About this Research Topic
In principle, blockchain technology can have a profound social impact by altering existing economic and social structures. For example, it can significantly improve supply chains by facilitating faster and more cost-effective delivery of products and services, enhancing product trackability and traceability, strengthening partner coordination, allowing new legal rights with ‘smart' -compliance, -monitoring and -enforcement, and facilitating access to financing.
This Research Topic invites papers that critically examine current developments in Blockchain for Good and supply chain management. These are expected to be two of the most relevant blockchain applications in the future. Therefore, it is essential that papers explicitly consider the philosophy, value system, and definition of "good" in their content. No assumptions should be drawn on a system being "good" simply because it is used in a particular context.
Finally, this Research Topic will address and pave the way for tackling the complex challenges and solutions currently confronting supply chains, as well as how these can be future-oriented:
• Blockchain in 5G technologies;
• Blockchain in IoT;
• Blockchain in information-centric networking;
• Blockchain in smart grids;
• Blockchain in artificial intelligence;
• Blockchain in networking and edge/fog/cloud technologies;
• Blockchain in health;
• Blockchain in decentralized financing and payments;
• Blockchain in social networking;
• Blockchain in agriculture;
• Blockchain in Smart Cities;
• Blockchain in Public Administration (national, regional and local);
• Blockchain in Rights of Nature.
Keywords: Blockchain, supply chain, data, management
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