IEEE Publications on Blockchain
Reinforcing the Links of the Blockchain
IEEE Future Directions - November 2017
The purpose of this white paper is to explore the various ways by which the IEEE can lead and support an initiative on Blockchain while providing educational materials that will foster the next generation of blockchain engineers. This white paper summarizes and expands upon the IEEE Blockchain Incubator Workshop held by IEEE Future Directions at the end of October in 2017.
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External White Papers
Blockchain and Economic Development: Hype vs. Reality
Center for Global Development - July 2017
Increasing attention is being paid to the potential of blockchain technology to address long-standing challenges related to economic development. Blockchain proponents argue that it will expand opportunities for exchange and collaboration by reducing reliance on intermediaries and the frictions associated with them. The purpose of this paper is to provide a clear-eyed view of the technology’s potential in the context of development. In it, we focus on identifying the questions that development practitioners should be asking technologists, and challenges that innovators must address for the technology to meet its potential.
A Case Study for Blockchain in Healthcare: “MedRec” prototype for electronic health records and medical research data
MIT Media Lab, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center - August 2016
A decentralized record management system to handle electronic health records, using Blockchain technology that manages authentication, confidentiality, accountability and data sharing.
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