Topical Collection "Blockchain Fostering Sustainability: Challenges and Perspectives"
A topical collection in Sustainability (ISSN 2071-1050).Viewed by 33025
Interests: blockchain technology; innovation; agriculture; economics; business; supply chain; sustainability
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Interests: blockchain and bitcoin; agrifood sector; precision agriculture; sustainability management systems
Interests: effects of the innovations on the quality of the processes; environmental assessment by life cycle assessment methodology and carbon footprint; EU energy policy in terms of reduction in CO2 emissions; blockchain
Starting from Bitcoin, a digital currency based on a peer-to-peer payment system managed by an open source software and characterized by low transaction costs and no need of a central bank, the underlying blockchain technology is attracting the interest of the scientific community as it represents the basis for a distributed and democratically sustained public ledger of transactions in numerous fields.
Never before has such a massive effort been made to boost the use of blockchain in institutional policy and business, despite criticisms about illegal uses and social consequences of cryptocurrencies. Among its numerous applications, in our opinion blockchain could foster new and challenging opportunities in sustainability issues. Sharing medical data, energy generation and distribution in microgrids at citizen level, new state-minted cheaper cryptocurrencies, and smart contracts may benefit from the widespread blockchain, and sustainability issues may benefit from the adoption of this technology at a worldwide level. From this point of view, blockchain may become a driver of social change.
Our intention is to make this Special Issue of Sustainability a discussion forum where various experiences and points of view can be presented. We invite authors to exchange results of research on relations between blockchain and sustainability and the role in the circular economy of the newly, public distributed ledger of transactions. Together, we can reach solutions to the numerous problems encountered in the application of blockchain in sustainability issues.
- Smart contracts
- Blockchain-based supply chain process for the agricultural sector
- Fundamentals and proof of work alternatives
- Internet of Things (IoT) and blockchain
- Energy demand for cryptocurrencies mining
- Bill management using blockchain technology
Prof. Dr. Caterina Tricase
Prof. Dr. Angela Tarabella
Prof. Dr. Roberto Leonardo Rana
Prof. Dr. Pasquale Giungato
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- supply chain
- precision agriculture
- public organizations
- smart contracts
- legal security
- blockchain in health system