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Smart contracts - blockchains in the wings


Bocek, Thomas; Stiller, Burkhard (2017). Smart contracts - blockchains in the wings. In: Linnhoff-Popien, Claudia; Schneider, Ralf; Zaddach, Michael. Digital Marketplaces Unleashed. Berlin, Heidelberg, Germany: Springer, 169-184.

Abstract

In recent years, electronic contracts have gained attention, especially in the context of the blockchain technology. While public blockchains are considered secure, legally binding under certain circumstances, and without any centralized control, they are applicable to a wide range of application domains, such as public registries, registry of deeds, or virtual organizations. As one of the most prominent blockchain examples, the Bitcoin system has reached large public, financial industry‐related, and research interest. Another prominent block‐chain example, Ethereum, which is considered a general approach for smart contracts, has taken off too. Nevertheless, various different set of functions, applications, and stakeholders are involved in this smart contract arena. These are highlighted and put into interrelated technical, economic, and legal perspectives.

Abstract

In recent years, electronic contracts have gained attention, especially in the context of the blockchain technology. While public blockchains are considered secure, legally binding under certain circumstances, and without any centralized control, they are applicable to a wide range of application domains, such as public registries, registry of deeds, or virtual organizations. As one of the most prominent blockchain examples, the Bitcoin system has reached large public, financial industry‐related, and research interest. Another prominent block‐chain example, Ethereum, which is considered a general approach for smart contracts, has taken off too. Nevertheless, various different set of functions, applications, and stakeholders are involved in this smart contract arena. These are highlighted and put into interrelated technical, economic, and legal perspectives.

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Item Type:Book Section, refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:03 Faculty of Economics > Department of Informatics
Dewey Decimal Classification:000 Computer science, knowledge & systems
Language:English
Date:2017
Deposited On:20 Mar 2017 08:16
Last Modified:29 Mar 2018 04:05
Publisher:Springer
ISBN:978-3-662-49274-1
OA Status:Closed
Publisher DOI:https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-662-49275-8_19
Other Identification Number:merlin-id:14501

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