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6 Blockchain Trends in 2020

Now that it has entered mainstream consciousness and experiencing a widespread adoption, blockchain is now well past the point that it’s only deemed as a trend. But then again, it’s still at its infancy. Despite being leveraged in many industries, the true promised blockchain remains to be seen. But with its increased relevance, trends are…

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How blockchain could prevent future data breaches

Just before the new year, approximately 15 million Canadians — about 40 percent of the entire population of Canada — learned that their sensitive personal data, collected by one of Canada’s major lab diagnostic and testing services, had been breached. The data included name, address, email, login, passwords, date of birth, health card number, and…

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COVID-19: Blockchain-Based Network To Solve Supply Chain Challenges

Main technology giant IBM is leveraging blockchain technology to connect buyers with non-traditional suppliers producing masks and other PPE needed to combat COVID-19. The company is leveraging its expertise with blockchain to help address medical supply chain shortages of personal protective equipment (PPE), used by health care professionals due to the COVID-19 pandemic. IBM has launched…

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ISOC-BSIG Free Courses offered by Coursera on Blockchain

It’s a free opportunity to learn and improve your skill with a free certification on the Blockchain domain in these topics mentioned below from the Coursera , Be sure certificates will only be provided to those who passed the exam. This offer is provided due to COVID-19 for a limited time so enroll into a…

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ISOC-BSIG Announces Election Results

The Internet Society Blockchain Special Interest Group (ISOC-BSIG) has announced today the conclusion of the voting process for electing its four officers, who will be forming the Executive Committee of the SIG. The results of the election are as follows: Chair: Tawanda Kembo: 51%Everette Hubbard: 49% Vice Chair:Akashdeep Bhardwaj: 34%Akua Walters: 25%Aliyu Usman Shehu: 24%Laxmaiah Mettu:…

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ISOC-BSIG Participates in the 2018 IGF in Paris

Several members of the Internet Society Blockchain Special Interest Group (ISOC-BSIG) participated in the 2018 Internet Governance Forum in Paris held during 12-14 November. For a comprehensive report on one of the blockchain sessions held at the event, visit Digital Watch at: https://dig.watch/sessions/blockchain-social-and-humanitarian-applications

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ISOC to organize blockchain workshops in Middle East

The Internet Society’s Middle East Bureau is organizing three blockchain workshops in July for the first time in the region and is inviting applicants to register. The workshops entitled “Blockchain Technologies and Internet Governance: Secrets and How Tos” will be held during 8-12 July in Amman, Beirut and Dubai and will focus on the basics…

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Blockchain is now an ISOC issue

The Internet Society has recently published a new blockchain Issue page on its official website and now appears on the website’s overall Issues page. It comes as the Blockchain SIG is about to mark its first anniversary next month. It is worth noting that ISOC had already featured blockchain technology in its Global Internet Report 2017 that focused on the digital futures. Furthermore, ISOC’s Internet Technology…

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Initiative in Canada to support blockchain start-ups

One of the main challenges confronting new blockchain start-ups is to find resources and expertise in supporting them so that they convert their ideas to viable and sustainable projects.Initiated by Toronto-based York University’s BlockchainHub, C-Lab was launched late to provide free space, in-house experts, networking opportunity, human resources, product building, beta testing, as well as funding opportunities….

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ISOC-BSIG to take part in ICANN60

The Internet Society Blockchain SIG will participate in ICANN60’s session on Emerging Identifiers Technology session on 31 October. ISOC-BSIG’s Chair Pindar Wong will share the panel with other distinguished speakers from Ethereum, ICANN and UPC-Barcelona Tech. The session is open to attend and will address  new technologies that affect or propose new approaches to the unique…

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