Date of Award
Master of Arts (MA)
Dr. Gerald Dwyer, Committee Chair
Dr. Skip Sauer
Dr. Charles Thomas
The purpose of this document is to discuss the origins, developments, and economic issues of blockchain technology as well as the industry opportunities presented by different forms of ledger systems. The engineering of digital currencies' blockchains are presented beginning with bitcoin and its blockchain. Afterwards, specific areas of contention within the engineering innovations and their interaction with the economics of blockchain transaction services with respect to the consensus process are discussed. Finally, industry opportunities are presented and specific organizations' applications are described.
Bargar, Dylan, "The Economics of the Blockchain: A study of its engineering and transaction services marketplace" (2016). All Theses. 2417.