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Upcoming Webinars

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.

Register for this webinar at GoToWebinar


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:

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



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
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.

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)


News Articles

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.

Read more at IEEE Spectrum


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.

Read more at IEEE Innovation at Work


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.

Read more at IEEE Innovation at Work


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.

Read more at I-Connect007


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