Leti researcher Christine Hennebert, who has been assigned to the IRT Nanoelec PULSE program’s POC Blockchain project, was at MIT from April 17 to 19, 2017.
Hennebert met with researchers from MIT’s OPAL/ENIGMA team to discuss the science and technology of blockchain. They addressed the benefits blockchain can bring, from making data more robust and secure to protecting users’ digital identities. In particular, the researchers discussed how blockchain can be applied to electricity—the POC Blockchain project is investigating how blockchain can be used to manage things like self-consumption of electricity at the building level and electric vehicle charging. The teams agreed to work together to explore a possible future research partnership as a way of pursuing the talks that took place in Boston in April.