Upcoming Panel Session
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
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 Talks Blockchain
In our latest IEEE Talks Blockchain Q&A session, we spoke with Dr. Ramesh Ramadoss, co-chair of the IEEE Blockchain Initiative. Dr. Ramadoss discusses the evolution of the blockchain ecosystem, including emerging applications, standardization efforts, and opportunities for future growth and development.
IEEE@Home Blockchain Series
In the latest 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.
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.
IEEE Blockchain Transactive Energy Summit
IEEE Blockchain Transactive Energy Summit
3-4 February 2020 | Boulder, Colorado, USA
This two-day event at the University of Colorado focused on applications of blockchain in the transactive energy space. The summit featured keynotes, tutorials, peer-reviewed technical paper presentations, posters, demos, and exhibitions from world-leading service providers, solution vendors, research institutes, open-source projects, and academia.
The summit was a forum for the technical exchange of the latest research and innovation, regulation, policies, standards, and applications in the exciting and emerging area of blockchain for transactive energy. Co-hosted by IEEE Blockchain and the University of Colorado Blockchain Alliance (UCBA).
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
Blockchain for Telecommunications
This workshop & industry forum introduced the basic concepts of blockchain applied to telecommunications and discussed emerging trends and the challenges ahead. It also provided 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
Parliament Magazine Special Supplement on Blockchain
A Parliament Magazine special supplement with IEEE on the opportunities of Blockchain technology.
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)
How Blockchain Solutions Can Improve the Education Sector
IEEE Tech Policy & Ethics - July 2020
Starting with identity management and the “laws of identity,” this article will discuss the current challenges and requirements imposed upon students in the education sector today. Building upon identity and record-keeping on a blockchain, the access granted to requesting entities is defined within access security. An exploration of the challenges and benefits by implementing blockchain and identity management with access security will highlight areas where complicated processes can be simplified with the use of blockchain technology. The summary below will detail how blockchain and identity management can be implemented to simplify and improve the current procedures that exist today.
How Blockchain Is Revolutionizing Global Supply Chains During the Pandemic
IEEE Innovation at Work - June 2020
The pandemic has created major disruptions in the global supply chain, calling attention to the greater need for connectivity and data transfer. To help improve and streamline current processes, organizations around the world are already integrating blockchain technologies into supply chains.
Can Blockchain Help to Stop the Spread of COVID-19?
IEEE Innovation at Work - April 2020
Learn how blockchain can be used to track the COVID-19 pandemic and help officials better understand the virus in order to make decisions about how to curb its spread.
Access past articles below.