The Age of Blockchain: A Collection of Articles

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 “The Age of Blockchain: A Collection of Articles” is an eBook, which contains a set of selected articles which were published at in recent times. These curated collections are of value because they bring together important point of views on blockchain technologies and explore what this revolutionary technology will mean for governments and global businesses.

The first article is written by Kannan Subbiah, discussed some of the key strengths that drive the adoption of the blockchain technology world over.

The second article is about Digital Identity, written by Dr. Benno Ferrarini, Dr. Julie Maupin, and Marthe Hinojales. It provides a cost-benefit analysis of distributed ledger technologies (DLT) and its application in developing and maintaining national or global identification system in the digital world.

The third article by Rahul Guhathakurta discusses the application of blockchain technologies in the automotive industry. It highlights the upstream and downstream applications of blockchain and discusses the fundamentals of scalability and interoperability which can benefit many stakeholders in the automotive domain - from the supplier to manufacture and from manufacturer to end-user.

The fourth article is written by Rear Admiral Dr. S. Kulshrestha (Retd.), Indian Navy. It's about the current stage of evaluation of the military application of blockchain technologies in areas relating to military logistics, procurement and finance, Internet of Things, and other applications of interest to the military.

The last but not the least, the fifth article by Dr. Danika Wright enlighten the readers on how blockchain could transform the way we buy and sell real estate by doing away with the hidden costs and inefficiencies in our existing real-estate markets.


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A crisp conceptual presentation on the blockchain and its application.

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About the author (2018)

Kannan Subbiah is a management professional with 27 years of overall experience in IT Project, Product and Program Management, Enterprise & Solution Architecture and Design & Deployment.

Dr. Benno Ferrarini is a senior economist at the Economic Research and Regional Cooperation Department (ERCD), Asian Development Bank (ADB).

Dr. Julie Maupin is a senior researcher at the Max-Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law in Heidelberg, Germany. She is also a senior fellow at the UCL Centre for Blockchain Technologies (London) and the Centre for International Governance Innovation (Waterloo) and is an advisor to the IOTA Foundation (Berlin).

Marthe Hinojales is an economics officer at the ERCD, ADB.

Rahul Guhathakurta is a Founder/Publisher of IndraStra Global. He is a seasoned retail and supply chain consultant with cross-industry experience spanning 3 continents.

RADM Dr. S. Kulshrestha (Retd.), Indian Navy, holds expertise in quality assurance of naval armament and ammunition. He is an alumnus of the NDC and a Ph.D. from Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. He superannuated from the post of Director-General, Naval Armament Inspection in 2011.

Dr. Danika Wright is a Lecturer in Finance, University of Sydney.

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