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Upcoming Virtual Event

IEEE Global Blockchain Virtual Summit on HealthcareIEEE Global Blockchain Virtual Summit on Healthcare | 29 January 2020
Paper Submissions Due: 20 December 2019

The IEEE Blockchain Initiative and the Editors of the IEEE Blockchain Technical Briefs cordially invite you to participate in a new and innovative event experience that infuses educational value coupled with presentations from Industry experts. Papers and their associated presentations are invited on all topics related to Blockchain and Healthcare, and especially for those related to: Blockchain Health Care Applications, Internet of Things (IoT), 5G, Artificial Intelligence (AI), Platform Technology, Quantum, Digital Assets, Clinical Research, Medical Devices, Pharma, Quality Assurance, Frameworks, Risk Management, Data Privacy, Identity Management, and Cybersecurity.

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2019 IEEE Global Blockchain Summit

2019 IEEE Global Blockchain Summit at NIST2019 IEEE Global Blockchain Summit @ NIST
16-18 September 2019 | Gaithersburg, Maryland, USA

Following the success of the first IEEE Blockchain-NIST Summit in 2018, IEEE Blockchain held a second edition to bring the best industry, government, and academy speakers to the 2019 IEEE Global Blockchain Summit. This 3-day intensive program covered the visionary hot topics, challenges, opportunities, and use cases in Blockchain technology. This year, a key theme was governance and regulation, and we had five panels addressing Government, Industry, Energy, Health Care, and Advanced R&D in Blockchain, led by government and industry visionaries.

Learn more at the summit website

 

IEEE Standards Education e-Magazine

IEEE Standards Education e-MagazineSpecial Issue on Blockchain Standards

The June 2019 issue of IEEE Standards Education e-Magazine is devoted to Blockchain. Read a selection of featured articles on this emerging ledger technology, its applications and use in 5G and IoT, and why new interoperability standards are needed for global adoption of this technology.

Letter from the Editor: Emerging Technology and Its Applications Require New Standards
Funny Pages: Blockchain
Blockchain Consensus for the Internet of Things
Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT) Blockchain Interoperability Standards
Towards an Open DLT Blockchain Energy Standards for Decentralized Grid Applications
Education: New Technologies Are Impacting and Changing Both Traditional and Modern Industries
Blockchain: A Key Enabler for 5G

 

IEEE Talks Blockchain

IEEE Talks BlockchainIEEE Talks Blockchain: Entrepreneurship, Activities, and Opportunities

In our first IEEE Talks Blockchain Q&A session, we spoke with Dr. Claudio Lima, industry thought leader and entrepreneur in Advanced Digital Transformation and the founder of the Blockchain Engineering Council (BEC). Dr. Lima gives an overview of the BEC and its mission, shares his thoughts on the benefits and challenges of blockchain, and touches on additional value propositions of blockchain adoption and applications.

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Blockchain for Telecommunications

Blockchain for Telecommunications WorkshopIEEE GLOBECOM 2019 Workshop: Blockchain for Telecommunications
Emerging Technologies for the Next Decade and Beyond
13 December 2019 | Waikoloa, Hawaii, USA

This IEEE GLOBECOM Telecom Blockchain Workshop will introduce the basic concepts of Blockchain applied to Telecommunications and will discuss emerging trends and the challenges ahead. It will also provide a forward-looking perspective on the emerging technologies and key applications in this new field.

Learn more at the workshop website

 

IEEE Software Blockchain Paper Receives Award

Blockchain-Enabled E-Voting
IEEE Software - July/August 2018

By Nir Kshetri and Jeffrey Voas

Published in the July/August 2018 issue of IEEE Software; recognized among the top eight winners of the 2018 Most Influential Blockchain Research Papers by the Third Blockchain Connect Conference Awards.

"E-Voting is among the key public sectors that can be disrupted by blockchain technology. The idea in blockchain-enabled e-voting (BEV) is simple. To use a digital-currency analogy, BEV issues each voter a “wallet” containing a user credential. Each voter gets a single “coin” representing one opportunity to vote. Casting a vote transfers the voter’s coin to a candidate’s wallet. A voter can spend his or her coin only once. However, voters can change their vote before a preset deadline."

Download the paper (PDF, 463 KB)

 

CES 2019

IEEE Live from CES 2019

IEEE: Live from CES 2019

What's new at CES this year? Check out IEEE's exclusive coverage of the event in our live blog, featuring the latest innovations being showcased on the trade show floor. This year, a special track on Blockchain explores how this revolutionary technology is being incorporated into business solutions to ensure greater security, from cryptocurrency to the supply chain.

Read more at IEEE Transmitter

 

 

The Institute Special Report on Blockchain

The Promise of BlockchainThe Promise of Blockchain
The Institute - December 2018

Articles in this special report include:

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Parliament Magazine Special Supplement on Blockchain

Blockchain: A New Digital RevolutionBlockchain: A New Digital Revolution
The Parliament Magazine - November 2018

A Parliament Magazine special supplement with IEEE on the opportunities of Blockchain technology.

Read more at The Parliament Magazine

 

 

Blockchain-GDPR Privacy by Design

Blockchain-GDPR Privacy by DesignHow Decentralized Blockchain Internet Will Comply with GDPR Data Privacy
July 2018

By Claudio Lima, Ph.D., Blockchain Engineering Council, BEC Co-Founder; Vice Chair, IEEE Blockchain Standards

"The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) that was recently approved for implementation in the EEUU by May 25th, 2018 is already creating some controversies, when confronted with emerging Blockchain technologies, regarding what they have most in common: data privacy and protection. These are two are essential areas where Blockchain shines."

Download the paper (PDF, 899 KB)

Read Dr. Lima's article "Adapting Blockchain for GDPR Compliance" at InformationWeek

 

Call for Interest to Volunteer for IEEE Blockchain

IEEE BlockchainIEEE Blockchain is currently seeking volunteers to participate in the initiative and support ongoing activities. This is a call to all IEEE Blockchain Technical Community Members. For more information, please access our Call for Interest page and sign in with your IEEE Blockchain Technical Community account. If you are not a member of the IEEE Blockchain Technical Community, sign up today for free!

 

 

 

IEEE Blockchain eLearning Modules

IEEE Blockchain eLearning ModulesThe IEEE Blockchain Initiative 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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New IEEE Blockchain White Paper Available

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.

Download the white paper (PDF, 1 MB)

 

News Articles

Blockchain Based Connected Vehicles for Smart Green City Environment
IEEE Tech Policy & Ethics - December 2019

Vehicles are a major contributor to air pollution, which has led to a plethora of negative impacts on human health and the environment. This article proposes an IoT-enabled solution powered by blockchain to foster environment friendly practices in registered vehicle owners.

Read more at IEEE Tech Policy & Ethics

 

What’s Happening in Blockchain?
IEEE Innovation at Work - December 2019

Blockchain's secure distributed ledger technology is already impacting a number of industries, growing far beyond digital currencies. Learn about recent developments that have been made in the fields of supply chain, healthcare, the Internet of Things (IoT), and energy.

Read more at IEEE Innovation at Work

 

Public Integrity Auditing for Cloud Storage Based on Consortium Blockchain
IEEE ComSoc Technical Committees Newsletter - November 2019

In this article, a consortium blockchain scheme is explored as a solution for public integrity verification for cloud storage. The model intends to reach three goals: correctness, efficiency, and accountable traceability. Performance evaluations show that the proposed scheme can alleviate burden on data owners.

Read more in the IEEE ComSoc Technical Committees Newsletter

 

The Blockchain Job Boom Continues
IEEE Spectrum - November 2019

For job seekers with cryptocurrency expertise, the best time to change jobs might be when Bitcoin takes a dive

New career opportunities for professionals with blockchain expertise continue to be on the rise as employers need blockchain engineers whether Bitcoin prices are high or low.

Read more at IEEE Spectrum

 

The Potential of Blockchain and Telemedicine
IEEE Innovation at Work - November 2019

The integration of blockchain technologies in healthcare could lead to an industry-wide transformation with improved security and data sharing capabilities. One area in particular that could greatly benefit from the adoption of blockchain is telemedicine, which involves the remote delivery of healthcare services over telecommunications.

Read more at IEEE Innovation at Work

 

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