2018 IEEE Blockchain Summit Korea
7-8 June 2018, Seoul, Korea
Blockchain, the distributed ledger technology underlying Bitcoin, presents much promise to numerous industries. As widespread attention and interest continues to garner around this emerging technology, it is important to ask three questions: What is the state of the technology today? Where is the technology headed? What are its interesting and useful applications? Accordingly, 2018 IEEE Blockchain Summit Korea will bring together thought leaders, decision makers, users and technologists to discuss the challenges and opportunities of blockchain technology. Attendees from industry, academia, government, and users will present on various topics including the current technology landscape, applications, use cases, policy, and regulation.
This two-day summit is a quickly organized event by a blockchain community in Korea before the main, global summit, IEEE Global Blockchain Summit, which will be held during 17-19 September 2018 in Gaithersburg, MD, USA. However, this will be a good opportunity to discover why the blockchain activities in Korea are so vibrant and leading the world, and why “Kimchi Premium” recently happened in Korea.
IEEE Blockchain Initiative
The IEEE Future Directions Committee, represented by the societies of the IEEE, has approved the formation of the IEEE Blockchain Initiative (BCI) effective January 1, 2018. The BCI will be the hub for all IEEE blockchain projects and activities. The BCI encompasses a comprehensive set of projects and activities supported by the following core subcommittees: Pre/Standards, Education, Conferences and Events, Community Development and Outreach, Publications, and Special Projects.