Taxonomy of Blockchain Technologies. Principles of Identification and Classification
43 Pages Posted: 1 Jun 2017 Last revised: 26 Apr 2018
Date Written: March 31, 2018
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
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