Blockchain and Distributed Ledger Technology Use Cases - Book Publication
June 12, 2020
MU Vienna is pleased to announce that a book co-edited by Dr. Horst Treiblmaier from Modul University Vienna and his colleague Dr. Trevor Clohessy from GMIT School of Business, has been published by Springer, a global publisher of books, e-books and peer-reviewed journals.
Blockchain and other trustless systems have gone from being relatively obscure technologies, known only to a small community of computer scientists and cryptologists, to mainstream phenomena that are now considered powerful game changers for many industries.
Blockchain and Distributed Ledger Technology Use Cases explores and assesses real-world use cases and case studies on blockchain and related technologies. The studies describe the respective applications and address how these technologies have been deployed, the rationale behind their application, and finally, their outcomes. The book shares a wealth of experiences and lessons learned regarding financial markets, energy, SCM, healthcare, law and compliance.
MU: Professor Treiblmaier, what motivated you and your colleague to start working on this project?
“Blockchain technology turned into a big hype at around 2016/17 but there were hardly any rigorous case studies published. In other words, we found that objective and comprehensive documentations of case studies were needed in order to be able to assess the business implications of blockchain.”
MU: Did you and Dr. Clohessy encounter any challenges in the process of co-editing this book?
“We found that the technology is changing fast and, during the publishing process, more and more use cases of blockchain were coming up. Other than that, it was a smooth process with a lot of support from the publisher.”
Given its scope, Blockchain and Distributed Ledger Technology Use Cases is chiefly intended for academics and practitioners who want to learn more about blockchain applications.
Dr. Horst Treiblmaier is Full Professor and Head of the Department of International Management at Modul University, Vienna, Austria. He participated in various EU programs and is a Research Associate at the UCL Centre for Blockchain Technologies.
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