Blockchain@UBC Founder, Victoria Lemieux, will be heading to Sydney, Australia for the inaugural meeting of the International Standards Organization’s Technical Committee on Blockchain and Distributed Ledger Technologies. The meeting is scheduled to take place between April 3-6, 2017.

Dr. Lemieux will present on the work of her research team in building an international database on blockchain and distributed ledger technology. The terminology database may be accessed online here: http://arstweb.clayton.edu/interlex/blockchain/.

The research team has gathered definitions of a number of key terms related to the blockchain and distirbuted ledger technical landscape. The provenance of all definitions included in the database has been carefully tracked through citation and links to their original written sources.

The project recognizes that many groups engaged in devleoping and using this technology define key terms quite differently, which has been impeded global discussion on standards. The project team therefore set out to capture diverse defintions at a first step in arriving at standard defintions for use in proposed ISO standards.