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Weekend Update: This Week’s Round-up of Remote Blockchain Learning Resources

By Blog, Weekend Update

Welcome to the Weekend Update. Our goal with this weekly post is to share quick updates about online education, networking and collaboration opportunities and resources for the open source enterprise blockchain community. 

If you have suggestions for resources or events that we should spotlight in a future Weekend Update, let us know here using #HLWeekendUpdate.

Hyperledger Project Webinar: Hyperledger Besu

Hear from Hyperledger Besu developers about the new features introduced with version 1.5.  As part of the project update, the team will provide a demo of the new features and talk about the roadmap. Come prepared with questions!

The webinar will be at 10:00 a.m. EDT on August 5. Go here to register.

Webinar: COVID Pandemic Accelerating Industry 4.0, What is the Role of AI, Blockchain, & Digital Identity?

Join Chainyard’s Gigo Joseph, vice president, blockchain services, and Isaac Kunkel, senior vice president, for a panel discussion on the impact of the pandemic on new technology adoption and use cases. The discussion is part of a webinar series presented by the University of Dubai’s Center of Business Research and Consultancy.

The webinar will be at 1:00 p.m. UTC on August 5. Go here to register.

Webinar: Building and Scaling Blockchain Solutions for the Greater Good

CoinDesk and IBM are teaming up for a discussion on how IBM Blockchain solutions are being used to help corporations deliver technology for social good and for a variety of industry solutions. The discussion will include technology options for deploying blockchain network components on-premises with System Z, in public clouds, or in hybrid cloud architectures.

The webinar will be at 11:00 a.m. EDT on August 6. Go here to register.

Virtual Meetups

See the full Virtual Meetup schedule here

Hyperledger-powered Internet of Things applications

By Blog, Hyperledger Besu, Hyperledger Fabric

The Internet of Things (IoT) is driving an array of new distributed technology models and applications. The potential for pairing IoT and blockchain is increasingly a hot topic. This month, as part of #HypereldgerIoT, we take a look at some productions examples where the technologies are already working together. 

Read on for more about Hyperledger-powered IoT applications at work across a mix of use cases:

Norwegian Seafood Traceability Network

A recently launched Norwegian seafood traceability network leverages IBM Blockchain, which is built on Hyperledger Fabric, to share supply chain data throughout Norway’s seafood industry. The goal is to provide safer, better seafood to consumers worldwide. The network uses IoT sensors to report key environmental parameters. Starting with aquaculture, the sensors will monitor and report on the conditions required to produce high quality fish, such as water temperature, oxygen levels, and water quality, and when the fish are transported, IoT sensors will track and report factors such as the length of journey, temperature, and movement in transit. Several Norwegian seafood companies are now in the process of putting data onto the network.

My Sensor

My Sensor is an IoT device developed by Movistar that detects minute concentrations of Radon gas in the surroundings. Radon is a naturally occurring gas which may build up in your property in enclosed spaces, particularly in the basement and on lower floors. If Radon levels exceed certain thresholds, it can affect people’s health.

Leveraging Telefonica’s TrustOS MQTT module, My Sensor tracks and certifies the historical series of Radon gas concentration. The user can get a certification with full proof that guarantees the concentration did not exceed the thresholds in a period or did it during n measurements in a raw. The sensor sent the measurements through TrustOS to a Hyperledger Fabric network where some chaincodes are monitoring and certifying that the measures are in the expected range (or eventually are out of the range). The network itself certifies the series of measurements and anyone can verify it without any doubt avoiding the participation of a trusted expert third party.

VideoCoin Network

The VideoCoin Network is a decentralised video infrastructure that provides developers with video processing services that are simple to use and inexpensive compared to centralised providers. Developed by the VideoCoin Development Association Ltd. and implemented by services provider Live Planet, Inc., the VideoCoin Network runs on the Public Mint platform and is enabled by a native protocol token, the VideoCoin (VID). 

Powered by a large-scale, distributed video infrastructure, the VideoCoin Network marshals under-utilised computing resources from around the world, including IoT devices, to revolutionise enterprise-grade video services with blockchain technology. 

“Public Mint provides a revolutionary and first of its kind money system that lets us use real USD as programmable currency  allowing us to pay tens of thousands of participants on our network. This satisfies our needs to pay anyone whether they’re running a datacenter or a Raspberry Pi IoT device.” – Devadutta Ghat, CTO at LivePlanet Inc.

Backed by Hyperledger Besu distributed ledger technology, Public Mint fosters a marketplace of Smart Services that can run on top of Public Mint’s programmable fiat platform. Anyone can use the current Smart Services or build new ones, using Public Mint’s Open APIs and open-source wallet.

IoT devices integrity service

This service is an extra feature of the Hyperledger Fabric-based TrustOS product. A part of Telefonica’s TrustOS software, this library is provided to be executed by IoT devices in the secure boot. It adds as an additional HTTP header including a checksum of the secure boot for each request sent by the devices.

The first time a device sends this header, TrustOS creates an asset to track any variation in the device behaviour (including besides detecting new checksum, an IA assessing pace and frequency of the requests). Any request is registered and, if something unexpected is detected, a warning is triggered to quickly act over the affected device.

This service can’t avoid unauthorized tampering or unexpected updates but helps in identifying problems earlier and without any doubt. The result: it adds extra trustworthiness-proof beyond KPII.

Join the conversation about blockchain-based IoT applications with #HyperledgerIoT this month on social channels. 

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Weekend Update: This Week’s Round-up of Remote Blockchain Learning Resources

By Blog, Weekend Update

Welcome to the Weekend Update. Our goal with this weekly post is to share quick updates about online education, networking and collaboration opportunities and resources for the open source enterprise blockchain community. 

If you have suggestions for resources or events that we should spotlight in a future Weekend Update, let us know here using #HLWeekendUpdate.

Free training courses

The Linux Foundation offers free online-learning courses on a range of open source topics from Linux to blockchain, networking to cloud, and everything in between. Below are some options for those looking to dive deeper into Hyperledger and enterprise blockchain:

Introduction to Hyperledger Blockchain Technologies
This free introductory course is carefully curated for nontechnical, business-oriented audiences and examines blockchains for the enterprise. 

To learn more, go here.

Hyperledger Sawtooth for Application Developer
This course covers the basics of blockchain and permissioned networks and then introduces students to Hyperledger Sawtooth. Students will learn the principles of application design and development for the Hyperledger Sawtooth platform and create a full-featured Hyperledger Sawtooth blockchain application. The course is free, but there is a paid certificate option as well. 

To learn more, go here.

Virtual Meetups

See the full Virtual Meetup schedule here

Weekend Update: This Week’s Round-up of Remote Blockchain Learning Resources

By Blog, Weekend Update

Welcome to the Weekend Update. Our goal with this weekly post is to share quick updates about online education, networking and collaboration opportunities and resources for the open source enterprise blockchain community. 

If you have suggestions for resources or events that we should spotlight in a future Weekend Update, let us know here using #HLWeekendUpdate.

Singapore Blockchain Week (July 21-23)

This year’s Singapore Blockchain Week will be hosted online and bring together governments, industry leaders, academics and innovators, and aid collaboration on both regional and international level. 

As part of the program, Hyperledger’s Brian Behlendorf will be part of the panel “Accelerating the Adoption of Blockchain at the Enterprise Level” taking place Tuesday, July 21, at 10:00 a.m. SGT.

Free passes are available. Once you register, make sure to stop by the Hyperledger virtual booth. The Trade Finance SIG will be meeting there from 3:30-5:00 p.m. SGT on July 21. The meeting will include a panel with speakers from ABN AMRO, dltledgers, IBM and We.trade.

Registration details are here.

Webinar: Observability of multi-party computation with OpenTelemetry

Tune in to a webinar led by Splunk detailing how the latest innovation in managing logs through OpenTelemetry, a project of the Cloud Native Computing Foundation, makes it possible to combine multiple blockchain systems to report fine-grained information into a comprehensive consortium view. As part of their talk, Antoine Toulme and DaveMcAllister Sr of Spunk will share a reference architecture to integrate best of breed technologies: Kubernetes, OpenTelemetry Collector and Hyperledger Fabric.

The webinar will be at 10:00 a.m. PDT on July 23. Go here to register.

Capital Markets Special Interest Group Digital Dollar Project (DDP) discussion

This week, the Hyperledger Capital Markets SIG fielded a detailed discussion about the prospect of a digital version of the U.S. dollar as outlined in the Digital Dollar Project whitepaper. Go here to find a recording of the meeting as well as links to the white paper and to added background documents.

Virtual Meetups

See the full Virtual Meetup schedule here

Weekend Update: This Week’s Round-up of Remote Blockchain Learning Resources

By Blog, Weekend Update

Welcome to the Weekend Update. Our goal with this weekly post is to share quick updates about online education, networking and collaboration opportunities and resources for the open source enterprise blockchain community. 

If you have suggestions for resources or events that we should spotlight in a future Weekend Update, let us know here using #HLWeekendUpdate.

Webinar: DLT Labs & Walmart Use Blockchain to Improve Margins, Visibility & Transparency Throughout the Supply Chain

Tune in at 10:00 a.m. ET on July 15 to hear a presentation from Loudon Owen of DLT Labs on an out-of-the-box platform with configurable modules called Samepaging. Samepaging can integrate with legacy systems and enable two companies looking to share information in order to do business to ensure agreements are being followed. Each participant in the process knows the integrity of the data is inherently accurate and up to date. This improvement to the process enables participants to forecast predictions that directly impact revenue and margins for the entire company. Samepaging is used today, in full production, by Walmart and its national network to improve their supply chain.

To register, go here

Hands-on with Hyperledger Besu

Engineers from PegaSys, trainers from ConsenSys Academy, and contributors from the Hyperledger community are providing four weeks of free hands-on training to help developers deepen their knowledge of Hyperledger Besu. Weekly sessions will run until July 31st. Individuals can join anytime during July.

Go here for added details.

New online Hyperledger study group 

The Hyperledger India Chapter is starting a weekly online certification study circle in collaboration with Saintgits College of Engineering for people in Asia Pacific who want to go through Hyperledger training material in a group setting. The first session is Saturday, July 11, at 2PM IST. 

To find out more, go here.

Virtual Meetups

See the full Virtual Meetup schedule here

Weekend Update: This Week’s Round-up of Remote Blockchain Learning Resources

By Blog, Weekend Update

Welcome to the Weekend Update. We are putting this round-up out a day early as many will be enjoying a long weekend starting tomorrow. Our goal with this weekly post is to share quick updates about online education, networking and collaboration opportunities and resources for the open source enterprise blockchain community. 

If you have suggestions for resources or events that we should spotlight in a future Weekend Update, let us know here using #HLWeekendUpdate.

Hands-on with Hyperledger Besu

Engineers from PegaSys, trainers from ConsenSys Academy, and contributors from the Hyperledger community are providing four weeks of free hands-on training to help developers deepen their knowledge of Hyperledger Besu. The first class is July 6th and weekly sessions will run until July 31st. Individuals can join anytime during July.

Go here for added details: https://pages.consensys.net/hyperledger-besu-hands-on

Live private coaching sessions for mastering Hyperledger Fabric

Coding Bootcamps is now offering live tutoring classes for mastering blockchain development and Hyperledger Fabric. It is a great opportunity to improve your Hyperledger Fabric skills by discussing your problems and questions with an industry expert. To get added details or to register, visit the below pages:

Virtual Meetups

See the full Virtual Meetup schedule here

Hyperledger Community on Camera: “How To Get Involved” Video Series – Part V

By Blog, Special Interest Group, Video

While the Hyperledger community was gathered in Phoenix at Hyperledger Global Forum, many members took the time to sit down, on camera, and explain what happens in the array of Hyperledger working groups, special interest groups (SIGs) and technology projects. These videos are great introductions to the community-driven activities in the Hyperledger ecosystem. Geared towards anyone looking to take on a more active role in the effort to advance open source enterprise blockchain, the “How To Get Involved” video series provides an overview of the goals, key initiatives and target use cases each for each group or project. The message in each case is that you are invited to join and all are welcome here.

In this final post, we are spotlighting four special interest groups that are hard at work applying blockchain to core infrastructure challenges. Learn more about how to help drive industry adoption in capital markets, public sector, supply chain and telecom with these videos:

Capital Markets Special Interest Group

Public Sector Special Interest Group

Supply Chain Special Interest Group

Telecom Special Interest Group

Weekend Update: This Week’s Round-up of Remote Blockchain Learning Resources

By Blog, Weekend Update

Welcome to the Weekend Update. Our goal with this weekly post is to share quick updates about online education, networking and collaboration opportunities and resources for the open source enterprise blockchain community. 

If you have suggestions for resources or events that we should spotlight in a future Weekend Update, let us know here using #HLWeekendUpdate.

Open Source Summit North America

Hosted by the Linux Foundation, Open Source Summit connects the open source ecosystem under one roof. It’s a unique environment for cross-collaboration between developers, sysadmins, devops, architects and others who are driving technology forward.

At this year’s virtual event, Hyperledger’s Brian Behlendorf will be speaking on “Digital identity: Increasing online trust and privacy simultaneously through blockchain.” His talk will be June 30 at 12:25pm CDT.

Go here to register: 

Webinar: Blockchain and Drug Supply Assurance in the Coronavirus Era

Tune in at 10:00 a.m. ET on July 1 to hear a presentation from Ben Taylor of Ledger Domain on BRUINchain, a last-mile blockchain-driven solution used by real caregivers to help deliver life-saving medications. BRUINchain was deployed and tested by LedgerDomain and UCLA Health as part of a peer-reviewed study commissioned by the US FDA and published in Blockchain in Healthcare Today. The study is among the first of its kind to reveal exactly how blockchain could save pharmacies billions of dollars in labor and safety stock costs alone.

Register here.

Complete Self-Paced Hyperledger Training Classes

Linux Foundation Authorized Training Partner Coding Bootcamps offers complete blockchain training classes in both self-paced and live formats in English and Spanish. Visit this page to see the list of self-paced blockchain classes. 

Right now, Coding Bootcamps is offering the Hyperledger community a 50% discount on the Hyperledger Fabric V2 courses listed below using the coupon code: HF-happy-day. This promotion ends Monday July 6th

Blockchain Management in Hyperledger Fabric V2 for System Admins

Hyperledger Fabric V2 for Developers

Virtual Meetups

See the full Virtual Meetup schedule here

Developer Showcase Series: Jim Sullivan, DC Web Makers

By Blog, Developer Showcase

Back to our Developer Showcase Series to learn what developers in the real world are doing with Hyperledger technologies. Next up is Jim Sullivan of DC Web Makers.

What advice would you offer other technologists or developers interested in getting started working on blockchain?

Blockchain is the Internet of Value as opposed to today’s Internet of Information. Building blockchain applications is no different from any other application. Regard blockchain applications as transaction applications. Blockchain applications permanently record asset transfer and asset ownership.

Give a bit of background on what you’re working on, and let us know what was it that made you want to get into blockchain?

In my work as a software engineer, I have had the opportunity to see how blockchain can rewrite rules for everyday interactions. For example, in the not too distant future, we will use blockchain to manage cellular numbers. Cellular numbers are assets, and similar to any other asset, these numbers can be modeled on a blockchain. Blockchain will allow cellular, and all phone,  numbers to be more easily and securely managed, and less subject to fraud.   

What project in Hyperledger are you working on? Any new developments to share? Can you sum up your experience with Hyperledger?

We are building an application for a cross-border secure supply chain. The Hyperledger channels provide suppliers a path for interacting with the end customer, while ensuring that their data is only visible to the end customer. The channels ensure that no supplier’s data is visible to the other suppliers.

What are the main differences between developing blockchain applications in Hyperledger or Ethereum?

While working at DC Web Makers, I often have to follow a client’s requirements especially their blockchain platform choice for development. However, I personally enjoy writing codes for both Hyperledger and Ethereum platforms. My favorite Hyperledger framework is Hyperledger Fabric and my favorite Ethereum framework and tool are Remix and the Truffle Suite. There is no doubt about it.

What do you think is most important for Hyperledger to focus on in the next year?

The most important thing Hyperledger can focus on is increasing the number of transactions per second. 

As Hyperledger’s incubated projects start maturing and hit 1.0s and beyond, what are the most interesting technologies, apps, or use cases coming out as a result from your perspective?

Hyperledger Transact is a really interesting product. We need methods for quickly creating distributed ledger technology (DLT) applications.

What’s the one issue or problem you hope blockchain can solve?

Blockchain is going to solve many problems. However, I am looking forward to seeing blockchain secure the supply chain. This will add to the quality of products and make products safer. This will enhance the quality of life for all people, everywhere. 

Where do you hope to see Hyperledger and/or blockchain in 5 years?

We hope to see robust widely accepted Hyperledger DLT applications. We need to see the number of transactions per second increase to compete against other financial systems.

What is the best piece of developer advice you’ve ever received?

Use the Scrum process, or a variation, and demo work back to the customer.

What technology could you not live without?

The Internet.

Weekend Update: This Week’s Round-up of Remote Blockchain Learning Resources

By Blog, Weekend Update

Welcome to this week’s Weekend Update. We are putting this out a day early as the Linux Foundation and Hyperledger staff will be observing Juneteeth tomorrow. 

Our goal with these weekly posts is to share quick updates about online education, networking and collaboration opportunities and resources for the open source enterprise blockchain community.

In celebration of Juneteenth and in support of Black Lives Matter, we are also including a list of just some of the resources we at Hyperledger are looking to for ideas and inspiration for increasing our antiracism posture and social justice advocacy:

Automating Inequality: How High-Tech Tools Profile, Police, and Punish the Poorhttps://virginia-eubanks.com/books/T

The Equal Justice Society – https://equaljusticesociety.org/

NYU Law’s Center on Race, Inequality and the Law – https://www.law.nyu.edu/centers/race-inequality-law

Data for Black Lives – http://d4bl.org/

The Kapor Center – https://www.kaporcenter.org/

Code2040 – http://www.code2040.org/

If you have suggestions and contributions you would like to share with us, please contact us via info@hyperledger.org or come join our diversity, civility and inclusion efforts with our DCI Working Group.

Webcast: Verifying Authentic Goods & Sustainable Processes with Blockchain

Oracle is hosting a webcast with industry leader Leanne Kemp, CEO of Everledger, discussing how blockchain can be used to authentic items like precious gems, luxury goods, batteries, minerals, raw materials, food and beverages. Tune in on June 25 at 10 am PT/1 pm ET.

For more information or to register, go here.

New Hyperledger Training Partner

IBM has joined the Hyperledger Training Partner program and is offering courses on Hyperledger Fabric in English and Chinese. For more information on training classes from IBM and others, go to the Hyperledger Training Partner page.

Blockchain in Action: Mindtree Revolutionizes Loyalty Programs with Hyperledger Fabric 

Learn more about dual solutions from Mindtree that increase the rate of retail and travel loyalty program redemption by consumers and streamline the tedious merchant onboarding process for banks and payment service providers in this detailed case study.

Virtual Meetups

See the full Virtual Meetup schedule here.