In 2009, Bitcoin was launched as a peer-to-peer (P2P) electronic cash system and set the stage for a new field called blockchain. Over the last decade, the field of blockchain and Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT) has evolved to encompass a collection of distributed computer network architectures implementing various decentralized consensus protocols and data structures. In this talk, various IEEE Blockchain Standardization activities will be discussed. Also, this talk will provide an overview of the global blockchain standardization efforts carried out by the international standards organizations, alliances/consortia, open standards organizations, and the open-source community at large.

About the Speaker

Ramesh Ramadoss is an entrepreneur, author, researcher, and international speaker. He is a co-chair of the IEEE Blockchain Initiative. He leads the IEEE Blockchain Standards Committee. He also serves on the Expert Panel of the European Union Blockchain Observatory and Forum (EUBOF). He received his Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Colorado at Boulder, USA. He has conducted projects for DARPA, NASA, US Army, US Air Force, Sandia National Labs, and Motorola Labs. He is the author or co-author of 1 book, 3 book chapters, and 55 research papers (Google Scholar Citations: 970). Since 2018, he has been actively involved in the blockchain field and has delivered talks at over 95 international conferences in 40 countries. He has been a member of IEEE since 1999. He was elevated to the grade of IEEE Senior Member in 2013.