Preliminary results of a multi-vocal literature review of blockchain networks

Juan Martín Sobral, Martín Solari, Santiago Matalonga

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Abstract

Blockchain technology has fostered many projects, which have seen in it an alternative to carry out data management without relying on a trusted third party. However, business are failing to adopt this technology, and many applications are left over to proof of concepts. Furthermore, new Blockchain networks are emerging every year, hindering the decision to use this technology. The objective of this work is to have preliminary results on identifying available Blockchain networks. Recognizing their main characteristics: the type of consensus algorithm, centralization, and origin of the network, among others. We carried out a Multi-Vocal Review to identify the available Blockchain networks and analyze their most relevant characteristics. Resulting in a characterization of 112 Blockchain networks, offering a guide for the software developer, so that strategic decisions can be made when incorporating this technology.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2020 39th International Conference of the Chilean Computer Science Society (SCCC)
Subtitle of host publicationCoquimbo, Chile – November 16 – 20, 2020
Place of PublicationPiscataway, NJ
PublisherIEEE
Number of pages8
ISBN (Electronic)9781728183282
ISBN (Print)9781728183299
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 9 Dec 2020

Publication series

NameIEEE Conference Proceedings
PublisherIEEE
ISSN (Print)1522-4902

Keywords

  • blockchain
  • smart contracts
  • software architecture
  • multi-vocal review

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