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Use cases of blockchain technology for humanitarian engineering

Use cases of blockchain technology for humanitarian engineering

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The aims of this chapter are twofold. First, it describes the primary building blocks of blockchain technology. Second, it illustrates various use case scenarios of blockchain technology in the fields of agriculture, energy health and others.

Chapter Contents:

  • 7.1 Humanitarian engineering: an example
  • 7.2 A framework for understanding humanitarian engineering
  • 7.2.1 Stakeholders for humanitarian engineering
  • 7.2.2 Sustainable development goals
  • 7.2.3 Sectors for humanitarian engineering
  • 7.3 Technological perspective of humanitarian engineering
  • 7.4 A blockchain primer
  • 7.4.1 Distributed ledger
  • 7.4.2 Cryptography
  • 7.4.3 Consensus protocol
  • 7.4.4 Smart contracts
  • 7.5 Sectoral applications of blockchain technology
  • 7.5.1 Blockchain technology in agriculture
  • 7.5.2 Blockchain for financial services
  • 7.5.3 Blockchain in education
  • 7.5.4 Blockchain in energy sector
  • 7.5.5 Blockchain for e-governance
  • 7.5.6 Applications of blockchain in environment and climate change
  • 7.5.7 Blockchain in health sector
  • 7.6 A cost–benefit analysis of adopting technology
  • 7.7 Conclusion
  • References

Inspec keywords: cryptography; humanities

Other keywords: blockchain technology; humanitarian engineering

Subjects: Data security; Humanities computing; Cryptography

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