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The Applicability of Blockchain Technology in the Mobility and Logistics Domain

Authors : Wout Hofman, Christopher Brewster

Published in: Towards User-Centric Transport in Europe

Publisher: Springer International Publishing

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Abstract

Blockchain technology in the last 3–4 years has attracted a great deal of attention due to its potential for the disruption various sectors of the economy including the financial sector, and more recently the mobility and logistics domain. The technology, which was developed as the foundation for the cryptocurrency Bitcoin, has developed much further with creation of Ethereum and the concept of “smart contracts.” This chapter discusses the position of blockchain technology in a hyperconnected environment, and analyses a prototypical logistics scenario where the technology could be used. We describe the characteristics of blockchain technology and provide examples of how it is being applied for mobility and logistics. The chapter concludes by considering particular opportunities for mobility and logistics based on the current characteristics of the technology, and also identified a number of challenges faced by the technology.

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Footnotes
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Hyperledger Fabric smart contracts are written in GO Language and each contains its own attribute-value data store.
 
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Metadata
Title
The Applicability of Blockchain Technology in the Mobility and Logistics Domain
Authors
Wout Hofman
Christopher Brewster
Copyright Year
2019
DOI
https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-99756-8_13

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