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Nov 3, 2023 - Informal discussion on Biden Responsible AI Executive Order - Jim Mason
There is a lot to digest. This is NOT a presentation but an open discussion around the order and Responsible AI.
The goal is to define specific areas of research to focus on for follow up sessions on the concepts, candidate policies, actions the agencies and other organizations are taking to deliver on the goals for Responsible AI.
Like the White House Executive Order on Digital Assets in 2022, this Executive Order instructs US Government agencies to take specific actions to define how Responsible AI should be implamented. The Executive Order provides guidance on Responsible AI principles, policies and guidelines that should be created.
More details on the executive order are here:
We'll summarize meeting notes and post here to our 2023 recordings page
Recordings - 2023 - meeting history with download files
Oct 20, 2023 - SSI Self Sovereign Identity Use Case Discussion - Jim Mason
Discussed concepts, strategies for using Self Sovereign Identity and Verifiable Credentials
Reviewed State of Rhode Island project
Reviewed potential use cases going forward for governments implementing SSI solutions
Discussed a Brazilian university use cases for SSI
SSI concepts covered:
SSI use cases covered:
UC1 - Not all residents have access to digital equipment for digital services
UC2 - residents with digital access may lose their access ( eg lost phone )
UC3 - Residents need free, reliable digital vaults for backup of digital wallets, ids, credentials
UC4 - Residents need full recovery capabilities to securely restore access to their digital wallets, vaults
UC5 - A state has many applications for residents usually accessible through a user id and password today, a digital ID should provide the same access
June 9, 2023 - ESG and Blockchain - Mohan Venkataraman
May 5, 2023 - Public Sector 2023 Schedule Discussion - Jim Mason
we'll discuss current topics in focus this for the Public Sector Group
Key areas in scope include:
- AI Governance and Blockchain
- ESG and Blockchain - Mohan Venkataraman
- UN SDGs - what are they? can they be implemented? how?
- UN Climate Reports and Blockchain ( Climate, Water, Forests, Population )
- Blockchain Interoperability
- Financial System Problems, Governance and Blockchain
- Asset Tokenization and Digital Asset Regulations
- Payment Systems and Blockchain: Swift, RLN, Citi , CBDC and more
- Food Supply Chain and Sustainability
- Privacy, Security, Economies and Crime
How to Build Web-Based Distributed Applications (DApps) on Hyperledger Fabric - Feb 27, 2023
Jim Sullivan from The Blockchain Academy leads an online workshop about using the Ethereum Virtual Machine (EVM) and NodeJS to build web-based distributed applications (DApps) on Hyperledger Fabric. Use your Solidity skills and the EVM tools to develop robust DApps on Hyperledger Fabric.
Prerequisites: Basic Blockchain, Hyperledger Fabic, and EVM knowledge.
Monday, February 27, 2023 at 11:00 AM to Monday, February 27, 2023 at 12:30 PM EST
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Linux Foundation Public Health - Jim St Clair - Friday Oct 21, 10 am EDT
Linux Foundation Public Health ( LPFH ) is fostering the world's largest collaborative environment for open source public health. It builds, promotes, and sustains open source software to improve global health innovation.
Find out how open source software and Hyperledger are adding value in the Public Health arena. Jim St Clair is the Executive Director of Linux Foundation Public Health project. With expertise in both public health solutions and Hyperledger, Jim leads the team on finding opportunities for open source solutions. Don’t miss this meeting to find out what they’ve done and where they are focused now
|Jim is the Executive Director of the Linux Foundation Public Health (LFPH which promotes and curates open source software to help public health authorities (PHAs) and other healthcare organizations with an open source digital health ecosystem. Jim is also contributing to several ISO, HL7 and IEEE Working Groups to develop new standards for decentralized identity, patient data and distributed ledger systems. Jim is a veteran and former naval officer, having served in both active and reserve capacity.|
Meeting: Friday, 9/23, 10 am EDT
Hyperledger Firefly v1.1 for Web3, Blockchain apps
Nicko Guyer - Senior Full Stack Engineer - Kaleido
- simplify public and enterprise blockchain development
- connect across public chains
- complete stack to build, scale Web3 applications
- Build apps with Java, Node.js, GO
- create smart contracts with smart contract languages
- Works with Ethereum, Fabric, Corda and other chains
- Open source and Enterprise versions
For faster Web3 and Blockchain development - come see Firefly v1.1 !
Friday, 10 am EDT, August 12th
Digital Asset & CBDC Legislation Trends - Jim Mason
Many countries and states are looking at options to regulate digital assets and CBDC ( Central Bank Digital Currencies ). In some cases, digital asset legislation is now law. Digital asset legislation may include: CBDC, cryptocurrencies, stable coins, NFTs ( Non-fungible tokens ) and other forms of digital assets as well as the exchanges, marketplaces, custodians and service providers where they are sold and traded. These bills and laws can have a major impact on how these digital assets are used, valued and traded now and in the future for investments, commerce and payments.
For each category of digital assets, we'll: define the asset type, use cases, privacy and key related legislation sections
Some of the legislation we'll cover includes:
- MICA - the Markets in Crypto Assets proposal passed by the European Parliament
- The State of Wyoming Digital Assets Legislation in force since 2019
- The US Executive Action on Responsible Development of Digital Assets ( March 9, 2022 )
- the US Lummis-Gillibrand Digital Assets Bill
Don't miss this session. Bring your questions and ideas.
Discussion - US CBDC and Project Lithium for security settlement
May 6, 2022 - 10 am EDT
Initial discussion on US CBDC follow up from the US Executive Order ( March 2022 )
and Project Lithium looking at use of CBDC for securities settlement
Public Sector Group Meeting Recordings
Older Meeting Recordings
Public Sector Group Overview
Jim Mason, Blockchain Practice Leader, Sky Web Team & Paramount Software Solutions, email@example.com
Dr. Hanna C. Norberg, Founder & CEO, TradeEconomista, firstname.lastname@example.org
Saptarshi Choudhury, Director Emerging Technologies, Paramount Software Solutions, email@example.com
Hyperledger Apprentice Program - Apply Here by May 6th
Information about the Mentorship program here
Information on how to apply here
Full time is 3 months, Part time is 6 months
Charter and FAQ
The activities of the Public-SIG include:
identifying related use cases, current pilots, and proofs of concept;
sharing stories of successes, failures, opportunities, and challenges;
exploring cross-cutting concerns like security, privacy, and identity in government contexts;
identifying existing or needed common critical software components that would serve the particular needs of the public sector;
identifying conferences or other opportunities to connect face to face, as well as submit talks or present as a group at an event.
This activity will be automatically recorded in email archives when conducted over the mailing list. When this activity is conducted in other media, it will be captured as notes or other formats and posted to the list (so it is archived), or possibly to the Hyperledger Wiki. This activity might also be turned into reports from the Special Interest group (recommendations to the rest of Hyperledger, for example) or other kinds of content (blog posts, content for publications, etc).
|The Public Sector SIG is prohibited from performing or engaging in any form of lobbying or attempts to influence government policy-making or regulatory processes. It is also not intended as a platform for procurement of services.|
The initial work product will be a set of documents which analyze the space of government and regulatory use cases for blockchain technology. This will be an inventory of example use cases which captures common government processes, which may suggest applications that are built or could be built using software being developed at Hyperledger. The public-sector-sig may also host in-person meetings intended to accelerate the Special Interest Group's mission.
Presentations and other resources:
|Europe||EU Blockchain Observatory and Forum/ Reports|
|Netherlands||The Legal Aspects of Blockchain UNOPS|
|Drummond Reed / Sovrin Foundation||Self Sovereign Identity|
|Metropolis / UCLG (United Cities and Local Government||Blockchain - A tool for Metropolitan Governance|
|Applications in Blockchain|
|Agency for Digital Italy||Transforming Digital Government|
|General Hyperledger Presentation:|
|The Legal Aspects of Blockchain||Topics include a general overview for policymakers on what is blockchain.|
|Blockchain Case Study - Smart Dubai|
|Blockchain Industrial Alliance (Platform Dev)||Lessons from Blockchain adoption in the public sector of Uzbekistan. Based on the case studies Kindergarten Admissions & Education Certificates|
|Blockchain Industrial Alliance (Platform Dev)||Blockchain platform for the Public Sector of Uzbekistan: overview, questions and discussions.|
|EnerBlock LLC||Blockchain enabled Virtual Power Plant for Distributed Energy Resources|
Use Case Inventory
|Dr. Hanna C. Norberg Founder & CEO, Trade Economista|
Unblocking the Bottlenecks and Making the Global Supply Chain Transparent: How blockchain technology can update global trade
|DIGITAL TRUST project, British Columbia, Canada||DIGITAL TRUST project presentation|
Verifiable Organizations Network, British Columbia and Ontario, Canada
Verifiable Organizations Network (VON) started by the governments of British Columbia, Ontario, and Canada
|List of Blockchain Projects in International Development||https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/|
|Blockchain in Government Tracker- Database|
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