Trusted Blockchain Summit 2018

Blockchain and Distributed Ledger Technologies (DLT) offer a revolutionary way of establishing trust between individuals or entities without any centralized parties. They complement current Internet technologies and are expected to become the fundamental infrastructure of the digital economy.

But blockchain is at an early stage of development. Blockchain's performance limitations, high energy consumption, and unclear use cases and business models are all key issues to be addressed as the development and adoption of blockchain accelerates. And more attention should be devoted to the governance and regulatory frameworks required for blockchain and DLT to become a central enabler of the digital economy.

These discussions call for the involvement of a wide range of stakeholders, from different communities and countries. This is exactly the objective of the Trusted Blockchain Summit 2018.

An international conference on blockchain and DLT and its applications, the Trusted Blockchain Summit 2018 is organized jointly by China Academy of Information and Communications Technology (CAICT), China Communication Standard Association (CCSA) and Trusted Blockchain Initiatives (TBI). The Summit will take place 9-10 October 2018 in Beijing, in conjunction with the fourth meeting of the ITU-T Focus Group on Application of Distributed Ledger Technology (FG DLT), 10 12 October 2018.

The Summit will feature interactive expert panels and workshops covering topics including technology foundations, security, standardization, governance and regulation. Innovation showcases and workshops on DLT applications and use cases will address supply chain, insurance, health-care, manufacturing and other industries. Presentations from CAICT and TBI will release the first results of their Trusted Blockchain Evaluation initiative, and TBI will also announce the top-10 prize-winning applications in its "2018 Award of Excellence for DLT Applications".

Summit participants will include experts from the United States, Brazil, Russia, South Korea, Japan, France, Germany, Switzerland and more. Delegates from ITU and other communities, such as Hyperledger, Ethereum and R3 Corda, will share insight into blockchain technology trends and prospects for "DLT in 2020". The Summit will also host an invitation-only session on public-sector blockchain development and governance.

Agenda of Trusted Blockchain Summit 2018

Day 1, 9 October 2018 - Plenary

Morning sessions (0900h-1200h)

Time Agenda Speaker
09:00-09:10 Opening remark Vice Minister of the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology of the People’s Republic of China
09:10-09:40 Opening remark Representative of the Chinese academy of sciences
09:40-10:00 Trusted blockchain ecology Director of the China Academy of Information and Communications Technology
10:00-12:00 Keynotes (topics on blockchain technology trends and prospects on the topic of "DLT in 2020") Delegate from Ethereum
Delegate from R3 Corda
Delegate from Hyperledger
Delegates from other communities

Afternoon sessions (1330h-1700h)

Time Agenda Speaker
13:30-15:00 Blockchain and DLT international standards roundtable Experts from ITU, the European Union, the United States, Brazil, Russia, South Korea, Japan, Switzerland and other countries
15:00-15:10 The launch of the first Trusted Blockchain Evaluation results Expert from CAICT
15:10-15:30 The Trusted Blockchain Evaluation Standard report Expert from CAICT
15:30-15:40 The top ten “2018 Award of Excellence for DLT Applications " presentation Expert from CAICT
15:40-15:50 The TBI Hackathon Award 2018 presentation Expert from CAICT
15:50-17:20 Keynotes Delegates from other communities

Day 2, 10 October 2018- Parallel Workshops & ITU-T FG DLT meeting

Morning parallel workshops (0900h-1200h)

Session A: Trusted blockchain standard and evaluation
Session B: DLT applications & use cases for Manufacturing
Session C: DLT applications & use cases for Supply Chain Finance
Session D: DLT applications & use cases for Health-care
Session E: DLT applications & use cases for Insurance

Morning ITU-T FG DLT meeting (0900h-1200h)

Afternoon parallel workshops (1330h-1700h)

Session A: Blockchain and DLT security
Session B: DLT applications & use cases for Payment and Clearing System
Session C: DLT applications & use cases for Traceability
Session D: Closed-door session on Public Blockchain Development and Governance
Session E: DLT applications & use cases for Talent Training
Afternoon ITU-T FG DLT meeting (1330h-1700h)

Day 3, 11 October 2018- ITU-T FG DLT meeting

Day 4, 12 October 2018- ITU-T FG DLT meeting

Blockchain and DLT: International Standards Roundtable at Trusted Blockchain Summit 2018

13:30pm - 15:00pm October 9, 2018 Beijing


presentations from international industry, policy and academic leaders
+1.5 hours of dedicated expert led roundtable discussions

Proposed Topics

Blockchain standards state of play
A discussion on blockchain and DLT trends and global standardization activities.

Global blockchain technology opportunities and challenges
An interaction on how blockchain and DLTs are affecting the world, and what are the most promising application areas identified by different countries.

Regulatory frameworks driving blockchain implementation
A survey of regulatory frameworks associated to blockchain and DLTs adopted by various countries around the globe, and how they will impact the adoption of blockchain and DLTs.


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