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2022 IEEE 1st Global Emerging Technology Blockchain Forum

2022 IEEE 1st Global Emerging Technology Blockchain ForumIEEE GET Blockchain Forum 2022
7-11 November 2022 | Virtual Event

The 2022 IEEE 1st Global Emerging Technology Blockchain Forum brought together experts from industry, academia, and research to exchange their vision as well as their achieved advances in Blockchain and DLT, and encourage innovative cross-domain studies, research, early deployment, and large-scale pilot showcases that address the challenges of Blockchain while identifying and investigating the possibilities of future Blockchain/DLT networks.

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IEEE Blockchain Technical Briefs

IEEE Blockchain Tech BriefsQ4-2022 Issue Now Available

The Q4-2022 issue of IEEE Blockchain Tech Briefs features a selection of articles that explore Vehicle Information as a Service (VIAAS), an incentive system for decentralized DAG-based platforms, blockchain technology for secure IoT, decentralized marketplaces for the computing continuum, and InterPlanetary File System (IPFS).

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2022 IEEE Blockchain Americas (BCAMS)

2022 IEEE Blockchain Americas (BCAMS)2022 IEEE Blockchain Americas (BCAMS)
23-24 August 2022 | Virtual Event

Missed IEEE Blockchain Americas (BCAMS) 2022? The entire event is now available on-demand for free! BCAMS 2022 was a virtual event that brought together Blockchain experts & novices, industry, government, and academia. Access speaker talks, panel discussions, and educational tracks that cover the intersection of blockchain in the public sector, autonomous vehicles, cybersecurity and more.

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New Cyber Frontier Podcast

New Cyber Frontier Podcast: Using Emerging Technology to Problem-Solve HealthcareUsing Emerging Technology to Problem-Solve Healthcare

In this episode of New Cyber Frontier, host Chris Gorog interviews Gora Datta, the founding member of HL7 mobile health. This conversation is packed full of interesting perspectives from IEEE healthcare and the world of emerging technologies.

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Certifying to IEEE Blockchain Standards Webinar

Certifying to IEEE Blockchain Standards Webinar24 February 2022 | Virtual Event

The IEEE Blockchain certification program is being developed by the IEEE Blockchain Conformity Assessment Committee (BCAC), comprised of industry stakeholders, that will bring value to users, manufacturers, solution providers, regulators, and other potential beneficiaries. Listen to industry stakeholders speak about the IEEE standards in development and the need for conformity assessment.

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New 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.

New for 2021: Designing Blockchain Solutions course series


Blockchain Transactive Energy (BCTE) Position Paper Now Available

IEEE Blockchain Transactive Energy (BCTE) Position PaperIEEE Blockchain Transactive Energy (BCTE) Position Paper
A Bridge to a Democratized Energy Marketplace

This Position Paper describes the basic framework and principles for using blockchain technology in power and energy domains with the emerging participatory grid. A key goal is the development of the most promising global Transactive Energy use cases which can be advanced toward broader commercialization using blockchain technology.

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IEEE Healthcare: Blockchain & AI

IEEE Healthcare: Blockchain and AI Virtual SeriesIEEE Healthcare: Blockchain & AI Virtual Series

The IEEE Healthcare: Blockchain & AI Virtual Series is a fully virtual event series designed to convene a robust and vibrant community around the topic of blockchain and AI enabled healthcare. Through podcasts, virtual keynotes, industry forums, digitally curated poster competitions, globally connected standards collaborations, and publications, this series aims to deliver actionable discussions from all aspects of the healthcare industry.

Learn more and access session recordings at the IEEE Healthcare: Blockchain & AI website.


IEEE Blockchain Podcast Series

IEEE Blockchain Podcast Series

Listen to the latest episode of the IEEE Blockchain Q&A Podcast Series with the experts. Through this new series, IEEE Blockchain brings you insight and innovations from researchers, practitioners, and leading experts working in the area of blockchain and exploring its applications across various industries.

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IEEE Experts Weigh Social Implications of Emerging Technologies in Future Pandemics

IEEE Experts Weigh Social Implications of Emerging Technologies in Future PandemicsThe technologies include big data, blockchain, 5G, and drones

Emerging technologies can help societies during global pandemics, but deployment and implementation must be carefully guided. In this article, thought leaders from IEEE Future Directions initiatives on Blockchain, Brain, Digital Reality, and Future Networks explore the societal aspects of utilizing emerging technologies to secure health and economic systems against future pandemics.

Read more at IEEE Spectrum



IEEE Talks Blockchain

IEEE Talks BlockchainIEEE Talks Blockchain: Overview of the Blockchain Ecosystem

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.

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IEEE@Home Blockchain Series

IEEE@Home Blockchain Series - Blockchain Skills for ICT ProfessionalsIEEE@Home Blockchain Series
Blockchain Skills for ICT Professionals
- 25 September 2020

In the latest IEEE@Home Blockchain session, Catarina Ferreira da Silva, assistant professor, University Institute of Lisbon (ISCTE-IUL), addresses blockchain skills for ICT professionals. Co-sponsored by IEEE Portugal Blockchain WG team.

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IEEE Blockchain Transactive Energy Summit

IEEE Blockchain Transactive Energy SummitIEEE 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).


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


Blockchain for Telecommunications

Blockchain for Telecommunications WorkshopIEEE GLOBECOM 2019 Workshop & Industry Forum: Blockchain for Telecommunications
Emerging Technologies for the Next Decade and Beyond
13 December 2019 | Waikoloa, Hawaii, USA

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.

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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)


The Institute Special Report on Blockchain

The Promise of BlockchainThe Promise of Blockchain
The Institute - December 2018

Articles in this special report include:

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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.

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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!




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

Can Blockchain Revolutionize Healthcare?
IEEE Innovation at Work - August 2022

One sector already capitalizing on blockchain technology is the healthcare industry. By adopting distributed ledger technology for storage & data accessibility, drug tracking, and remote monitoring, blockchin offers solutions across numerous applications, but regulations and infrastructure challenges still remain.

Read more at IEEE Innovation at Work


Technical Skills That Will Prepare You for the Blockchain Revolution
IEEE Innovation at Work - July 2022

Blockchain is transforming the way industries around the world conduct business. Given the number of industries this technology will impact, from global supply chains to real estate to law enforcement and more, the blockchain market is now expected to reach $163 billion by 2027. As such, many technical professionals are looking to expand their skills to include blockchain.

Read more at IEEE Innovation at Work


A More Reliable Way of Using Blockchain for Cloud Storage
IEEE Xplore - June 2022

As industries around the globe turn to blockchain-based solutions for cloud storage, both reliability and data integrity remain a primary concern. Now, a team of IEEE researchers introduce a secure data storage and recovery scheme for blockchain-based networks to address these challenges.

Read more at IEEE Xplore


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