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Personal Book Management Application on Blockchain

  • Hiryu Kawaguchi
  • Yasunao TakanoEmail author
  • Hiroshi Sakuta
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 926)

Abstract

Using a blockchain, an application that guarantees reliability, can be realized by managing a distributed ledger of agreements. A blockchain’s usefulness in applications requiring trust, such as virtual currency, has been confirmed, and it is being used in actual services. However, the time taken to add data to the distributed ledger and the cost of this operation may be too high. As a result, other real applications for blockchains have not been found yet. In this research, we design and implement an application for lending and borrowing books on a distributed ledger. The application is implemented as a distributed application on Ethereum, which is a platform used for building blockchain-based smart contracts. Users of this application can lend and borrow books through a web application that functions as the user interface of the application. The usage logs show that the time and fees required for adding data to the distributed ledger are acceptable.

Keywords

Blockchain Book management Web application 

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Copyright information

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Hiryu Kawaguchi
    • 1
  • Yasunao Takano
    • 1
    Email author
  • Hiroshi Sakuta
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Integrated Information Technology, College of Science and EngineeringAoyama Gakuin UniversitySagamihara-shiJapan

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