Blockchain and Other Distributed Ledger Technologies, An Advanced Primer

Babich V, Birge J, Hilary G (eds) Innovative Technology at the interface of Finance and Operations. Springer Series in Supply Chain Management, forthcoming, Springer Nature.

Georgetown McDonough School of Business Research Paper No. 3740067

34 Pages Posted: 5 Jan 2021 Last revised: 8 Mar 2021

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Gilles Hilary

Georgetown University - Department of Accounting and Business Law

Date Written: November 30, 2020

Abstract

Although there are many versions of blockchain technology today, it was first introduced in 2008 as the technology supporting Bitcoin, the first successful virtual currency system. Yet in and of itself, Blockchain technology is much more than the underpinning for Bitcoin (and other cryptocurrencies) and has found many applications beyond its initial purpose. The goal of this advanced primer is to review the current state of this technology and to discuss some of its advantages and drawbacks in settings beyond crypto-currencies.

Keywords: Blochchain, distributed ledger technology

Suggested Citation

Hilary, Gilles, Blockchain and Other Distributed Ledger Technologies, An Advanced Primer (November 30, 2020). Babich V, Birge J, Hilary G (eds) Innovative Technology at the interface of Finance and Operations. Springer Series in Supply Chain Management, forthcoming, Springer Nature., Georgetown McDonough School of Business Research Paper No. 3740067, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3740067 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3740067

Gilles Hilary (Contact Author)

Georgetown University - Department of Accounting and Business Law ( email )

McDonough School of Business
Washington, DC 20057
United States

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