Cross-Industry Use of Blockchain Technology and Opportunities for the Future

Cross-Industry Use of Blockchain Technology and Opportunities for the Future

Idongesit Williams (Aalborg University, Denmark)
Release Date: May, 2020|Copyright: © 2020 |Pages: 228
ISBN13: 9781799836322|ISBN10: 1799836320|EISBN13: 9781799836346|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-7998-3632-2


Blockchain is a technology that transcends cryptocurrencies. There are other services in different sectors of the economy that can benefit from the trust and security that blockchains offer. For example, financial institutions are using blockchains for international money transfer, and in logistics, it has been used for supply chain management and tracking of goods. As more global companies and governments are experimenting and deploying blockchain solutions, it is necessary to compile knowledge on the best practices, strategies, and failures in order to create a better awareness of how blockchain could either support or add value to other services.

Cross-Industry Use of Blockchain Technology and Opportunities for the Future provides emerging research highlighting the possibilities inherent in blockchain for different sectors of the economy and the added value blockchain can provide for the future of these different sectors. Featuring coverage on a broad range of topics such as data privacy, information sharing, and digital identity, this book is ideally designed for IT specialists, consultants, design engineers, cryptographers, service designers, researchers, academics, government officials, and industry professionals.

Topics Covered

The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to:

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Big Data
  • Blockchain Platforms
  • Chain Management
  • Data Privacy
  • E-Government
  • Financial Services
  • Information Sharing
  • Internet of Things
  • Interoperability
  • Smart Contracts

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Author(s)/Editor(s) Biography

Dr. Idongesit WILLIAMS is a lecturer with the Center for Communication, Media and Information Technologies (CMI) located at Aalborg University Copenhagen. He holds a Bachelor in Physics, a Master degree in Information and Communications Technologies and a Ph.D. He has since 2010 researched into socio-economic, socio-technical related to Information and Communications Technologies. His research areas include the facilitation of telecom and ICT infrastructure using Public Private Partnerships, the development and the sustenance of Community-Based Networks, e-government implementation, Science and Technology Studies, gender adoption of ICTs, Organizational adoption of ICTs, User experience with ICTs and Organizational Learning He has authored more than 26 research publications, including journal papers, books, book chapters, conference papers and magazine articles. He is the co-editor of the Book, The African Mobile Story. He has delivered presentations at conferences and also helped in organizing conferences such as the CMI annual conference and the CMI/GTUC conferences.