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ISOC-BSIG to take part in ICANN60

The Internet Society Blockchain SIG will participate in ICANN60’s session on Emerging Identifiers Technology session on 31 October. ISOC-BSIG’s Chair Pindar Wong will share the panel with other distinguished speakers from Ethereum, ICANN and UPC-Barcelona Tech. The session is open to attend and will address  new technologies that affect or propose new approaches to the unique…

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ISOC-BSIG Contributes to ITU’s Open Consultation on OTT

The Internet Society Blockchain Special Interest Group (ISOC-BSIG) successfully submitted a paper as a contribution to ITU Open Consultations on Over-the-top (OTT). The submitted paper was co-authored by ISOC-BSIG members Judith Hellerstein (USA), Mohamed El Kandri (Canada), Renata Aquino Ribeiro (Brazil), Hosein Badran (Canada) and Michael J. Oghia (Serbia). Several of the authors have participated remotely in the open consultation…

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Newly created EC to hold first meeting

Upon the successful ISOC-BSIG election to choose officers as per bylaws , the SIG needed to constitute a full Executive Committee (EC) for the remaining official roles and work out the tasks to organise and prioritize its work. The Chair of ISOC-BSIG Pindar Wong has completed this task and announced the EC to the community as: Pindar…

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Blockchain Technology: Opportunities for Africa

The ISOC Blockchain Special Interest Group (ISOC-BSIG) has successfully organized a session at the Africa Internet Summit held in the beginning of June 2017 in Nairobi Kenya. Below is a report of the event along with images and videos. Session Report:Blockchain Technology: Opportunities for Africa June 2nd, 2017, Africa Internet Summit, Nairobi, Kenya The Internet…

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IFF ISOC-BSIG Meetup

The ISOC-BSIG team attending the Internet Freedom Festival 2017 in Valencia (Walid Al-Saqaf and Renata Aquino) have organized a special meetup on Wednesday 8 March 2017 during 5pm – 6pm at the IFF venue. This session discussed what is Blockchain technology, the latest advancements in this field and the creation of the ISOC-BSIG. Attendees of the…

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ISOC-BSIG chartered and welcomed by ISOC Board of Trustees

The Internet Society Blockchain Special Interest Group has been officially chartered and approved as part of the growing ISOC family of chapters and SIGs. Below is the text of the resolution issued on March 7, 2017 by the ISOC Board of Trustees welcoming the ISOC-BSIG: Resolution 2017-08: Welcome new Special Interest Group RESOLVED, that the…

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