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History inclusion[edit]

This would be too close to POV/NOR for me, but folks might be interested in https://www.w3.org/2002/03/key-free-trust.html as an anticipation of block chains. -Reagle (talk) 19:19, 9 June 2021 (UTC)

Semi-protected edit request on 21 June 2021[edit]

A section on blockchain standardization would benefit this article and explain the ongoing adoption of blockchain by governments, corporates and the like. //VirtualKittenMittens VirtualKittenMittens (talk) 09:01, 21 June 2021 (UTC)


Suggest adding a section on blockchain standards: "

 Already done Looks like this edit was made. ScottishFinnishRadish (talk) 11:50, 13 July 2021 (UTC)

Standardization[edit]

Standards Australia submitted a New Field of Technical Activity proposal in April 2016, on behalf of Australia to the International Organization for Standardization to consider developing standards to support blockchain technology. This proposal resulted in the creation of ISO/TC 307, Blockchain and Distributed Ledger Technologies[1].

The committee’s Chairperson, Craig Dunn, says the aim of ISO/TC 307 is to meet the growing need for standardization in blockchain. “We can achieve that by providing internationally agreed ways of working to improve security, privacy, scalability and interoperability and so encourage the technology’s widespread adoption through greater innovation, enhanced governance and sustainable development,” he says[2].

ISO/TC 307 has working groups relating to blockchain terminology, reference architecture, security and privacy, identity, smart contracts, governance and interoperability for blockchain and DLT, as well as standards specific to industry sectors and generic government requirements. The ISO states that blockchain technologies show much potential as it provide capabilities that cannot normally be met in any other way, but, they require other technologies to be able to interoperate. It is this linkage and mutual dependency with other technologies that necessitates a mutual dependency and interoperability of standards[3].

ISO/TC 307 has twelve external liaisons to date, including the Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunication (SWIFT), the European Commission, the International Federation of Surveyors, the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) and the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE). More than 50 countries are participating in the standards development process[3].

Most national standards bodies and open standards bodies are or are expected to be working on blockchain topics such as National Institute of Standards and Technology[4] (NIST), European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardization[5] (CENELEC), Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers[6] (IEEE), The Organization for the Advancement of Structured Information Standards (OASIS) and the Internet Engineering Task Force[7] (IETF).

" VirtualKittenMittens (talk) 10:07, 21 June 2021 (UTC)

 Partly done: @VirtualKittenMittens: This is mostly based on official statements from ISO itself and similar organisations. Claims such as "Most national standards bodies" therefore seem like WP:SYNTH. It would be better if you could find additional sources, ideally not directly related to the issuing standards organisations, which discuss this - this might also help write a better summary of the situation, and would likely give a more compelling flow to the text by putting it in context. Given the contemporary craze for blockchain technology and cryptocurrency in particular (as an example), I would assume such sources (whether from scholarly journals or from reputable news organisations) exist. There's no real fundamental problem with this (none of it seems inaccurate), beyond the overabundance of WP:PRIMARY sources and the minor issue with the last paragraph, so I could add it if you can't find or don't have time to do what I suggest.
In the meantime, I'll add a greatly summarised version of this. Cheers, RandomCanadian (talk / contribs) 23:26, 22 June 2021 (UTC)

Thanks for the feedback @RandomCanadian:. I agree with the proposed improvements and suggest the text below. Changed "Most national standards bodies" to "Many" and added a source external to the standardization process (WEF). Added an introductory text to explain the need for standards with sources from a DLT industry news source and the world bank. Removed the quote from the ISO chairmen. "

Standardization[edit]

There is a growing industrial need for blockchain standards because interoperability is considered critical to widespread adoption[8]. Blockchain technologies show much potential as it provide capabilities that cannot normally be met in any other way if the requirement of interoperability between blockchains and with other technologies is met[9].

In April 2016, Standards Australia submitted a proposal to the International Organization for Standardization to consider developing standards to support blockchain technology. This proposal resulted in the creation of ISO Technical Committee 307, Blockchain and Distributed Ledger Technologies[1]. The technical committee has working groups relating to blockchain terminology, reference architecture, security and privacy, identity, smart contracts, governance and interoperability for blockchain and DLT, as well as standards specific to industry sectors and generic government requirements.[8][3]. More than 50 countries are participating in the standardization process together with external liasons such as the Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunication (SWIFT), the European Commission, the International Federation of Surveyors, the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) and the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE)[3].

Many other national standards bodies and open standards bodies are also working on blockchain standards[10]. These include the National Institute of Standards and Technology[4] (NIST), the European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardization[5] (CENELEC), the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers[6] (IEEE), the Organization for the Advancement of Structured Information Standards (OASIS), and the Internet Engineering Task Force[7] (IETF). "

My first contribution to Wikipedia, so still getting a hang of it. VirtualKittenMittens (talk) 15:02, 23 June 2021 (UTC)

References

  1. ^ a b "Blockchain". standards.org.au. Standards Australia. Retrieved 21 June 2021.
  2. ^ Oclarino, Roxanne. "Blockchain's Technology of Trust". iso.org. ISO. Retrieved 21 June 2021.
  3. ^ a b c d "ISO/TC 307 Blockchain and distributed ledger technologies". iso.org. ISO. Retrieved 21 June 2021.
  4. ^ a b "Blockchain Overview". NIST. Retrieved 21 June 2021.
  5. ^ a b "CEN and CENELEC publish a White Paper on standards in Blockchain & Distributed Ledger Technologies". cencenelec.eu. CENELEC. Retrieved 21 June 2021.
  6. ^ a b "Standards". ieee.org. IEEE Blockchain. Retrieved 21 June 2021.
  7. ^ a b Hardjono, Thomas. "An Interoperability Architecture for Blockchain/DLT Gateways". ietf.org. IETF. Retrieved 21 June 2021.
  8. ^ a b Morris, Nicky (June 7, 2018). "ISO blockchain standards planned for 2021". Ledger Insights. Retrieved 23 June 2021.
  9. ^ "Blockchain Interoperability" (PDF). worldbank.org. World Bank. Retrieved 23 June 2021.
  10. ^ Deshmukh, Sumedha; Boulais, Océane; Koens, Tommy. "Global Standards Mapping Initiative: An overview of blockchain technical standards" (PDF). weforum.org. World Economic Forum. Retrieved 23 June 2021.

Rollback[edit]

Hi, it would be helpful if an admin could roll back the promotional edits of Srualajli2 on the large swath of pages (including this one) that he added his Dappscape advertisements to. Thanks! Jtbobwaysf (talk) 14:40, 14 July 2021 (UTC) @David Gerard: in case you are online. Thanks! Jtbobwaysf (talk) 14:44, 14 July 2021 (UTC)

looks like they've all been cleaned up - David Gerard (talk) 20:24, 14 July 2021 (UTC)

Semi-protected edit request on 8 September 2021[edit]

Add NFT's to the uses of blockchains citing the NFT page on wiki. FridgeOP (talk) 11:22, 8 September 2021 (UTC)

 Not done: it's not clear what changes you want to be made. Please mention the specific changes in a "change X to Y" format and provide a reliable source if appropriate. Melmann 22:00, 8 September 2021 (UTC)