Blockchain Technology and Applications

Jan Veuger (Editor)
School of Finance and Accounting, School of Creative Technology and School of Governance, Law and Urban Development of the Saxion University of Applied Sciences Enschede, The Netherlands

Series: Computer Science, Technology and Applications
BISAC: COM014000

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This book provides an overview of the latest developments on Blockchain technology and its applications. The internet has already made it possible to transfer information quickly and cheaply, without involving intermediaries, while Blockchain gives the same benefits for transferring value. The Internet is used to transfer words and images, while Blockchain is used for transactions. Essentially, Blockchain is a combination of two elements: a shared and distributed ledger with synchronized data spread over multiple sites, countries, and / or institutions, and a cryptography – a digital token with a monetary value.

This technology could have a huge impact on the value chain in our society. This impact includes efficiency, transparency, ownership, value (transfer), automation, and service provision. To understand the world of blockchain, we need to understand the innovation of the currency Bitcoin in 2009, that was built on Blockchain technology. Bitcoin is a combination of four individual elements: (1) cryptography, (2) a peer-to-peer network, (3) an open source protocol and (4) a shared ledger. This makes it a phenomenon that people have been enthusiastic about.

This book is comprised of chapters written by experts on Blockchain from Austria, Brazil, China, Croatia, Georgia, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Slovenia, Spain, and Switzerland, on the following topics: (1) Blockchain and the Agenda 2030 by Danielle Mendes Thame Denny, (2) Application of Blockchain Technology in the Field of E-Government Services by Jiarui Zhang, (3) Can the Cybersecurity of Smart Building be Improved Using Blockchain Technology? by Ben van Lier, (4) Influence of Blockchain Applications and Digitalization on Real Estate by Jan Veuger, (5) Blockchain: Technology Looking For a Problem in Real Estate? by Jo Bronckers and Jan Veuger et al., (6) Real Estate Start-up Get a Brick by Wendel Hulsebos and Jan Veuger, (7) Blockchain: An Efficiency Solution For Housing Associations? by Michel Vonk, (8) Blockchain Applications in Support of the Energy Transition by Mieke Oostra and Jelle Rijpma, and (9) Many Keys of Blockchain for Real Estate by Esther Dekker.

Many questions remain about Blockchain, including whether to continue looking at existing markets for applications of the technology, or at disruptive and innovative newcomers. Is Blockchain only a technological disruption or a real game changer? Will the entire value chain of the market embrace it? Confidence in Blockchain is certainly a precondition for guiding disruption where (new) companies use new technology to offer cheaper and superior alternatives in the market. However, the big question is, how quickly will Blockchain develop as well as all its applications? Stephen Hawking wrote in his book Brief Answers to the Big Questions about how we will shape the future (Hawking, 2018: p207): “In the same way that the internet, our mobile phones, medical imaging, satellite navigation, and social networks would have been incomprehensible to the society of only a few generations ago, our future world is beginning to be conceived. Information on its own will not take us there, but the intelligent and creactive use of it will.”
(Imprint: Nova)

Preface

Foreward

Chapter 1. Blockchain and the Agenda 2030
(Danielle Mendes Thame Denny, PhD, and Roberto Ferreira Paulo, Communication, Faculdade Armando Álvares Penteado, São Paulo, Brazil, and others)

Chapter 2. Application of Blockchain Technology in the Field of E-Government Services
(JiaRui Zhang, Department of Computer Science and Technology, Hefei University, Hefei, Anhui, China)

Chapter 3. Can the Cybersecurity of Smart Buildings Be Improved Using Blockchain Technology?
(Ben van Lier, Centric, Gouda, Netherlands, Steinbeis University Berlin, Rotterdam University of Applied Sciences, Rotterdam, Netherlands)

Chapter 4. Influence of Blockchain Applications and Digitalization on Real Estate
(Jan Veuger, PhD, School of Finance and Accounting, School of Creative Technology and School of Governance, Law and Urban Development of the Saxion University of Applied Sciences Enschede, Netherlands)

Chapter 5. Blockchain: Technology Looking for a Problem in Real Estate?
(Jo Bronckers and Jan Veuger, PhD, School of Finance and Accounting, School of Creative Technology and School of Governance, Law and Urban Development of the Saxion University of Applied Sciences Enschede, Netherlands)

Chapter 6. Start up ‘Getabrick’ in Real Estate
(Wendel Hulsebos and Jan Veuger, PhD, School of Finance and Accounting, School of Creative Technology and School of Governance, Law and Urban Development of the Saxion University of Applied Sciences Enschede, Netherlands)

Chapter 7. Blockchain: An Efficiency Solution for Housing Associations?
(Michel Vonk, Department of the Built Environment and Industrial Engineering and Innovation, Eindhoven University of Technology, Eindhoven, Netherlands)

Chapter 8. Blockchain Applications in Support of the Energy Transition
(Mieke Oostra and Jelle Rijpma, Professor of Applied Urban Energy Transition, Utrecht University of Applied Sciences, Utrecht, Netherlands, and others)

Chapter 9. Many Keys of Blockchain for Real Estate
(Esther Dekker, Max Property Group, Head Office Netherlands)

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"This scientific monograph is composed of nine chapters, with over nine contributors, which together form a comprehensive insight into the issues that are perfectly reflected in the title, Blockchain, Technology and Applications." READ MORE... - Associate Professor Bojan Grum, PhD, New University, European Law Faculty, Ljubljana, Slovenia

Keywords: Blockchain, Agenda 2030, Sustainable Development Goals, Global Governance, transaction validation, transaction consensus, block generation, block storage, data determine ownership, data traceability, data proof, smart contract, housing associations, tenant mutation process, disruption, real estate, trust, digitalization, applications, uniform, ID’s, GetaBrick, start up, investment, energy transition, urban planning, construction industry, keys, potential solutions.

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Real Estate
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