Blockchains for Network Security: Principles, technologies and applications
edited by Haojun Huang, Lizhe Wang, Yulei Wu and Kim-Kwang Raymond Choo
The Institution of Engineering and Technology, 2021
eISBN: 978-1-78561-874-1 | Cloth: 978-1-78561-873-4


Blockchain technology is a powerful, cost-effective method for network security. Essentially, it is a decentralized ledger for storing all committed transactions in trustless environments by integrating several core technologies such as cryptographic hash, digital signature and distributed consensus mechanisms. It enables users to use distributed peer-to-peer networks where non-confident members can interact efficiently with each other while not needing a trusted intermediary.

Over the past few years, blockchain technology has been used in a variety of network interaction systems such as smart contracts, public services, Internet of Things (IoT), social networks, reputation systems and security and financial services. With its wider adoption, attention has been brought on to how blockchain technologies can address network security concerns and vulnerabilities and their real-world security implications.

The book begins with an introduction to blockchains, covering key principles and applications. Further chapters cover blockchain system architecture, applications and research issues; blockchain consensures and incentives; blockchain applications, projects and implementations; blockchain for internet of things; blockchain in 5G and 6G networks; edgechain to provide security in organization based multi agent systems; blockchain driven privacy-preserving machine learning; performance evaluation of differential privacy mechanisms in blockchain based smart metering; scaling-out blockchains with sharding; blockchain for GIS; and final blockchain application in remote sensing big data management and production.

The editors and authors present a comprehensive view of blockchain technologies for network security from principles to core technologies and applications. Researchers, scientists and designers in ICTs, cybersecurity and networking can take advantage of unprecedented insights into recent advances and developments in these areas, and how they can make blockchain technologies associated with networks more secure and fit-for-purpose.

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