CableLabs Webinar: Links in the Chain: CableLabs' Primer on What's Happening in Blockchain - 23 October 2019 at 11am ET / 8am PT
Jason Rupe, Principal Architect, CableLabs; Co-Chair, IEEE Blockchain
Steve Goeringer, Distinguished Technologist, CableLabs
Andy Dolan, Security Engineer, CableLabs
Block your calendars. Chain yourselves to your computers. You will not want to miss this webinar on the state of Blockchain and Distributed Ledger Technology as it relates to the Cable and Telecommunications industry.
Although blockchain remains in the early stages of widespread adoption, it is here to stay. Implementations for different real-world use cases will be described, as well as the meticulous design choices that are a critical prerequisite of a successful system. Practical considerations that must be addressed with the adoption of blockchain will also be discussed, the scalability of full ledgers key among them. Finally, efforts in producing blockchain standards will be enumerated, and their goals and impacts will be discussed.
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.
IEEE Standards Education e-Magazine
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
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.
Blockchain for Telecommunications
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.
IEEE Software Blockchain Paper Receives Award
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)
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.
The Institute Special Report on Blockchain
Articles in this special report include:
- IEEE Blockchain Initiative Helps to Advance the Decentralized Ledger
- How Blockchain Could Trace Food From Farm to Fork
- Five Surprising Blockchain Applications
Parliament Magazine Special Supplement on Blockchain
A Parliament Magazine special supplement with IEEE on the opportunities of Blockchain technology.
IEEE Virtual Event
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).
Blockchain-GDPR Privacy by Design
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)
Call for Interest to Volunteer for IEEE Blockchain
IEEE 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
The 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.
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)
New Alternative to Bitcoin Uses Negligible Energy
IEEE Spectrum - October 2019
Novel algorithms are secure like blockchains, but simpler, faster, and more energy-efficient
In a new study by the Federal Polytechnic School of Lausanne in Switzerland, scientists suggest simpler, faster, and less energy-intensive "consensusless" algorithms that generate just a few grams of carbon dioxide per transaction as an alternative to the Bitcoin protocol.
Blockchain Smartphones—Going Mobile
IEEE Innovation at Work - September 2019
While blockchain smartphones are not yet widely available, telcos have been investing in combining blockchain technology with smartphones to create decentralized mobile devices, which could lead to the creation of a decentralized web.
The Potential of Blockchain for IoT
IEEE Innovation at Work - September 2019
Expected to become a three billion dollar industry by 2025, the global blockchain Internet of Things market is expanding rapidly. Some benefits of utilizing blockchain in IoT include: protecting data against tampering, enabling increased autonomous functions through smart contracts, and even combating hackers by shutting down compromised devices in an IoT network.
IEEE's Future Directions Programs Target Reliability
I-Connect007 - August 2019
In this interview conducted at AWE 2019 in Santa Clara, Kathy Grise, IEEE Future Directions Senior Program Director, discusses the importance of reliability in today's technologies and how IEEE Future Directions is addressing this and other important concepts throughout its many initiatives, such as Blockchain.
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