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​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​ITU workshop on "Security Aspects of Blockchain"
Geneva, Switzerland, 21 March 2017


​08:30 - 09:30Registration
​09:30 - 09:45​Opening Remarks
​09:45 - 10:45Session 1: Introduction to blockchain
The introduction session will provide an overview and clarification of blockchain on following respects: what blockchain is, when it appeared, how it works, who designed/develops it, what it can achieve? This session will also discuss the relation of the two concepts of ‘blockchain’ and ‘security’ - whether blockchain is redefining cybersecurity, what new challenges are, how online black markets work, etc.
Moderator: Jae Hoon NAH, ETRI (Korea, Republic of) [Biography​
​10:45 - 11:00Coffee Break
​11:00 - 12:30​​Session 2: Applications and use-cases of blockchain and their needs for security technologies 
This session considers major applications of blockchains, their different functional characteristics and some example use cases. The session goes on to list the fundamental security and trust mechanisms on which blockchains, containing regulated data, depend. Its objectives are to describe major application areas, major functional characteristics and their variation across application areas, example use cases and fundamental security and trust mechanisms upon required within a compliant blockchain, across blockchains and around blockchains.   ​
Moderator: Patrick Curry, BBFA [Biography​] [Presentation​] [Session 2 Report​]
​12:30 - 14:00 ​Lunch Break
​14:00 - 15:20 ​​Session 3: Policy and regulatory developments for blockchain 
This session is to share findings and encourage dialog on policy and regulatory implications of blockchain between enterprises working and regulators from various industrial-/economic sectors.   ​
Moderator: Youki KADO​BAYASHI, N​ICT(Japan) [Biography​]
​15:20 - 15:40​​​Coffee Break
​15:40 - 17:00​​Session 4: Security, privacy and on-line trust aspects in blockchain 
This session will discuss how blockchain technology could be used to implement decentralized applications and collaborative organizations to improve cybersecurity, privacy and on-line trust.   ​
Moderator: Abbie Barbir, Aetna (USA) [Biography]
​17:00 - 18:00Session 5: Panel discussion – Future directions on blockchain standardization activity 
This  roundtable session will highlight diverse aspects and standardization efforts on blockchain in international standards bodies, identify potential items that ITU-T SG17 needs to analyse/review and stakeholders with whom SG17 will collaborate in the future, and discuss potential ways forward.   ​
Moderator: Heung Youl YOUM, Chairman of ITU-T Study Group 17[Biography​]​ [Presentation​]