1st Edition

Blockchain Technology Exploring Opportunities, Challenges, and Applications

    306 Pages 68 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    306 Pages 68 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    This book is for anyone who wants to gain an understanding of Blockchain technology and its potential. The book is research-oriented and covers different verticals of Blockchain technology. It discusses the characteristics and features of Blockchain, includes techniques, challenges, and future trends, along with case studies for deeper understanding.

    Blockchain Technology: Exploring Opportunities, Challenges, and Applications covers the core concepts related to Blockchain technology starting from scratch. The algorithms, concepts, and application areas are discussed according to current market trends and industry needs. It presents different application areas of industry and academia and discusses the characteristics and features of this technology. It also explores the challenges and future trends and provides an understanding of new opportunities.

    This book is for anyone at the beginner to intermediate level that wants to learn about the core concepts related to Blockchain technology.

    Chapter 1 Blockchain: Distinguishing Facts from Myths

    N Ramachandran, N K Shiju, Salini Suresh and Anubha Jain

    Chapter 2 Blockchain Technology and Cryptocurrency: Current Situation and Future Prospects

    M. Kar

    Chapter 3 Security and Privacy Issues in Blockchained IoT: Principles: Challenges and Counteracting Actions

    Manik Gupta, Shamneesh Sharma, Sakshi and Chetan Sharma

    Chapter 4 Survey of Blockchain Techniques for IoT Device Security

    Rahul Das and Ajay Prasad

    Chapter 5 Digitized Land Registration Using Blockchain Technology

    P Vinothiyalakshmi, C Muralidharan, Y Mohamed Sirajudeen and R Anitha

    Chapter 6 Towards a Regulatory Framework for the Adoption and Use of Cryptocurrencies in Zimbabwe

    Tinashe Mazorodze, Vusumuzi Sibanda and Ruramayi Tadu

    Chapter 7 Blockchain Technology in the Energy Industry: A Review on Policies and Regulations

    Ridoan Karim and Imtiaz Sifat

    Chapter 8 Exploring Blockchain-based Government Services in India

    Gayatri Doctor and Kratika Narain

    Chapter 9 Role of Blockchain in the Music Industry

    V. Srividya and B.K. Tripathy

    Chapter 10 Blockchain Technology: Myths, Realities and Future

    Ashish K Sharma, Durgesh M Sharma, Neha Purohit, Sangita A. Sharma and Atiya Khan

    Chapter 11 Application and Challenges of “Blockchain Technology” in the Oil and Gas Industry

    Adarsh Kumar Arya

    Chapter 12 Blockchain Technology in the Banking System in Developing Countries: Potential and Future Trends

    Van Chien Nguyen, Lam Oanh Ha and Sarfraz Hussain

    Chapter 13 Decentralizing Finance ‒ Cryptocurrencies, ICOs, STOs and Tokenization of Assets

    Hazik Mohamed

    Chapter 14 Role of Blockchain Technology in Digital Forensics

    Keshav Kaushik, Susheela Dahiya and Rewa Sharma

    Chapter 15 A Study and Experimentation on Bitcoin Price Forecasting with Time Series Analysis and Recurrent Neural Network (RNN)

    Martin Aruldoss, V. Adarsh and Miranda Lakshmi Travis

    Chapter 16 Blockchain versus IOTA Tangle for Internet of Things: The Best Architecture

    C. P. Igiri, Deepshikha Bhargava, C. Udanor and A. R. Sowah



    Sonali Vyas is serving as an academician and researcher for around a decade. Currently, she is working as Assistant Professor (Selection Grade) at University of Petroleum and Energy Studies, Uttarakhand. She has been awarded as "National Distinguished Educator Award 2021", instituted by the "International Institute of organized Research (I2OR) which is a registered MSME with the Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises, Government of India". Also awarded as "Best Academician of the Year Award (Female)" in "Global Education and Corporate Leadership Awards (GECL-2018)". Her research interest includes Blockchain, Database Virtualization, Data Mining, and Big Data Analytics. She has authored the ample number of research papers, articles and chapters in refereed journals/conference proceedings and books. She authored a book on "Smart Health Systems", Springer. She is also an editor of "Pervasive Computing: A Networking Perspective and Future Directions", Springer Nature and "Smart Farming Technologies for Sustainable Agricultural Development, IGI Global". She acted as a guest editor in a special issue of "Machine Learning and Software Systems" in "Journal of Statistics & Management Systems (JSMS)" (Thomson Reuters)". She is also a member of Editorial Board and Reviewer Board in many referred National and International journals. She has also been a member of Organizing Committee, National Advisory Board and Technical Program Committee at many International and National conferences. She has also Chaired Sessions in various reputed International and National Conferences.  She is a professional member of CSI, IEEE, ACM-India, IFERP, IAENG, ISOC, SCRS and IJERT.

    Vinod Kumar Shukla is currently working with Amity University, Dubai, and UAE as a capacity of Associate Professor - Information Technology and Head of Academics – Engineering Architecture Interior Design, Amity University Dubai, United Arab Emirates. He has more than 14 years of experience. He has completed his Ph.D; in the field of "Semantic Web and Ontology", He is an active member of IEEE. He has published many research papers in various reputed journals/conferences. He has also completed "General Management Programme" from Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad (IIM-A). He is also a certified Network Trainer CCNI (Cisco Certified Network Trainer). He has conducted many training programs, some of them includes, Training program for the employees of Delhi Transco Limited (D.T.L), Indian postal department in Megdoot Bhawan, Delhi, and Directorate General Resettlement (DGR) is an Inter Service Organization functioning directly under the Ministry of Defence. (D.G.R). He has also written case study on "Online Retail in UAE: Driven to Grow" and "MODI’S VISIT TO UAE: UNCOVERING NEW AREAS OF COOPERATION "which are hosted by European Case Clearing House (ECCH), the case center, UK. Received award "Inquisitive Award", in Unanimity -2020, organized and hosted by Amity University Dubai, UAE. He has been awarded for Star Supporter Award 2019, which was presented by: Manzil Center, Sharjah, UAE. Her Highness Sheikha Chaica S. Al Qassimi and Dr. Ayesha Saeed Husaini, Director, Al Manzil Center, Sharjah, UAE, handed over the "Appreciation Certificate and Star Supporter Award 2019" to Amity University Dubai received by Vinod Kumar Shukla for the continuous support to community engagement and volunteerism. And he has received Memento for Amity University Dubai, from Mrs. Gloria Gangte, Deputy Chief of Mission, Embassy of India, Sultanate of Oman for Guidance Seminar 2016

    Shaurya Gupta is currently working in the capacity of Assistant Professor (Selection Grade) with University of Petroleum and Energy Studies, Dehradun, Uttarakhand, India. He has completed his PhD (IT) from Amity University, Rajasthan. He has done M.Tech (CS) from Jagannath University Jaipur and has over 11 years of experience in Teaching, Administration, Liaison & Coordination, Student Management and Research & Analysis. He has published various research papers and book chapters in reputed research journals and books and attended many National and International conferences as Session Chair and Technical Programme Committee Member. He is also an editor of many books and journal special issues. His areas of interest are Blockchain, Delay Tolerant Network, Wireless Sensor Network, Ad Hoc Network, IOT and Machine Learning. Apart from research, he is involved in academics by means of preparing exercises, questionnaires and assignments for students at various levels and setting & marking assignments and tests, assessing students work for internally assessed components of qualifications for both UG and PG level.

    Ajay Prasad, PhD CSE, M. Tech CSE has more than 21 years of experience in faculty positions at reputed institutions with a substantial industrial exposure. Presently he is working as Senior Associate Professor at University of Petroleum and Energy Studies, Dehradun, India. He specializes in Blockchain, Computer Architecture, Simulation and Modelling, Network/data Security Principles, System Programming, Cloud Systems, Compilers, Digital forensics. His research contribution is towards fine-grained centralized monitoring in cloud computing and many allied areas of security and others. He has authored many research papers including a book on Digital Forensics and many book chapters. He is a continuous contributor towards society by means of cyber-awareness lectures and seminars to people and the Government agencies like the Uttarakhand police department. He is section editor in the prestigious journal Space and Culture, India (SACI). He has been Guiding PhD Scholars working in the areas like, Security in SCADA Systems, IEE802.11a-e, Automated Video Surveillance, Human aura and energy bio-field. IoT etc. He is a life member of IETE, ISTE other prominent bodies in India. He has contributed at more than four different MOOC courses at the national level.