Computer Science
University of The Cumberlands Blockchain Technology Literature Review

University of the Cumberlands

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Using the the Google scholar website locate articles discussing different use of Blockchain Technology. Write a literature review about Blockchain Technology.

Your final document should include an Abstract and a Conclusion. This assignment should be strictly in APA format and have to include at least 12 references.

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Running Head: LITERATURE REVIEW ABOUT BLOCKCHAIN TECHNOLOGY

Literature Review about Blockchain Technology
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Abstract
Blockchain technology is among the revolutionary technologies being used in the
contemporary world. This technology has had an immense impact in diverse fields owing to
its benefits, which include decentralization, immutability, security, as well as transparency.
These benefits are fundamental in different industries. As a result, this technology is widely
applied in numerous fields and sectors, including supply chain, the finance sector, healthcare
and governance This paper is a literature review on the different uses of blockchain
technology. The literature review focuses on the application and the use of blockchain in
healthcare, supply chain, finance, and governance.

Also, it shows the influence that

blockchain has in these fields. Besides, the literature review shows the limitation of
blockchain application in the identified areas and what can be done to mitigate these
challenges.

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Table of Contents
Abstract ................................................................................................................................................... 2
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Introduction ..................................................................................................................................... 4

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Blockchain Technology in Healthcare ............................................................................................ 4

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The Use of Blockchain Technology in Governance and the Public Sector .................................... 6

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Use of Blockchain Technology in the Finance Industry ................................................................. 7

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Using Blockchain Technology in Supply Chain ............................................................................. 9

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Conclusion .................................................................................................................................... 10

References ............................................................................................................................................. 11

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Introduction

Blockchain Technology is among the contemporary technologies that continue to
impact society in a plethora of ways. This technology has brought significant changes in
different industries. For clarification, blockchain technology refers to a decentralized as well
as a distributed ledger, which records the attribution of a certain digital asset (Zheng et al.,
2017). Also, it can be defined as a transparent, trustless as well as a publicly accessible
ledger, which allows people to securely transfer the ownership of their units of value by use
of public-key encryption as well as proof of work methods. This technology is also referred
to as Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT). One of the features that make blockchain
technology to have a plethora of applications is its ability of making the history of digital
assets not only unalterable but also transparent using both decentralization and cryptographic
hashing (Mills et al., 2016). Unquestionably, blockchain is an indispensable invention. This
technology is revolutionary and highly promising since it helps in reducing risks and
eliminating fraud in transactions. Moreover, it brings about transparency in a much scalable
manner for myriad uses. The core features of blockchain technology that have led to its wide
application include decentralization, enhanced security, distributed ledgers, consensus, and
faster settlement. This assignment is a literature rev...

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