Introduction to the Special Theme Blockchain Engineering
by Elli Andoulaki (IBM Research – Zurich), Matthias Jarke (RWTH Aachen University & Fraunhofer FIT) and Jean-Jacques Quisquater (Université catholique de Louvain, Belgium, and research affiliate at MIT)
In the last decade, the world of data management has been revolutionised by the influence of universally available distributed and mobile information technology. The jump from desktop and laptop to the smartphone has been a major driver, and the current explosive growth of the internet of things is another. Big data analytics is no longer only a buzzword in computer science, but transcends all levels of business, politics, and society.