An overview of Blockchain: Definitions, architecture, versions, applications and future directions

Mohamed Litoussi, Khalid El Makkaoui, Abdellah Ezzati

Hassan First University, Settat, Morocco; Mohammed First University, Nador, Morocco

Cite: Litoussi M., Makkaoui K.E., Ezzati A.An overview of Blockchain: Definitions, architecture, versions, applications and future directions. J. Digit. Sci. 5(1), 3 – 11 (2023).

Abstract. Blockchain technology has been gaining popularity in recent years, with many industries exploring its potential applications. This innovative technology has the potential to revolutionize the way we do business and interact with each other. It has emerged as a revolutionary innovation that promises to transform various industries by enabling secure, transparent, and decentralized transactions. The blockchain is a distributed ledger technology that uses cryptography to ensure the integrity and immutability of data. In this article, we will provide an overview of blockchain, including definitions, architecture, security, applications, and future directions.
Keywords: Blockchain (BC) technology; Security; Consensus; Distributed ledger technology (DLT). 


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Published online 25.06.2023