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New Business Applications for the Blockchain

  • Mohsen Attaran
  • Angappa Gunasekaran
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Part of the SpringerBriefs in Operations Management book series (BRIEFSOPERMAN)

Abstract

Until recently, blockchain technology was primarily of interest to financial institutions. The ability of blockchain to authenticate digital information and create smart contracts is leveraging the usefulness of technology on a world-changing scale. The new breed of programmable blockchain platforms, such as Ethereum, which provides decentralized computational power, is making the technology applicable to a wide range of cases and industries.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Mohsen Attaran
    • 1
  • Angappa Gunasekaran
    • 1
  1. 1.California State University, BakersfieldBakersfieldUSA

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