Blockchain is emerging as a powerful technology, which has attracted the wider attention of all businesses across the globe. In addition to financial businesses, IT companies and business organizations are keenly analyzing and adapting this technology for improving business processes. Security is the primary enterprise application. There are other crucial applications that include creating decentralized applications and smart contracts, which are being touted as the key differentiator of this pioneering technology. The power of any technology lies in its ecosystem. Product and tool vendors are building and releasing a variety of versatile and robust toolsets and platforms in order to speed up and simplify blockchain application development, deployment and management. There are other infrastructure-related advancements in order to streamline blockchain adoption. Cloud computing, big data analytics, machine and deep learning algorithm, and connected and embedded devices all are driving blockchain application development and deployment.

Blockchain Technology and Applications illustrates how blockchain is being sustained through a host of platforms, programming languages, and enabling tools. It examines:

  • Data confidential, integrity, and authentication
  • Distributed consensus protocols and algorithms
  • Blockchain systems design criteria and systems interoperability and scalability
  • Integration with other technologies including cloud and big data

It also details how blockchain is being blended with cloud computing, big data analytics and IoT across all industry verticals. The book gives readers insight into how this path-breaking technology can be a value addition in several business domains ranging from healthcare, financial services, government, supply chain and retail.

chapter Chapter 1|20 pages

Distributed Computing and/or Distributed Database Systems

ByK. P. Arjun, N. M. Sreenarayanan, K. Sampath Kumar, R. Viswanathan

chapter Chapter 2|30 pages

Blockchain Components and Concept

ByM. R. Manu, Namya Musthafa, B. Balamurugan, Rahul Chauhan

chapter Chapter 3|14 pages

Blockchain and IoT Security

ByD. Peter Augustine, Pethuru Raj

chapter Chapter 4|14 pages

Consensus Algorithms – A Survey

ByR. Indrakumari, T. Poongodi, Kavita Saini, B. Balamurugan

chapter Chapter 5|22 pages

Optimized Digital Transformation in Government Services with Blockchain

ByR. Sujatha, C. Navaneethan, Rajesh Kaluri, S. Prasanna

chapter Chapter 6|14 pages

Blockchain and Social Media

BySaugata Dutta, Kavita Saini

chapter Chapter 7|24 pages

Assessing Security Features of Blockchain Technology

ByT. Subha

chapter Chapter 8|20 pages

Merger of Artificial Intelligence and Blockchain

ByPooja Saigal

chapter Chapter 10|28 pages

Enabling Digital Twin through Blockchain: A Strategic Perspective

ByRitika Wason, Broto Rauth Bhardwaj, Vishal Jain

chapter Chapter 11|10 pages

Blockchain for Securing Internet of Things (IoT) Applications

ByPramod Mathew Jacob, Prasanna Mani

chapter Chapter 12|23 pages

Bitcoins and Crimes

ByM. Vivek Anand, T. Poongodi, Kavita Saini