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

By October 16, 2020 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. 

CoinDesk Webinar: Governance, standards and interoperability – Getting past the roadblocks to peer-to-peer financial transactions   

Whether you are eyeing retail or wholesale CBDC opportunities or are looking at digital wallets, loyalty programs or other implementations of token-based transactions, you’ve no doubt realized that the technology infrastructure is just one part of the puzzle. It’s well documented that distributed ledger technologies can deliver on the mechanics of peer-to-peer transactions. The roadblocks are creating an ecosystem with a level of transparency and security that consumers, regulators and companies trust. The closer you move to central banks and fiat currencies, the higher the barriers to buy-in and deployment.

In this panel discussion, taking place Tuesday, October 20, at 11:00 am EDT, experts on three different Hyperledger DLT platforms will address these issues and compare notes about current and future token-based solutions from around the world. Get more details here.

Hyperledger Climate Action and Accounting Special Interest Group Guest Speaker: Jürg Füssler, Climate Ledger Initiative

Dial into the Climate Action and Accounting SIG meeting to learn more about how the Climate Ledger Initiative is addressing the pressing challenge of climate change with one of the world’s most promising technological innovations: blockchain and distributed ledger technology combined with other innovative information technologies such as Internet of Things (IoT), Artificial Intelligence (AI), and the use of remote sensing.

For more information on the meeting, which is Tuesday, October 20, 2020, at 8 AM PDT, go here.

Webinar: Unsolicited Commercial Communication (UCC) 

Hear from Rajesh Dhudda of Tech Mahindra about a Plug-n-Play solution, built on Hyperledger Fabric, to tackle the large-scale UCC (Unsolicited Commercial Communication) or spam call problem in India. The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) acknowledges UCC these calls are a major nuisance to telecom subscribers across the country and is a growing menace that needs to be tackled with immediate effect. Learn more details about the blockchain solution that has been successfully deployed across three major telcos in India, reaching >50% market, as well as the steps Tech Mahindra is taking towards bringing the solution to the U.S. market.

Tune on Wednesday, October 21, at 10:00 am EDT. For more information and to register, go here.

Blockchain Pulse Webcast: Blockchain State of the Union for Developers and Technical Leaders

Hyperleger’s Brian Behlendorf will be part of a discussion led by Mark Parzygnat of IBM on what developers should understand and know about blockchain. The conversation will focus on how blockchain, and specifically Hyperledger Fabric, is being used successfully in many industries. Additional speakers will include Steve O’Grady, founder of RedMonk, and Russell Schwartz, part of the Payments Product Management team at TIAA, who will share his experience creating a blockchain solution working with the IBM Blockchain platform. 

To get more information or register for the webcast, which is Wednesday, October 21, 2020, at 11:00 AM EDT, go here.

Virtual Meetups

See the full Virtual Meetup schedule here