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IEEE Smart Grid Webinar: Blockchain in Smart Grid - 17 May 2018 at 1:00 pm ET

Presenter: Claudio Lima, Ph.D.
Co-Founder, Blockchain Engineering Council - BEC

Blockchain is considered to be a foundational technology that will create a new decentralized Internet layer. Most of today's Blockchain development has been focused on Bitcoin and Cryptocurrency. However, the vertical markets, particularly the Energy sector, will benefit from the adoption of Blockchain as a potential disruptive technology that complements the insertion of Internet of Things (IoT) that improves grid device-system management, cybersecurity, and also enabling a new layer of energy trading.

This webinar introduces a unique perspective of Blockchain applied to Smart Grid. It describes the basic principles of Blockchain, how it works, the key underlying technologies, the challenges and applications. It focuses on the enterprise energy segment, and the key elements and protocols.

It will introduce the Blockchain Energy Reference Framework that is being created for the IEEE standards, addressing the Blockchain application, process, data and network layers. Finally, it will present some specific Smart Grid Blockchain use cases, including IoT Energy Trading and Transactive Energy.

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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.

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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

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

Meet the IEEE Blockchain for Clinical Trials Whiteboard Challenge Winner
Beyond Standards - April 2018

"With the IEEE Blockchain for Clinical Trials event, the IEEE provided a forum for diverse groups interested in pharmaceuticals, medicine, and blockchain technologies to interface with each other."

Read more at Beyond Standards


Can Blockchain Secure the Internet of Things?
IEEE Transmitter - March 2018

"The Internet of Things (IoT) was a fixture in the news last year. While most of that press was positive, one negative area was security vulnerabilities (remember when IoT devices became part of a botnet that took down DNS servers?). Some progress has been made, but there’s a lot more work to be done."

Read more at IEEE Transmitter


Paying for Genetic Data with Cryptocurrency
IEEE Spectrum - March 2018

A startup is betting on blockchain to get people to sequence and share their genomes

Read more at IEEE Spectrum


How Blockchain Technology Can Improve the Way Companies Do Business
The Institute - February 2018

Maersk and Walmart have adopted IBM’s version

"Blockchain technology, best known for supporting Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies, is designed to be secure, transparent, and decentralized—the same characteristics that make it attractive to businesses for other uses such as managing their supply chain."

Read more at The Institute


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