Blockchain/ Distributed Ledger

Blockchain WG Guest Presentation - Blockchain for Smart Cities - Nov 17th 8am PT / 5pm CET / 12am SGT*

  • 1.  Blockchain WG Guest Presentation - Blockchain for Smart Cities - Nov 17th 8am PT / 5pm CET / 12am SGT*

    Posted 28 days ago
    At our next Blockchain WG meeting, we will have a guest presentation with Col Inderjeet Singh.  The time of our meeting will be earlier by 2 hours to accommodate our presenter.  Please let me know if you have any questions.

    Blockchain for Smart Cities
    The modern smart city already constitutes a massive web of interconnected technologies, and that web is expected to grow rapidly, with Gartner projecting that 9.7 billion IoT devices will make up the typical smart city by 2020. This includes 10% of smart cities using streetlights as wide area networks to connect computing devices, the result being an unprecedented collection of data that must be protected from hacks and leaks.

    Blockchain is not only a platform on which the mass of new data derived from smart cities can be safely stored and accessed by those who should have access to it. The chain also may serve as the interoperable platform that gives residents of smart cities greater say in the decisions affecting their hyper-local communities, from budgeting to elections, etc. It may also serve as a reputation management tool, as these cities tend to be chock-full of citizens who demand a certain standard from individuals and businesses when it comes to communal and environmental care.

    Key Takeaways
    • Benefits of Blockchain for Running Cities
    • Blockchain's Use-Cases for Running Smart Cities



    *For SGT the presentation will be at 12am Nov 18th



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    Hillary Baron CCSK v4
    Program Manager, Research
    CSA
    Seattle WA
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