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Decentralized Networks: The Future Internet

  • Iveta Kremenova
  • Milan Gajdos
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Abstract

The exponential growth in computing power, total Internet data throughput and human online interaction are the primary driving factors of the latest innovations in the field. Decentralized networks, disrupting the current centralized models, offer a unique potential to support societal fairness, information accessibility and security combined with business innovation. Blockchain technology is a pillar and leading concept within decentralized networks, serving as shared database across the network where information cannot be hampered with once stored and verified. Blockchain offers solutions to ever increasing security, verifiability and transparency concerns. It aims at cultivating a shared and trusted digital environment. Removing the single point of failure from the equation enables the technology to be applicable in industries where direct information flow and network security are priority concerns. The application of decentralized networks and blockchain has many possibilities and scenarios, what perhaps most stands out is optimization and increased trust of logistic value chains, quality control in the manufacturing stream, and transparency in maintenance model ranging from simple to sophisticated equipment.

Keywords

Decentralized networks Blockchain Consensus models IoT 

Notes

Compliance with ethical standards

Grant support

This contribution was undertaken as parts of the research project VEGA 1/0725/17 – Research on the life cycle of a start-up company as a basis for the business model of network start-up company. Grant provided by Scientific Grant Agency of the Ministry of Education, Science, Research and Sport of the Slovak Republic (VEGA).

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Communications, Faculty of Operation and Economics of Transport and CommunicationsUniversity of ZilinaZilinaSlovak Republic

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