IEEE Ukraine Section Blockchain Local Group

ChairCo-Chair: Sergii Grybniak


Sergii has 15+ years of experience in software development. He has been an early developer of scalability solutions for Ethereum, and formerly served on the Advisory Council of the Executive Program at George Washington University. Sergii is a contributing author to multiple software development projects, and a former active participant in several digital marketing focused communities. He serves as Co-Chair of the IEEE Ukraine Section Blockchain Local Group, and is currently a PhD candidate at the Institute of Computer Systems at Odessa Polytechnic National University, Ukraine. Sergii also was a technical co-founder of the company acquired by one of the major banks in the United States.

ChairCo-Chair: Ihor Vlasov


IEEE Ukraine Section Blockchain Initiative Group was founded on August 20, 2018.

Blockchain is an open-source distributed database using state-of-the-art cryptography through a distributed ledger that enables trust among disparate individuals or third parties. Blockchain transforms the way transactions happen in the Internet age. A blockchain block is immutable, the information and details of the data contained on the blockchain are virtually impossible to change. The impact on every segment of industry and services verticals is hard to calculate.

blockchain_logoIEEE Blockchain Initiative

The IEEE Future Directions Committee, represented by the societies of the IEEE, has approved the formation of the IEEE Blockchain initiative (BCI) effective January 1, 2018. The BCI will be the hub for all IEEE blockchain projects and activities. The BCI encompasses a comprehensive set of projects and activities supported by the following core subcommittees: Pre/Standards, Education, Conferences and Events, Community Development and Outreach, Publications, and Special Projects.

Value Statement

Blockchain is a new and emerging technology family positioned on the leading edge of the technology hype curve. It is not bleeding or cutting-edge technology; nor is it fully formed, standardized, or supported by best practices. The Blockchain Technical Community is highly fragmented and badly needs what the IEEE can deliver; a stabilizing think space of seasoned professionals specifically trained and positioned to make a difference. Blockchain is by far the most forward thinking, impactful, and disruptive emerging technology family that the Future Directions Committee and the IEEE has sought to embrace.

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