

Advanced Blockchain for EnterpriseAdvanced Blockchain for Enterprise Virtual Event - 4-5 December 2018
IEEE Educational Activities

Presented by corporate blockchain strategist and MIT lecturer, Steve Derezinski.

Are you ready to take your blockchain education to the next level? Coming 4-5 December 2018, these two 1-hour sessions will cover advanced blockchain concepts and applications for managers, engineers and leaders. Designed to provide business cases for disruption across energy, supply chain, IoT and finance industries, you and your staff will learn the technical aspects of using/implementing this in-demand technology to impact your bottom line.

Upon successful completion of the virtual event’s assessment, you will receive a digital certificate with IEEE continuing educations units (CEUs) and professional development hours (PDHs).

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IEEE Virtual Event: Introduction to Blockchain TechnologyIntroduction to Blockchain Technology - 20-22 March 2018
Speaker: Morgen Peck, Contributing Editor, IEEE Spectrum Magazine special report on blockchain technology

Blockchain technology holds immense promise for a variety of industries, beyond just Bitcoin, including: Financial services and banking, Real estate, Supply chain management, Health care, Academia... and many more. From smart contracts to blockchain-encrypted academic credentials, the use cases are vast and far-reaching. Are you prepared?

To make sense of this revolution, you need to understand what a blockchain is and what it is capable of doing. Start your learning with this special 3 hour event from IEEE: Introduction to Blockchain Technology, led by Morgen Peck, contributing editor of the IEEE Spectrum Magazine special report on blockchain technology.

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Related Webinars

Joint IEEE/CIGRE Blockchain in Power Systems PanelJoint IEEE/CIGRE Blockchain in Power Systems Panel - 25 August 2020

This panel will explore the intersection of blockchain and energy markets. It is a joint IEEE-CIGRE panel that will address the ongoing work of both CIGRE and IEEE in this segment. Important topics, such as the use of blockchain in new energy market design, blockchain in energy standardization, and blockchain applications in transactive energy will be discussed.

Blockchain is an emerging technology that has gained considerable attention in the past years and is becoming an important component of grid modernization. Blockchain is a distributed database that uses data cryptography and consensus algorithms to validate, authenticate, and create a trusted distributed database environment, adding immutability, traceability, and transparency to energy and utility data records. It will be an important technology to enable new energy market design, create new peer-to-peer energy transaction models, improve grid efficiency, and many other applications that will be introduced in the next years.

Panel Chair: David Bowker, Convenor CIGRE C5.30 Working Group
Panel Coordinator: Fazel Mohammadi, CIGRE C5.30 Working Group Rep

Panelists: Hannes Agabus, Tallinn University of Technology
Umit Cali, Norwegian University of Science and Technology
Hannah Davis, EPRI
Claudio Lima, Blockchain Engineering Council (BEC)

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IEEE Smart Grid Webinar: Blockchain Technology for Transactive Energy: A New Framework - 10 October 2019

Claudio Lima, Ph.D.Presenter: Claudio Lima, Ph.D.
Co-Founder, Blockchain Engineering Council - BEC

Transactive Energy (TE) will be an important technology enabler that will change today’s utility business models towards the utility of the future. TE will also affect future energy markets, driven by new technologies, such as, energy automation, distributed solar photovoltaic, distributed energy storage systems (DESS), smart metering, distributed energy resources (DER), and so one. However, current TE models lack the “trusted transactive layer” needed to implement new energy market dynamics capabilities. New concepts of “Utility-Grade Blockchain-DLT” technologies will be introduced to meet these future TE requirements, introducing a new trusted, transparent and traceable transactive layer to register and authenticate TE grid assets, transactions and participants.

This webinar will introduce new TE-Blockchain concepts and applications, review some regulatory aspects of Blockchain-DLT TE, including the ongoing work of the IEEE P2418.5 Blockchain Energy Standards WG, transactive energy task force.

Read the interview with Dr. Lima at IEEE Smart Grid

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IEEE Smart Grid Webinar: Blockchain Technology in the Energy Sector: A Systematic Review of Challenges and Opportunities - 25 July 2019

Presenter: Merlinda Andoni and Valentin Robu
Heriot-Watt University

Blockchains have attracted considerable interest and are reported as a promising technology that could deliver significant benefits and innovation in the energy sector.

The webinar will provide a comprehensive overview of fundamental principles that underpin blockchain technologies, such as system architectures and distributed consensus algorithms. Next, we provide an overview of blockchain solutions and business cases in the energy industry. This summarizes the results of a comprehensive review of the potential of blockchain technology in the energy industry, which the presenters completed for the National Research Centre for Energy Systems Integration (CESI) in the UK.

Our review included 140 blockchain initiatives (both research projects and start-ups), which are systematically classified into different groups according to their field of activity, implementation platform and consensus strategy used. Opportunities, best practices and challenges encountered will be discussed for a number of applications, ranging from emerging peer-to-peer (P2P) energy trading and Internet of Things (IoT), to automation of decentralised marketplaces, EV charging and e-mobility. The webinar concludes with a discussion of challenges and market barriers the technology needs to overcome for mainstream adoption.

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Blockchain for Project Managers for Smart Cities (Risks and Opportunities)IEEE Smart Cities Webinar: Blockchain for Project Managers for Smart Cities (Risks & Opportunities) - 21 February 2019

Presenters: Ignacio Varese and Gustavo Giannattasio

Blockchain is one of the new disrupting technologies nowadays. Blockchain started with Bitcoin, the first cryptocurrency. Bitcoin is digital money that is transmitted through Internet without intermediaries and is based in cryptography. Blockchain is the technology that allow peer to peer transactions without intermediaries, a distributed network to transmit value. The technology behind Bitcoin is Blockchain, and Blockchain is more than Bitcoin, Blockchain is business solution. We have many uses cases that use Blockchain solutions in Organizations in all industries. Blockchain came to stay, and we have to stay updated. Project managers have lots of opportunities, many Blockchain projects are coming and they have to know how its work. In the webinar we are going to do an introduction of blockchain, explaining why Blockchain is a revolution, I will show some uses cases and project manager opportunities, challenges and risks that they have.

In this webinar you will learn about:

  • Introduction to Blockchain
  • Use cases and project manager opportunities, challenges & risks.

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IEEE Smart Grid Webinar: Blockchain in Smart Grid - 17 May 2018

Claudio Lima, Ph.D.Presenter: Claudio Lima, Ph.D.
Co-Founder, Blockchain Engineering Council - BEC

Blockchain is considered to be a foundational technology that will create a new decentralized Internet layer. Most of today's Blockchain development has been focused on Bitcoin and Cryptocurrency. However, the vertical markets, particularly the Energy sector, will benefit from the adoption of Blockchain as a potential disruptive technology that complements the insertion of Internet of Things (IoT) that improves grid device-system management, cybersecurity, and also enabling a new layer of energy trading.

This webinar introduces a unique perspective of Blockchain applied to Smart Grid. It describes the basic principles of Blockchain, how it works, the key underlying technologies, the challenges and applications. It focuses on the enterprise energy segment, and the key elements and protocols.

It will introduce the Blockchain Energy Reference Framework that is being created for the IEEE standards, addressing the Blockchain application, process, data and network layers. Finally, it will present some specific Smart Grid Blockchain use cases, including IoT Energy Trading and Transactive Energy.

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IEEE TEC Webinar: Perspective, Challenges and Future of Automotive Cyber Security Enriched with Blockchain Technology - 6 December 2017

Madhusudan Singh, Ph.D.Presenter: Madhusudan Singh, Ph.D.
Yonsei Institute of Convergence Technology, Yonsei University

As we know, Intelligent vehicles are almost in market and very soon, it will replace the human drivers worldwide. The intelligent vehicles are internet-connected vehicles, which is also communicating and data sharing between vehicle-to- vehicle (V2V), vehicles-to-infrastructure (V2I), and within vehicles. In such vehicle communication, they use CALM, DSRC and WAVE communication channels. This kind of machine has many security vulnerabilities such as data security, privacy, legality, trust between vehicles etc. They need a strong security mechanism to solve these challenges. However, the Intelligent vehicles are making secured through the traditional security mechanism similar to information technology security standards (ISO 27000 and family), but a risk of attacks will reach new levels of interoperability, and the independent decision-making will begin to embed complexity, security loopholes and potential "black swan" events. This type of research need to be built-in security and architectural design to protect emerging threats. However, Blockchain technology will break this traditional mechanism for data validation and facilitate a trustworthy environment creation for Intelligent vehicles.

Blockchain is a secure decentralized distributed ledger. The intelligent vehicles with Blockchain can create and maintain a continuously growing data transaction blocks of cryptographically secured data records against fraudulence and tamper. Blockchain can also reduce the cost of data and unpredictability of working edge devices or connecting machines. It simplifies the development of cost-effective data transaction, where anything can be tracked and exchanged, without requiring a central body. However, security is big challenge for intelligent vehicles. This presentation will introduce the automotive cyber security: perspective, challenges, and discuss how can blockchain can provide a secure trust environment for the intelligent vehicles. Where unknown vehicles can communicate and share the data with each other’s without disclosing any personal information. We have tried to present a secure trust environment model for Intelligent machines based on blockchain.

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IEEE Internet Initiative Webinar: Introducing BlockchainIEEE Internet Initiative Webinar: Introducing Blockchain - 29 November 2016

Presented by: Greg Adamson, Chair IEEE Blockchain SIG, digital risk innovation consultant, Associate Professor University of Melbourne School of Engineering; Jonathan Mohan, Blockchain Consultant, Adviser to Factom and a founding contributor to the Ethereum project

Hosted by: Christopher Jannuzzi, Executive Director, IEEE Photonics Society

Through this webinar you will learn where blockchain technology sits in the technical landscape; the main elements of blockchain's primary application, Bitcoin; and the blockchain lexicon.

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