A structured framework to assess the business application landscape of blockchain technologies.

dc.contributor.author Salviotti, Gianluca
dc.contributor.author De Rossi, Leonardo Maria
dc.contributor.author Abbatemarco, Nico
dc.date.accessioned 2017-12-28T01:52:27Z
dc.date.available 2017-12-28T01:52:27Z
dc.date.issued 2018-01-03
dc.description.abstract Blockchain is emerging as a game changing technology in many industries. Although it is increasingly capturing the business community’s attention, a comprehensive overview of commercially available applications is lacking to date. This paper aims to fill this gap. Firstly, we propose a structured approach to assess the application landscape of blockchain technologies. To build our framework, we relied on largely accepted classifications of blockchains, based on protocols, consensus mechanisms and ownership, as well as on the most cited application areas emerging from the literature. Secondly, we applied the framework on a database of 460 released blockchains. The analysis confirms a dominance of applications for cryptocurrencies, financial transactions and certification purposes, with a prevalence of permissionless platforms. We also found new application fields that go far beyond the seven initial areas addressed by the current body of knowledge, leading to some interesting takeaways for both practitioners and IS researchers.
dc.format.extent 10 pages
dc.identifier.doi 10.24251/HICSS.2018.440
dc.identifier.isbn 978-0-9981331-1-9
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10125/50328
dc.language.iso eng
dc.relation.ispartof Proceedings of the 51st Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences
dc.rights Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International
dc.rights.uri https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/
dc.subject Distributed Ledger Technology, the Blockchain
dc.subject blockchain, blockchain applications, blockchain market, cryptocurrencies, dapps
dc.title A structured framework to assess the business application landscape of blockchain technologies.
dc.type Conference Paper
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