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.
Table of Contents
1 Distributed Computing and/or Distributed Database Systems
K. P. ARJUN, N. M. SREENARAYANAN, K. SAMPATH KUMAR, AND R. VISWANATHAN
2 Blockchain Components and Concept
M. R. MANU, NAMYA MUSTHAFA, B. BALAMURUGAN, AND RAHUL CHAUHAN
3 Blockchain and IoT Security
D. PETER AUGUSTINE AND PETHURU RAJ
4 Consensus Algorithms – A Survey
R. INDRAKUMARI, T. POONGODI, KAVITA SAINI, AND B. BALAMURUGAN
5 Optimized Digital Transformation in Government Services with Blockchain
R. SUJATHA, C. NAVANEETHAN, RAJESH KALURI, AND S. PRASANNA
6 Blockchain and Social Media
SAUGATA DUTTA AND KAVITA SAINI
7 Assessing Security Features of Blockchain Technology
8 Merger of Artificial Intelligence and Blockchain
9 Identification of Blockchain-Enabled Opportunities and Their Business Values: Interoperability of Blockchain
N.S. GOWRI GANESH
10 Enabling Digital Twin through Blockchain: A Strategic Perspective
RITIKA WASON, BROTO RAUTH BHARDWAJ, AND VISHAL JAIN
11 Blockchain for Securing Internet of Things (IoT) Applications
PRAMOD MATHEW JACOB AND PRASANNA MANI
12 Bitcoins and Crimes
M. VIVEK ANAND, T. POONGODI, AND KAVITA SAINI
Dr. Pethuru Raj Chelliah has been working as the chief architect in the Site Reliability Engineering (SRE) division of Reliance Jio Infocomm Ltd. (RJIL), Bangalore. He previously worked as a cloud infrastructure architect in the IBM Global Cloud Center of Excellence (CoE), IBM India Bangalore for four years. Prior to that, he had a long stint as TOGAF-certified enterprise architecture (EA) consultant in Wipro Consulting Services (WCS) Division. He has also worked as a lead architect in the corporate research division of Robert Bosch, Bangalore. In total, he has gained more than 17 years of IT industry experience and eight years of research experience.
Dr. Kavita Saini earned a Ph.D. at Banasthali University, Banasthali, Jaipur and currently working as an Assistant Professor in Galgotias University, Greater Noida, Uttar Pradesh. She has more than 14 years of teaching experience in the field of computer science. Her area of interest lies in the field of web-based instructional systems, blockchain, cloud computing, and Big Data. She is author of 4 books. Dr. Kavita Saini has published more than 15 papers in national and international journals. She has also presented many papers in national and international conferences.
Dr. Chellammal Surianarayanan is an Assistant Professor of Computer Science in Bharathidasan University Constituent Arts and Science College, Tiruchirappalli, TamilNadu, India. She earned a Master of Science degree in Physics, Master of Technology degree in Information Technology and a doctorate degree in Computer Science. She has worked on discovery and selection of semantic web services. She has published research papers in Springer Service-Oriented Computing and Applications, IEEE Transactions on Services Computing, International Journal of Computational Science, Interscience, and SCIT Journal of Symbiosis Centre for Information Technology. She has authored book chapters with IGI Global and CRC Press. She is a life member in professional bodies such as the Computer Society of India and the IAENG.