With the increased use of blockchain technology by companies for various applications and solutions, there are no unified specifications and requirements for technical platform, system architecture, data format, application scenarios and service capability. The IEEE Computer Society Blockchain and Distributed Ledger Standards Committee (BDLSC) and the IEEE Conformity Assessment Program (ICAP) are jointly developing a conformity assessment program to ensure blockchain systems and products, can demonstrate conformance to related IEEE standards. This program will be managed and operated by ICAP.
IEEE Blockchain and Distributed Ledger Standards
The IEEE Computer Society Blockchain and Distributed Ledger Standards Committee (BDLSC) manages the development of IEEE 3200™ series and other standards for blockchain and distributed ledger. These standards encompass relevant data formats for application to specific sectors, industries, and processes.
The IEEE BDLSC will standardize the implementation of blockchain system across various industry verticals such as finance, manufacturing, agriculture, IoT, energy, and healthcare, with a focus to support blockchain data, technology, application, assets, service, and other related domains interoperability between blockchain systems.
Conformity Assessment Committee
The IEEE Blockchain certification program is being developed by the IEEE Blockchain Conformity Assessment Committee (BCAC), comprised of industry stakeholders, that will bring value to users, manufacturers, solution providers, regulators, and other potential beneficiaries. The goal of the BCAC is to produce and execute a unified test and evaluation specification aligned with current and future IEEE blockchain standards.
IEEE is issuing a call for participation for entities to join this committee. The main objectives of this committee will likely include:
- Demonstrate to buyers that blockchain products or systems conform to the IEEE BDL standards
- Advise on the IEEE blockchain certification scheme requirements
- Define competency and audit requirements to become an IEEE recognized test laboratory
- Develop procurement language and advise on the IEEE Certified Mark
Who Should Participate
- Manufacturers, Integrators, Solution Providers
- End-user Communities (Healthcare, Energy, IoT, etc.)
- Government Regulators
- Test Laboratories
|Manufacturers, Integrators, Solution Providers End-Users,
Test Labs & Others
|Annual Membership Fees5||$15,0001||$12,5002||$7,5003||$3,5004|
1 Corporations with more than $500 million annual revenue.
2 Corporations with $100 to $500 million annual revenue.
3 Corporations with $5 to $100 million annual revenue.
4 Corporations with less than $5 million annual revenue, academic institutions, associations, nonprofits, government agencies.
5 Membership fees are prorated on a quarterly basis for members that join during the year. All members who join after July 1 will be invoiced for the remainder of the current year and for all of the subsequent year.
6 Membership will not commence until fees are paid in full.