1st Edition

Convergence of Blockchain Technology and E-Business Concepts, Applications, and Case Studies

    290 Pages 66 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    The purpose of this edited book is to provide the relevant technologies and case studies in a concise format that will simplify and streamline the processing of blockchain. The goal is for the contents of this book to change the way business transformations are conducting in economic and social systems.

    The book examines blockchain technology, the transaction attributes, and its footprint in various fields. It offers fundamentals and terminologies used in blockchain, architecture, and various consensus mechanisms that can be deployed in areas such as healthcare, smart cities, and supply chain management. The book provides a widespread knowledge into the deployment of security countermeasures that can be implemented for a blockchain network and enables the reader to consider the management of business processes and the implementation process in detail. The book highlights the challenges and provides various e-business case studies of security countermeasures.

    The book serves researchers and businesses by providing a thorough understanding of the transformation process using blockchain technology.

    1. Conceptual Framework of Decentralized Blockchain Architecture. 2. Consensus Mechanism, Peer to Peer Network and the Role of Distributed Ledger in Blockchain Transaction. 3. Security: Countermeasures for Cyber-Attacks Targeting Blockchain Network. 4. Improving Privacy and Anonymity in Blockchain Transactions: Challenges from Blockchain Scalability Solutions. 5. Challenges and Concerns of Internet of Things in Blockchain. 6. Blockchain Technology in E-Healthcare Application. 7. Blockchain Technology in Smart Cities. 8. Supply Chain Communication in Blockchain. 9. Potential Use-Cases to Explore Blockchain Technology. 10. Eradicating Cyber-Attacks in Blockchain. 11. Proof of Authorship and Ownership, Digital Identity and Governance. 12. Electronic Voting, Cloud Storage, Smart and Collaborative Transportation. 13. Blockchain and Green Energy Revolution.


    D. Sumathi is presently working as Associate professor Grade 1-SCOPE at VIT-AP University, Andhra Pradesh. She received the B.E Computer science and Engineering degree from Bharathiar University in 1994 and M.E Computer Science and Engineering degree from Sathyabama University in 2006, Chennai. She completed her doctorate degree in Anna University, Chennai. She has overall experience of 18 years out of which 6 years in industry, 12 years in teaching field. Her Research interests include Cloud computing, Network Security, Data Mining, Machine Learning, Natural Language Processing and Theoretical Foundations of computer science. She has published papers in international journals and conferences. She has organized many international conferences and also acted as Technical Chair and tutorial presenter. She is a life member of ISTE. She has published chapters in books under Springer, De Gruyter, Wiley and IGI Global publications.

    T. Poongodi is working as an Associate Professor, in the School of Computing Science and Engineering, Galgotias University, Delhi - NCR, India. She has completed Ph.D in Information Technology (Information and Communication Engineering) from Anna University, Tamil Nadu, India. She is a pioneer researcher in the areas of Big data, Wireless ad-hoc network, Internet of Things, Network Security and Blockchain Technology. She has published more than 50 papers in various international journals, National/International Conferences, and book chapters in CRC Press, IGI global, Springer, Elsevier, Wiley, De-Gruyter and edited books in CRC, IET, Wiley, Springer and Apple Academic Press.

    Balamurugan Balusamy has served up to the position of Associate Professor in his stint of 14 years of experience with VIT University, Vellore. He has completed his Bachelors, Masters and Ph.D. Degrees from Top premier institutions. His passion is teaching and adapts different design thinking principles while delivering his lectures. He has done around 30 books on various technologies and visited 15 plus countries for his technical discourse. He has several top-notch conferences in his resume and has published over 150 of quality journal, conference and book chapters combined. He serves on the advisory committee for several start-up and forums and does consultancy work for industry on Industrial IoT. He has given over 175 talks in various events and symposium. He is currently working as professor in Galgotias University and teaches students, does research on Block chain and IoT.

    Himani Bansal has over 14 years of wide experience in Academics and IT industry. She is currently working as Assistant Professor in Jaypee Institute of Information Technology, Noida, India and possess many reputed certifications such as UGC National Eligibility Test (NET), IBM Certified Academic Associate DB2 9 Database and Application Fundamentals, Google Analytics Platform Principles by Google Analytics Academy, E-Commerce Analytics by Google Analytics Academy and RSA (Rational Seed Academy) and SAP-ERP professional. Her general research interests include Machine learning and Data Analytics, Cloud Computing, Business Analytics, Data Mining and Information Retrieval. She has filed 4 patents and has around 40 publications including edited books, authored book, international journals and conferences of high repute. She has served as section editor, guest editor, convener and session chair for various upright Journals and Conferences such as SCPE, NGCT, IndiaCom, CSI Digital Life, IJAIP, JGIM, ICACCI, ICCCA, etc. and has reviewed many research papers. She serves as Life Member of various professional societies such as CSI, ISTE, CSTA and IAENG and is an active member of IEEE and ACM. Recently, IEEE has conferred her with Senior Membership.

    Firoz Khan KP was born in Kerala, India, in 1974. He received his BSc degree in Electronics from the Bharatiyaar University, Coimbatore, India, in 1991 and Master’s Degree in information Technology from University of Southern Queensland, Australia, and another Master’s Degree in Information Network and Computer Security (with Honors) from New York Institute of Technology, Abu Dhabi, UAE, in 2006 and 2016 respectively. He is currently working towards his PhD in Computer Science from the British University in Dubai, Dubai, UAE. In 2001, he joined the Higher Colleges of Technology in Computer Information Science department as a Teaching Technician and continued on to become a Faculty member in 2005. He is currently holding the position of a Lecturer, with security and networking being his primary areas of teaching. His current research fields include computer security, machine learning, deep learning and computer networking.