CEN and CENELEC’s new Focus Group on Blockchain and Distributed Ledger Technologies (DLT) 

CEN and CENELEC have been supporting Europe’s digital transformation for many years, producing European Standards and ICT standardization solutions in various sectors such as manufacturing, machinery, energy, health or transport.

In light of the above, and in order to contribute even more actively to our stakeholders’ digital transformation, CEN and CENELEC have created a new CEN-CENELEC Focus Group on Blockchain and Distributed Ledger Technologies (DLT).

Blockchain and DLT’s new developments in the field of ICT promise to make great contributions to the sharing of data and the managing of transactions in a controlled manner.

Blockchain and DLT technologies have a large potential to transform business operating models in the long term and can be integrated in multiple areas, with applications in the finance, insurance, energy, health, manufacturing and egovernment sectors.

Blockchain and DLT have also great potential to provide an infrastructure for trusted, decentralised and disintermediated services beyond the financial sector.

The objectives of the Focus Group, among others, will be to identify potential specific European standardization needs, notably in support to the current standardization activities being developed in ISO/TC 307 ‘Blockchain and DLT’.

CEN and CENELEC look forward to contributing to the further advancement of Europe’s digital transformation.

For more information, please contact ckohler@cencenelec.eu

 

Article date: 2017-12-14