Taxonomy of Blockchain Technologies. Principles of Identification and Classification

43 Pages Posted: 1 Jun 2017 Last revised: 26 Apr 2018

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Paolo Tasca

UCL Centre for Blockchain Technologies

Claudio Tessone

University of Zurich

Date Written: March 31, 2018

Abstract

A comparative study across the most widely known blockchain technologies is conducted with a bottom-up approach. Blockchains are disentangled into building blocks. Each building block is then hierarchically classified in main and subcomponents. Then, alternative layouts for the subcomponents are identified and compared between them. Finally, a taxonomy tree summarises the study and provides a navigation tool across different blockchain architectural configurations.

Keywords: blockchain, distributed ledger technology

JEL Classification: O00

Suggested Citation

Tasca, Paolo and Tessone, Claudio, Taxonomy of Blockchain Technologies. Principles of Identification and Classification (March 31, 2018). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2977811 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2977811

Paolo Tasca (Contact Author)

UCL Centre for Blockchain Technologies ( email )

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London, WC1E 6BT
United Kingdom

HOME PAGE: http://paolotasca.com

Claudio Tessone

University of Zurich ( email )

Rämistrasse 71
Zürich, CH-8006
Switzerland

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