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Applications of Blockchain Technology in Business

Challenges and Opportunities

Book

Part of the SpringerBriefs in Operations Management book series (BRIEFSOPERMAN)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Mohsen Attaran, Angappa Gunasekaran
    Pages 1-5
  3. Mohsen Attaran, Angappa Gunasekaran
    Pages 7-12
  4. Mohsen Attaran, Angappa Gunasekaran
    Pages 13-20
  5. Mohsen Attaran, Angappa Gunasekaran
    Pages 21-26
  6. Mohsen Attaran, Angappa Gunasekaran
    Pages 27-45
  7. Mohsen Attaran, Angappa Gunasekaran
    Pages 47-52
  8. Mohsen Attaran, Angappa Gunasekaran
    Pages 53-57
  9. Mohsen Attaran, Angappa Gunasekaran
    Pages 59-61
  10. Mohsen Attaran, Angappa Gunasekaran
    Pages 63-65
  11. Mohsen Attaran, Angappa Gunasekaran
    Pages 67-69
  12. Mohsen Attaran, Angappa Gunasekaran
    Pages 71-83
  13. Mohsen Attaran, Angappa Gunasekaran
    Pages 85-88
  14. Mohsen Attaran, Angappa Gunasekaran
    Pages 89-94
  15. Mohsen Attaran, Angappa Gunasekaran
    Pages 95-102
  16. Mohsen Attaran, Angappa Gunasekaran
    Pages 103-106
  17. Back Matter
    Pages 107-112

About this book

Introduction

The book discusses the various ways that blockchain technology is changing the future of money, transactions, government, and business. The first two chapters walk through the foundation of blockchain. Chapters 3–12 look at applications of blockchain in different industries and highlight its exciting new business applications. It show why so many companies are implementing blockchain, and present examples of companies who have successfully employed the technology to improve efficiencies and reduce costs. Chapter 13 highlights blockchain’s powerful potential to foster emerging markets and economies including smart cities, value-based healthcare, decentralized sharing economy, machine to machine transactions, data-sharing marketplace, etc. Chapter 14 offers a conceptual model, provides information and insights, and covers a step-by-step approach to plan and develop blockchain-based technology.

Keywords

Blockchain Distributed Ledger Technology Bitcoins P2P Networks Public Key Cryptography Sharing Economy Neighborhood Micro-Grids Machine to Machine (M2M) Transactions

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.California State University, BakersfieldBakersfieldUSA
  2. 2.California State University, BakersfieldBakersfieldUSA

About the authors

Mohsen Attaran is the 2004–2005 Millie Ablin Outstanding Professor of Management at the California State University, Bakersfield. He is Founder and President of IES, Inc., a web and mobile app development company and has founded, launched, and managed several businesses in his career in a variety of technological fields. 

Angappa Gunasekaran is Dean and a professor at the School of Business and Public Administration, California State University, Bakersfield. He has organized several international workshops and conferences in the emerging areas of operations management and information systems.

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