Title: Blockchain for committing peer-to-peer transactions using distributed ledger technologies

Authors: Rashmi P. Sarode; Manoj Poudel; Shashank Shrestha; Subhash Bhalla

Addresses: Department of Information Systems, University of Aizu, Fukushima-Ken, Japan ' Department of Information Systems, University of Aizu, Fukushima-Ken, Japan ' Department of Information Systems, University of Aizu, Fukushima-Ken, Japan ' Department of Information Systems, University of Aizu, Fukushima-Ken, Japan

Abstract: Blockchain consists of networks of successive blocks that are interconnected to each other by references to their former block. These form a chain. Blockchain technology creates a database like support by creation of digital ledgers, in order to support distributed transactions. The adoption of blockchain in real-world applications poses many challenges. This study aims to understand the method, its characteristics as well as the implementation concepts of transactional systems in terms of distributed transactions over web resources. The study also examines the current trends and issues in the use of blockchain in many large-scale public utility applications in e-commerce.

Keywords: blockchain; Bitcoin; peer-to-peer transactions; cloud-based databases; web services; e-commerce.

DOI: 10.1504/IJCSE.2021.115651

International Journal of Computational Science and Engineering, 2021 Vol.24 No.3, pp.215 - 227

Received: 17 Apr 2020
Accepted: 16 Oct 2020

Published online: 04 Jun 2021 *

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