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. This week’s edition is a double issue, covering events over the next two weeks as many will be offline over the Thanksgiving holiday in the U.S.

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

Hyperledger In-depth: An hour with Tech Mahindra 

Physical art, media or any other physical asset in the real world has a value attached to it which is tangible however a digital asset has no value even as of today. Further there is no way to verify an original digital version. This is where blockchain and NFTs come to the forefront. Join Rajesh Dhuddu from Tech Mahindra for a discussion on “Demystifying NFTs: Introduction, Applicability and Use Cases” to learn more about how blockchain is powering the next generation of digital collectibles and enabling digital asset owners to monetize their assets. Blockchain further helps with instant verification of authenticity, provable ownership, traceability, immutability, peer-to-peer trading, and the ability to create provably-unique collectibles, powered by Non-Fungible Tokens (NFTs).

Tune in on Thursday, November 25, at 10:30 AM CET. For more information and to register, go here.

Blockchain Expo Europe 

The Blockchain Expo series will return to the RAI, Amsterdam, on November 23-24. There will be a virtual edition of the event as well on November 30 and December 1.  

The show will bring together key industries from across the globe for two days of top-level content and discussion across four co-located events covering Blockchain, IoT, Cyber Security & Cloud, AI and Big data. 

On November 30, at 11:40 AM CET, Daniela Barbosa, Hyperledger Foundation Executive Director, will share her take on “What’s Next for Enterprise Blockchain.” And on December 1, Emiliano Vernini of Poste Italiane will be part of the keynote panel “2022 – The year for digital assets?” taking place at 10:50 AM CET.

Hyperledger Climate Action and Accounting Special Interest Group Guest Presentation: Building A Trustworthy, Transparent and Traceable Ecosystem to Safeguard Nature

Join the Climate Action and Accounting Special Interest Group for a talk by Walid Al Saqqaf of Rebalance Earth on “Building A Trustworthy, Transparent and Traceable Ecosystem to Safeguard Nature.” Since the Kyoto Agreements in 1992, there has been a growth in carbon offsets that have been plagued by a lack of transparency, double counting, lack of standards and middlemen out to make a quick buck. This talk will reframe the conversation on how we can simultaneously tackle climate change, biodiversity loss and poverty by building a global platform for valuing and funding a living nature. Join us to find out how innovative technologies like blockchain, AI and IoT can work in partnership with nature tech to safeguard nature.”

For more information on the meeting, which is Tuesday, November 30, at 8:00 AM PST, go here.

Hyperledger In-depth: An hour with Splunk

Security monitoring of Hyperledger Fabric networks requires ingesting and aggregating ledger, log, and metric data from many sources. It can be a challenge to correlate this data with system and network data to alert on indicators of suspicious behavior. Christoper Cordi from Splunk will lead this session on “Hyperledger Fabric Security Monitoring.” He will discuss how to collect and act on Hyperledger Fabric data to minimize downtime and reduce the meantime to detect and respond to incidents. He will also provide a current Hyperledger Fabric threat landscape and real-world example of how to detect a Denial of Service attack.

Tune in on Wednesday, December 1, at 10:00 AM PST. For more information and to register, go here.

Hyperledger Telecom Special Interest Group Guest Presentation: Roaming Agreements

Join the Telecom Special Interest Group for a talk “Use of NLP and DLT to Enable the Digitalization of Telecom Roaming Agreements.” Santiago Figueroa-Lorenzo from CEIT, Spain; Ahmad Sghaier Omar from Blockchain Foundry, Canada; Noureddin Sadawi from the University of London and SoftLigh Tech, U.K.; and Mohamed Elshrif, Post Doc Researcher at Hamid Ben Khalifa University, Qatar, will share their work on this project, which was part of the Hyperledger Mentorship Program. During the project, they built an MVP for automating the drafting and negotiation processes for telecom roaming agreements using Hyperledger Fabric. In the first phase, the project addressed how to use NLP to extract main features from a number of telecom agreements drafts. Specifically, creating a model that represents the text of the roaming agreement into standard clause text, variables, text variation and custom text. The second phase addressed building the chaincode and the backend and frontend pieces of the MVP to show a simple demo of how this can work.

For more information on the meeting, which is Thursday, December 2, at 9:00 AM PST, go here.

Virtual Meetups 

See the full Virtual Meetup schedule here.

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