II. National Blockchain Workshop (BILGEM_BW2019) was Held

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The National Blockchain Workshop, organized for the second time this year by TÜBİTAK BİLGEM, was held at the Istanbul Lutfi Kirdar International Convention and Exhibition Center on 25-26 September 2019.

Opening speeches of the workshop were made by Prof. Dr. TÜBİTAK President Dr. Hasan Mandal, Chairman of HAVELSAN Board and TÜBİTAK BİLGEM Dr. Hacı Ali Mantar, TÜBİTAK BİLGEM Business Development Vice President Orhan Muratoğlu, ISTANBUL STOCK EXCHANGE Group on behalf of the Central Registry Agency Chairman Ekrem Arıkan. BZ2019 is gather around bureaucracy, business and academia in the Blockchain with over a thousand participants from the world's most comprehensive Turkey summit was held.

This year, the 2nd National Blockchain Workshop, organized with the main theme of "Digital Identity in Blockchain", was discussed how blockchain technology could change the lives of individuals, institutions and sectors. In the workshop, the technical components of the digital identity issue and especially its relationships with personal data privacy were discussed in detail.

in the near future possible changes to be in our lives through the use of digital identities, drew the attention of participants in the new generation of digital identity management system TÜBITAK leadership as a proposal, SSI Turkey began his knowledge of the work for the establishment of a digital identity platform called also shared.


TÜBİTAK President Prof. Dr. Hasan Mandal, as well as the world Blockchain technology and drew attention to the importance for Turkey would be an important technology for the future. He also underlined that as TÜBİTAK, the work and supports on blockchain will be increased.


Veteran names who carried out important works on blockchain technology also attended the workshop. In this context, Sovrin Foundation Chairman, one of the leading institutions in the field of digital identity. Phillip J. Windley is from Kent University, UK, with more than 20 years of experience in identity management and authorization systems. Dr. David Chadwick, blockchain visionary, architect and developer Michael Herman gave an invited speech as security expert Mike Lodder, who led the research / development and standardization work in Sovrin.

Ethereum smart contract based application development and Hyperledger Fabric as well as Michael Herman's "Initial Training for Using Digital Identifier and Credentials for Corporate Architects and Developers" training and "Training for Verifiable Reference Information with Hyperledger Indy and Aries" by Michael Herman at the workshop. Applied trainings were given on the subjects.

In the workshop, academic studies, trainings and important speeches from the sector were held simultaneously with three separate sessions. In addition, the participants had the opportunity to get information by visiting the company stands set up in the Istanbul Lütfi Kırdar International Congress and Exhibition Palace foyer area.