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

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 Climate Action and Accountability Special Interest Group Guest Speakers:  Tom Baumann and Henry Kim

Join the Climate Action and Accountability SIG meeting for a presentation on “Towards Ontology and Blockchain-Based Measurement, Reporting and Verification for Climate Action.” Climate action accounting, often referred to as measurement, reporting and verification (MRV), has many challenges that digital solutions can help resolve. Although blockchain in combination with IoT and other digital technologies can help to address climate data track and trace in support of climate finance and resources to support climate actions (e.g., climate-smart agriculture), there remains the basic challenge that MRV standards, and the MRV standards system itself, is fragmented and archaic. This is not only a climate issue but is a major problem of “greenwashing” claims. Therefore, digital solutions also need to be leveraged to support a nextgen MRV standards systems. 

For more information on the meeting, which is Tuesday, January 26, 2020, at 9:00 PST, go here.

Hyperledger in-depth: An hour with ConsenSys

Danno Ferrin and Ratan (Rai) Sur of ConsenSys as well as Peter Somogyvari from Accenture will guide a conversation about “What Ethereum is for the Hyperledger Community.” This is your chance to pose Ethereum questions to experts in the field who spend their time building and using Ethereum everyday. Expect a highly collaborative and interactive session with leaders in Ethereum and Hyperledger communities and to learn best practices and gain technical insights into Hyperledger’s Ethereum projects.

Tune on Wednesday, January 27, at 11:00 PST. For more information and to register, go here.

In case you missed the Hyperledger In-depth session with Bosch on “Scaling DLTs with the Perun Framework,” the recording is available here

Hyperledger Telecom Special Interest Group Guest Speaker: Madhusanka Liyanage, University College Dublin, Ireland 

Dial into the Telecom SIG meeting to learn more about the role of blockchain in private 5G operators realization. 5G is a promising technology for supporting different verticals and novel applications such as Industrial Internet of Things IoT (IIoT), smart cities, autonomous vehicles, remote surgeries, virtual and augmented reality and so on. However, these verticals have a diverse set of network connectivity requirements and sometimes it is challenging to deliver customized services for each vertical by using a typical wide area 5Gnetwork. Thus, the operation of Local 5G operator (L5GO) networks or private 5G networks are considered as a viable option to tackle this challenge. However, the deployment of private 5G networks raises various issues and challenges related to the management of subscribers, roaming users, spectrum, security and also the infrastructure. This talk will cover these issues and challenges and propose possible solutions by using blockchain-based platforms. 

For more information on the meeting, which is Thursday, January 28, 2020, at 9AM PST, go here.

Case Study: Kiva launches Africa’s first decentralized National ID system using Hyperledger Indy, Ursa and Aries

Learn more about how the Kiva Protocol is powering fast, cheap, and secure identity verification for the citizens of Sierra Leone, a West African nation of about 7 million people, in this new case study.

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