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Blockchain and Distributed Ledger Technology Use Cases

Applications and Lessons Learned

  • Horst Treiblmaier
  • Trevor Clohessy

Part of the Progress in IS book series (PROIS)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Rhode Ghislaine Nguewo Ngassam, Roxana Ologeanu-Taddei, Jorick Lartigau, Isabelle Bourdon
    Pages 69-94
  3. Wolfgang Radinger-Peer, Bernhard Kolm
    Pages 133-148
  4. Matias Travizano, Carlos Sarraute, Mateusz Dolata, Aaron M. French, Horst Treiblmaier
    Pages 149-170
  5. Horst Treiblmaier, Christian Sillaber
    Pages 227-244
  6. Dominik Roeck, Felix Schöneseiffen, Michael Greger, Erik Hofmann
    Pages 245-266
  7. Bikram Shrestha, Malka N. Halgamuge, Horst Treiblmaier
    Pages 289-303
  8. Wout J. Hofman
    Pages 305-329

About this book


Blockchain and other trustless systems have gone from being relatively obscure technologies, which were only known to a small community of computer scientists and cryptologists, to mainstream phenomena that are now considered powerful game changers for many industries. This book explores and assesses real-world use cases and case studies on blockchain and related technologies. The studies describe the respective applications and address how these technologies have been deployed, the rationale behind their application, and finally, their outcomes. The book shares a wealth of experiences and lessons learned regarding financial markets, energy, SCM, healthcare, law and compliance. Given its scope, it is chiefly intended for academics and practitioners who want to learn more about blockchain applications.


Blockchain Trustless systems Distributed ledger technologies Decentrally governed systems Use cases Case studies Design science research

Editors and affiliations

  1. 1.Department of International ManagementModul University ViennaViennaAustria
  2. 2.Department of Enterprise and TechnologyGalway-Mayo Institute of TechnologyGalwayIreland

About the editors

Dr. Horst Treiblmaier is Full Professor and Head of the Department of International Management at Modul University, Vienna, Austria. Previously, he was a Visiting Professor at Purdue University, UCLA and UBC. He participated in various EU programs and is a Research Associate at the UCL Centre for Blockchain Technologies. His work has appeared in journals such as Information Systems Journal, Structural Equation Modeling, The Data Base for Advances in Information Systems, Business & Information Systems Engineering, Internet Research, Information & Management, Communications of the AIS, Journal of Electronic Commerce Research and Schmalenbach Business Review.

Dr. Clohessy is a lecturer in business information systems and transformative technologies at GMIT School of Business since September 2018. Prior to this post, Trevor was a Lecturer at the National University of Ireland Galway business school and a post-doctoral researcher with Lero. His research interests include blockchain, business analytics, digital transformation, digital addiction, digital politics and cloud computing. Trevor completed his PhD from the National University of Ireland Galway. His doctoral thesis investigated the digital transformation impact of cloud computing on IT service providers. Trevor also holds a MSc in Information Systems Management and a MSc in Occupational Health and Safety from the National University of Ireland Galway. Trevor has lectured business information systems, business analytics, databases, and cloud computing topics in traditional classroom settings and blended / online learning settings. Trevor and his research associates conducted one of the first blockchain Irish organisational readiness reports in 2018 entitled “Organisational factors that influence the Blockchain adoption in Ireland.”

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