Blockchain technologies, as an emerging distributed architecture and computing paradigm, have accelerated the development/application of the Cloud/GPU/Edge Computing, Artificial Intelligence, cyber physical systems, social networking, crowdsourcing and crowdsensing, 5G, trust management, and finance. The popularity and rapid development of Blockchain brings many technical and regulatory challenges for research and academic communities. This book will feature contributions from experts on topics related to performance, benchmarking, durability, robustness, as well data gathering and management, algorithms, analytics techniques for transactions processing, and implementation of applications.

chapter Chapter 6|20 pages

Application of Blockchain and Smart Contract

Approaches and Challenges

chapter Chapter 9|16 pages

Blockchain in Global Health

An Appraisal of Current and Future Applications

chapter Chapter 14|56 pages

Legal Aspects of Blockchain Technology

Smart Contracts, Intellectual Property and Data Protection *