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ANON Blockchain Summit

ANON Blockchain Summit

ANON Blockchain Summit
2-3 April 2019 | Vienna, Austria

30% discount for IEEE members and the IEEE Blockchain Technical Community for the ANON Blockchain Summit Austria in Vienna, 2-3 April!

The event brings together academia, industry and policy makers focusing on real life applications of blockchain in business, government, banking & finance, healthcare as well as energy. Experienced speakers, including Dr. Ramesh Ramadoss, co-chair of the IEEE Blockchain Initiative, will examine the opportunities and threats of this emerging technology. For the discount, use the code "IEEE30" during registration.

Learn more at the ANON Blockchain Summit website


IEEE Software Blockchain Paper Receives Award

Blockchain-Enabled E-Voting
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:

Read this issue online

Read more Blockchain articles at The Institute


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




Register Now for 2-Day IEEE Virtual Event

Advanced Blockchain for EnterpriseAdvanced Blockchain for Enterprise Virtual Event - 4-5 December 2018
IEEE Educational Activities

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).

Access the course on demand


Blockchain-GDPR Privacy by Design

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

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."

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.

View the courses


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)


IEEE Blockchain Incubator Workshop

IEEE Blockchain Incubator Workshop26-27 October 2017 | Arlington, VA, USA

A white paper and presentations from the IEEE Blockchain Incubator Workshop held 26-27 October 2017 in Arlington, VA are now available for download.

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News Articles

Can Blockchain Solve the Internet’s Privacy Problem?
IEEE Innovation at Work - February 2019

In the wake of recent online privacy scandals, divulging private information online may leave one feeling a bit unsettled. Blockchain technology, with the help of uncensorable communication and personal cloud servers, could help people take back control of their personal data and revolutionize the way we communicate.

Read more at IEEE Innovation at Work


What's in a Blockchain? With New Tools, Anyone Can Find Out
IEEE Spectrum - February 2019

Services available through Google's BigQuery platform make it easy to search and analyze blockchain transactions

Recently, several projects have set out to make it much easier to access and query blockchain data, such as Google's new BigQuery platform, which provides full datasets from eight of the most active blockchain networks in a form that is easily accessible to data scientists. The platform gives remote access to blockchains structured in a relational database, updated daily in the cloud.

Read more at IEEE Spectrum


4 Blockchain Energy Companies to Watch in 2019
IEEE Innovation at Work - January 2019

"New energy blockchain concepts seemed to crop up nearly weekly in 2018. A recent Greentech Media survey of energy and blockchain insiders revealed four companies to watch in the energy blockchain industry in 2019."

Read more at IEEE Innovation at Work


Ethereum Plans to Cut Its Absurd Energy Consumption by 99 Percent
IEEE Spectrum - January 2019

The cryptocurrency is going on an energy diet to compete with more efficient blockchains

While mining the cryptocurrency Ethereum consumes a quarter to half of what Bitcoin mining does, the typical Ethereum transaction still uses more power than the average U.S. household consumes in a day. An overhaul of Ethereum’s code in 2019 could lead to more efficient transactions that use just one percent of the energy consumed today.

Read more at IEEE Spectrum


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