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.