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Blockchain Webinar | Scaling Blockchain for Telecom Networks: An Impossible Trinity by Prof Nima Afraz, University College Dublin

This webinar explores the challenges in developing scalable blockchain-based solutions for the telecommunications industry.

Abstract

Similar to many industries, the telecom industry has also shown significant interest in employing blockchain technology to solve issues related to trust and security.

This webinar will look into the challenges in developing scalable blockchain-based solutions for the telecommunications industry. We will look into the trade-offs between various requirements such as throughput, latency, and scale of the blockchain.

Biography

Nima Afraz is an Assistant Professor in the School of Computer Science at University College Dublin. He is affiliated with the CONNECT Research Centre, and his research focuses on blockchain applications in telecoms, the economics of networks, and network virtualisation.

Nima is a recipient of the government of Ireland postdoctoral fellowship and worked as a postdoctoral fellow to address the challenges in adopting blockchain technology in telecommunications.

Nima is the vice chair of the Linux Foundation’s Hyperledger telecom special interest group. He received his PhD in computer science from Trinity College Dublin, Ireland, in 2020.

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