Title: Review on blockchain technology and its application to the simple analysis of intellectual property protection

Authors: Wei Chen; Kun Zhou; Weidong Fang; Ke Wang; Fangming Bi; Biruk Assefa

Addresses: School of Computer Science and Technology, China University of Mining and Technology, Xuzhou, 221116, China; Mine Digitization Engineering Research Center of the Ministry of Education, China University of Mining and Technology, Xuzhou, 221116, China; Key Laboratory of Wireless Sensor Network and Communication, Shanghai Institute of Microsystem and Information Technology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Shanghai, 201899, China ' School of Computer Science and Technology, China University of Mining and Technology, Xuzhou, 221116, China; Mine Digitization Engineering Research Center of the Ministry of Education, China University of Mining and Technology, Xuzhou, 221116, China ' Key Laboratory of Wireless Sensor Network and Communication, Shanghai Institute of Microsystem and Information Technology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Shanghai, 201899, China ' School of Computer Science and Technology, China University of Mining and Technology, Xuzhou, 221116, China; Mine Digitization Engineering Research Center of the Ministry of Education, China University of Mining and Technology, Xuzhou, 221116, China ' School of Computer Science and Technology, China University of Mining and Technology, Xuzhou, 221116, China; Mine Digitization Engineering Research Center of the Ministry of Education, China University of Mining and Technology, Xuzhou, 221116, China ' School of Computer Science and Technology, China University of Mining and Technology, Xuzhou, 221116, China; Infromation Communication Technology Department, Wollo University, Dessie Ethiopia, P.O. Box 1145, Ethiopia

Abstract: Blockchain is a widely used decentralised infrastructure. Blockchain technology has the decentration of network, the unforgeability of block data, etc. Therefore, blockchain technology has developed rapidly in recent years, and many organisations are involved. Applications are generally optimistic. This paper systematically introduces the background development status of blockchain, and analyses the operation mechanism, characteristics and possible application scenarios of blockchain technology from a technical perspective. Finally, the blockchain technology is applied to the intellectual property protection method as an example to study domestic and foreign examples and analyse existing problems. The review article aims to provide assistance for the application of blockchain technology.

Keywords: blockchain; bitcoin; operating mechanism; intellectual property.

DOI: 10.1504/IJCSE.2020.109403

International Journal of Computational Science and Engineering, 2020 Vol.22 No.4, pp.437 - 444

Received: 19 Apr 2019
Accepted: 17 Sep 2019

Published online: 26 Aug 2020 *

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