The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) has just wrapped up its “Blockchains and the Web Workshop,” which took place on June 29-30 at the MIT Media Lab, with a broad array of innovators exploring digital ledger industry standards throughout the two-day event.
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W3C Event at MIT Discusses Tying Blockchains to World Wide Web Standardization
W3C was founded by the Internet pioneer Tim Berners-Lee at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1994 to help produce industry standards and compatibility with projects on the world wide web.
The distributed ledger workshop concentrated on blockchains being “part of the web” that enable interoperability with different protocols and technology stacks. The workshop held was sponsored by Blockstream and the NTT Group the Japanese telecommunications firm.
The first presentation started off with W3C’s Doug Schepers, describing the purpose and his perspective of the two-day workshop. The introduction gave attendees a synopsis of how collaboration can help successfully tie together digital identity protocols, intellectual property, blockchain APIs and consensus solutions, Provenance, and many more subjects surrounding the digital ledger “kitchen sink.”