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Emerging Topics and Practical Considerations in Blockchain Technologies

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Recent developments in blockchain technologies have significantly expanded the scope of applications that can be built on top of distributed ledgers. Such developments include, but are not limited to, non-blockchain types of distributed ledgers; proposals to address security, privacy, fungibility and scalability problems in blockchain networks; systems that combine blockchains with other technologies, including IoT, AI, Oracles, and others; new forms of distributed consensus; and many more.

The Blockchain Technologies section of Frontiers in Blockchains will devote its first issue to providing a forum for the publication of novel, inter-disciplinary, ground-breaking ideas pushing forward our knowledge on emerging topics and practical considerations in blockchain technologies. We welcome original, previously unpublished research addressing any of the above topics or other related to the Scope of the section.

Articles published within this Research Topic in 2019 are eligible for the $10,000 “Yun Family Frontiers in Blockchain Prize".

For more details, please see our blog post here:

https://blog.frontiersin.org/2018/12/12/frontiers-in-blockchain-introduces-new-journal-wide-10000-best-paper-prize/


Keywords: blockchain, blockchain technology, distributed ledger, distributed consensus, innovation, fungibility, blockchain network, scaleability


Important Note: All contributions to this Research Topic must be within the scope of the section and journal to which they are submitted, as defined in their mission statements. Frontiers reserves the right to guide an out-of-scope manuscript to a more suitable section or journal at any stage of peer review.

Recent developments in blockchain technologies have significantly expanded the scope of applications that can be built on top of distributed ledgers. Such developments include, but are not limited to, non-blockchain types of distributed ledgers; proposals to address security, privacy, fungibility and scalability problems in blockchain networks; systems that combine blockchains with other technologies, including IoT, AI, Oracles, and others; new forms of distributed consensus; and many more.

The Blockchain Technologies section of Frontiers in Blockchains will devote its first issue to providing a forum for the publication of novel, inter-disciplinary, ground-breaking ideas pushing forward our knowledge on emerging topics and practical considerations in blockchain technologies. We welcome original, previously unpublished research addressing any of the above topics or other related to the Scope of the section.

Articles published within this Research Topic in 2019 are eligible for the $10,000 “Yun Family Frontiers in Blockchain Prize".

For more details, please see our blog post here:

https://blog.frontiersin.org/2018/12/12/frontiers-in-blockchain-introduces-new-journal-wide-10000-best-paper-prize/


Keywords: blockchain, blockchain technology, distributed ledger, distributed consensus, innovation, fungibility, blockchain network, scaleability


Important Note: All contributions to this Research Topic must be within the scope of the section and journal to which they are submitted, as defined in their mission statements. Frontiers reserves the right to guide an out-of-scope manuscript to a more suitable section or journal at any stage of peer review.

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