Blockchain-Based Application Security Risks: A Systematic Literature Review

  • Mubashar IqbalEmail author
  • Raimundas Matulevičius
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Business Information Processing book series (LNBIP, volume 349)


Although the blockchain-based applications are considered to be less vulnerable due to the nature of the distributed ledger, they did not become the silver bullet with respect to securing the information against different security risks. In this paper, we present a literature review on the security risks that can be mitigated by introducing the blockchain technology, and on the security risks that are identified in the blockchain-based applications. In addition, we highlight the application and technology domains where these security risks are observed. The results of this study could be seen as a preliminary checklist of security risks when implementing blockchain-based applications.


Blockchain Blockchain-based applications Decentralized applications Security risks 



This research has been supported by the Estonian Research Council (grant IUT20-55).


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institute of Computer ScienceUniversity of TartuTartuEstonia

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