The Blockchain Muddle: A Bird’s-Eye View on Blockchain Surveys

Johannes Schönböck, Elisabeth Kapsamer, Birgit Pröll, Werner Retschitzegger, Markus Weißenbek, Wieland Schwinger

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Abstract

Since the emergence of Bitcoin, blockchains (BCs) have been applied not only in the finance sector, but also in various other domains like health care, education or Industry 4.0 resulting in numerous different BC platforms and substantial research work. This plenty of efforts yielded to several valuable scientific surveys classifying and evaluating existing BC platforms. Although each of them puts forward a somewhat consolidated view on the field, it is still challenging to get rid of the “blockchain muddle” preventing even a common perception of the core functionality of BCs. Instead of providing yet another BC overview we conduct a meta survey of existing BC studies and report on lessons learned in this paper, being the basis for our vision towards a UML-based reference model considering both, structural and behavioral aspects of BCs and thereby identifying the nucleus of BCs.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication20th International Conference on Information Integration and Web-Based Applications and Services, iiWAS 2018 - Proceedings
EditorsGabriele Anderst-Kotsis, Eric Pardede, Matthias Steinbauer, Maria Indrawan-Santiago, Ivan Luiz Salvadori, Ivan Luiz Salvadori, Ismail Khalil
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery
Pages370-374
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)9781450364799
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 19 Nov 2018
Event20th International Conference on Information Integration and Web-Based Applications and Services, iiWAS 2018 - Yogyakarta, Indonesia
Duration: 19 Nov 201821 Nov 2018

Publication series

NameACM International Conference Proceeding Series

Conference

Conference20th International Conference on Information Integration and Web-Based Applications and Services, iiWAS 2018
CountryIndonesia
CityYogyakarta
Period19.11.201821.11.2018

Keywords

  • Blockchains
  • Meta-Survey
  • UML Reference Model

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