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Implementing a Blockchain from Scratch: why, how & what we learned

Fabian Knirsch, Andreas Unterweger & Dominik Engel


20 min

Academic Paper

11 March 2019

Original Content 

Blockchains are proposed for many application domains apart from financial transactions. While there are generic blockchains that can be molded for specific use cases, they often lack a lightweight and easy-to-customize implementation. In this paper, we introduce the core concepts of blockchain technology and investigate a real-world use case from the energy domain, where customers trade portions of their photovoltaic power plant via a blockchain. This does not only involve blockchain technology, but also requires user interaction.

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