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Blockchain interoperability: the state of heterogenous blockchain-to-blockchain communication

  • Blockchain technology has been increasingly adopted over the past few years since the introduction of Bitcoin, with several blockchain architectures and solutions being proposed. Most proposed solutions have been developed in isolation, without a standard protocol or cryptographic structure to work with. This has led to the problem of interoperability, where solutions running on differentBlockchain technology has been increasingly adopted over the past few years since the introduction of Bitcoin, with several blockchain architectures and solutions being proposed. Most proposed solutions have been developed in isolation, without a standard protocol or cryptographic structure to work with. This has led to the problem of interoperability, where solutions running on different blockchain platforms are unable to communicate, limiting the scope of use. With blockchains being adopted in a variety of fields such as the Internet of Things, it is expected that the problem of interoperability if not addressed quickly, will stifle technology advancement. This paper presents the current state of interoperability solutions proposed for heterogenous blockchain systems. A look is taken at interoperability solutions, not only for cryptocurrencies, but also for general data-based use cases. Current open issues in heterogenous blockchain interoperability are presented. Additionally, some possible research directions are presented to enhance and to extend the existing blockchain interoperability solutions. It was discovered that though there are a number of proposed solutions in literature, few have seen real-world implementation. The lack of blockchain-specific standards has slowed the progress of interoperability. It was also realized that most of the proposed solutions are developed targeting cryptocurrency-based applications.show moreshow less

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Document Type:Article (reviewed)
Zitierlink: https://opus.hs-offenburg.de/8346
Bibliografische Angaben
Title (English):Blockchain interoperability: the state of heterogenous blockchain-to-blockchain communication
Author:Seth Djanie Kotey, Eric Tutu Tchao, Abdul-Rahman Ahmed, Andrew Selasi Agbemenu, Henry Nunoo-Mensah, Axel SikoraStaff MemberORCiDGND, Dominik WelteStaff MemberORCiD, Eliel Keelson
Year of Publication:2023
Date of first Publication:2023/03/05
Creating Corporation:The Institution of Engineering and Technology
Publisher:Wiley
First Page:891
Last Page:914
Parent Title (English):IET Communications
Volume:17
Issue:8
ISSN:1751-8636 (Online)
ISSN:1751-8628 (Print)
DOI:https://doi.org/10.1049/cmu2.12594
URN:https://urn:nbn:de:bsz:ofb1-opus4-83467
Language:English
Inhaltliche Informationen
Institutes:Forschung / ivESK - Institut für verlässliche Embedded Systems und Kommunikationselektronik
Fakultät Elektrotechnik, Medizintechnik und Informatik (EMI) (ab 04/2019)
Institutes:Bibliografie
Tag:Blockchain; Blockchain-to-Blockchain communication; Interoperability
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Relevance:Wiss. Zeitschriftenartikel reviewed: Listung in Master Journal List
Open Access: Open Access 
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Licence (German):License LogoCreative Commons - CC BY - Namensnennung 4.0 International