CEN and CENELEC’s Focus Group on ‘Blockchain and DLT’  

Thanks to an increasing interest from European businesses, the creation of ISO/TC 307 “Blockchain and Distributed Ledger Technologies” and the European Commission’s strong interest in this subject, CEN and CENELEC have founded a new Focus Group on ‘Blockchain and DLT’.

The Focus Group advises on European technical requirements relating to Blockchain and DLT. The Group does not develop standards, international standardization being the most appropriate channel via notably, ISO/TC 307.

The Focus Group will address the needs of European businesses with a particular focus on SMEs and will encourage further European participation in ISO/TC 307. It will also act as the focal point with the European Commission.

More specifically, the objectives of the Focus Group, as announced last year, are to identify specific European needs with special attention given to interoperability challenges.

The Focus Group has started to map these needs with the current work items of ISO/TC 307 such as reference architecture, security and privacy, identity, governance, smart contracts.

For more information, please contact Constant KOHLER ( ckohler@cencenelec.eu ).

 

Article date: 2018-03-08