Blockchain-GDPR Privacy by Design
By Claudio Lima, Ph.D., Blockchain Engineering Council, BEC Co-Founder; Vice Chair, IEEE Blockchain Standards - July 2018
"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."
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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.
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IEEE Blockchain Incubator Workshop
A white paper and presentations from the IEEE Blockchain Incubator Workshop held 26-27 October 2017 in Arlington, VA are now available for download.
Five Surprising Applications of Blockchain Technology
The Institute - August 2018
Uses include verifying information about job candidates and tracking gun ownership
Blockchain is perhaps best known as the underlying technology to support cryptocurrency transactions. But the decentralized ledger has the potential to be adopted for a host of other applications, replacing existing systems to provide more transparency and security.
Adapting Blockchain for GDPR Compliance
InformationWeek - August 2018
Yes, there are ways for Blockchain applications to be compliant with the European Union's GDPR privacy regulations.
IEEE Blockchain Initiative Helps to Advance the Decentralized Ledger
The Institute - August 2018
Members are developing standards and e-learning courses, and forming local groups
"To help advance the technology, IEEE launched its Blockchain Initiative in January, and dozens of activities are underway. They include standards development and e-learning courses, as well as conferences. Groups have been formed worldwide to focus on blockchain applications based on local needs."
Blockchain Smart Contracts: How the Music Industry Stands to Benefit
IEEE Innovation at Work - July 2018
"With all the music apps available today, you’d think that musicians are raking in money, hand over fist. But with many parties clamoring for their share, from music labels to producers, managers, and more, and unreliable metadata (which contains info like who the rights holders are) accompanying each track, an artist may not get paid for their work for quite some time – or at all. This is a huge issue, especially for smaller artists who depend on that income as they’re getting started in the industry."
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