Blockchains: Empowering Technologies and Industrial Applications
Al-Dulaimi, Anwer, Dobre, Octavia A., I, Chih-Lin
A comprehensive guide to the most recent developments in blockchains in theoretical and industrial perspectives
Originally introduced as a method to keep track of Bitcoin transactions over a peer-to-peer network, blockchain is a continuously growing list of records, called blocks, which are linked and secured using cryptography into a chain held in public databases. The use of this technology has grown since its cryptocurrency creation and now store three types of information: 1) transactions, including the date, time, and value of purchases; 2) records of participates in transactions; and 3) unique code known as a "hash" that distinguishes one block from another. A single block on the blockchain can hold 1 MB of data, or potentially thousands of transactions - this then can allow for hundreds of thousands of transactions to be recorded as each block can join the state-of-the-art blockchain.
Blockchains provides a detailed overview of the latest and most innovative concepts, techniques, and applications related to the developing blockchain. Aimed at novices and experts on the subject, the book focuses on blockchain technologies, integrated systems, and use cases, specifically by looking at three major technical areas: blockchain platforms and distributed database technologies, consensus and fault tolerance, and Blockchain as a Service (BaaS). These avenues of research are essential to support blockchain functionalities, such as acquiring and updating existing data, securing data resources and the recovery of failures, and using blockchains in various services that range from cryptocurrencies to cloud automation.
Blockchains readers will also find:
- Brainstorming activities that gradually builds the knowledge of readers on the described technology and deployment scenarios
- Investigation of specific topics such as novel networking protocols, wireless techniques, new infrastructure designs, operations management, and deployment strategies
- Discussion of technical challenges in blockchain, as well as how to manage cloud-based networks, service automation, and cyber security
- Numerous elementary and advanced examples on various topics at the end of the book that can be used for training purposes
- Illustrations including tables and diagrams to help elucidate points made throughout the volume
- Glossary of relevant terminology to blockchains in enterprise
Blockchains is a useful reference for researchers in vehicular networking and computer science, as well as cloud storage providers and governmental offices for data management.
區塊鏈最初作為一種在點對點網絡上追踪比特幣交易的方法而被引入，它是一個不斷增長的記錄列表，稱為區塊，這些區塊使用加密技術連接和保護，形成存儲在公共數據庫中的鏈。自從它的加密貨幣創建以來，這項技術的應用已經增長，現在可以存儲三種類型的信息：1）交易，包括購買的日期、時間和價值；2）參與交易的記錄；和3）稱為“哈希”的唯一代碼，用於區分一個區塊與另一個區塊。區塊鏈上的一個區塊可以容納1 MB的數據，或者潛在地可以容納數千筆交易 - 這樣每個區塊都可以加入最先進的區塊鏈，記錄數十萬筆交易。
Anwer Al-Dulaimi, PhD, is a Senior Manager of Emerging Technologies and Distinguished Member of Technical Staff at the 5G Center of Excellence, EXFO Inc. in Montreal, Canada. He is the chair of IEEE 5G Innovation Testbed Project, Chair of IEEE 1932.1 Standard, and IEEE Distinguished Lecturer.
Octavia A. Dobre, PhD, is a Professor and Research Chair in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Memorial University, Canada. She is an IEEE Fellow and is the Inaugural Editor-in-Chief for the IEEE Open Journal of the Communications Society.
Chih-Lin I, PhD, established the Green Communications Research Center of China Mobile, spearheading in her role as the CMCC Chief Scientist of Wireless Technologies major initiatives including 5G Key Technologies R&D.
Anwer Al-Dulaimi, PhD，是加拿大蒙特婁EXFO公司5G卓越中心的新興技術高級經理和傑出技術人員。他是IEEE 5G創新測試床項目主席，IEEE 1932.1標準主席和IEEE傑出講師。
Octavia A. Dobre, PhD，是加拿大紀念大學電氣與計算機工程系的教授和研究主席。她是IEEE院士，並擔任IEEE通信學會開放期刊的創刊主編。
Chih-Lin I, PhD，創立了中國移動的綠色通信研究中心，作為中國移動通信公司無線技術首席科學家，領導了包括5G關鍵技術研發在內的重大項目。