Blockchain-based Smart Contracts in Waste Management

Authors Koen Smit , Guido Ongena , Gerben Adams , Pascal Ravesteijn , Jarno Boksebeld , Yorin Roelofs
Publication date 20 June 2018
Research groups Digital Ethics, Process Innovation and Information Systems
Type Lecture

Summary

From the article: Blockchain technology may have the potential to fundamentally change society and we might currently witness the dawn of a cryptographically secured trust-free transactions economy. One relatively unexplored application domain is waste management. Incorrect waste management practices may lead to illegal pollution or enable fraudulent transactions. Using a design science approach, we formulate problem areas and evaluate the applicableness of using a blockchain solution to mitigate the problems identified. Our results indicate that it is important that the organization and its infrastructure is prepared for the use of blockchain. There are several conditional challenges that must be overcome to realize blockchain technology’s full potential. Further research is needed in order to grasp a full understanding about the situations in which blockchain technology is beneficial or not.

researchcomponents.publicationcontent.personslist.publicationauthors

  • Koen Smit | Researcher | Research group Digital Smart Services
    Koen Smit
    • Researcher
    • Research groups: Digital Ethics
  • Guido Ongena | Researcher | Process Innovation and Information Systems
    Guido Ongena
    • Researcher
    • Research groups: Process Innovation and Information Systems
  • Pascal Ravesteijn | Professor | Process innovation and information systems
    Pascal Ravesteijn
    • Professor
    • Research groups: Process Innovation and Information Systems

Language English
ISBN/ISSN URN:ISBN:978-961-286-170-4
Key words Blockchain, Smart contracts, Waste management

Koen Smit

Koen Smit | Researcher | Research group Digital Smart Services

Koen Smit

  • Researcher
  • Research group: Digital Ethics