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Blockchain Opportunities and Issues in the Built Environment: Perspectives on Trust, Transparency and Cybersecurity

Tezel, Algan; Papadonikolaki, Eleni; Yitmen, Ibrahim; Bolpagni, Marzia

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ALGAN TEZEL ALGAN.TEZEL@NOTTINGHAM.AC.UK
Associate Professor in Civil Engineering and Management

Eleni Papadonikolaki

Ibrahim Yitmen

Marzia Bolpagni



Contributors

Marzia Bolpagni
Editor

Rui Gavina
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Diogo Ribeiro
Editor

Abstract

Blockchain as a form of distributed ledger enabling the renowned cryptocurrency Bitcoin has been in the spotlight since the late 2000s. The early discussions on its practical implementation were conducted mainly for the banking and finance industries with a promising narrative. Alongside the recent surge in the interest for the technology for a wide-range of possible applications such as smart contracts, crypto-assets, tokenization, secure transaction recording, peer-to-peer (P2P) trade, and transparent governance, its potential for the Built Environment (BE) has started to come more frequently into question. These discussions often contain a tone of caution, nevertheless, hinting the challenges for the technology in the BE context. This chapter is aimed at summarizing those opportunities and challenges for blockchain in the BE with a particular emphasis on its potential influence on trust, transparency and cybersecurity. Directions of future research are also provided contributing to the cyber-physical convergence in Construction 4.0.

Citation

Tezel, A., Papadonikolaki, E., Yitmen, I., & Bolpagni, M. (2022). Blockchain Opportunities and Issues in the Built Environment: Perspectives on Trust, Transparency and Cybersecurity. In M. Bolpagni, R. Gavina, & D. Ribeiro (Eds.), Industry 4.0 for the Built Environment: Methodologies, Technologies and Skills (569-588). Springer International Publishing. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-82430-3_24

Online Publication Date Dec 3, 2021
Publication Date 2022
Deposit Date Feb 6, 2023
Publisher Springer International Publishing
Pages 569-588
Series Title Structural Integrity
Series Number 20
Book Title Industry 4.0 for the Built Environment: Methodologies, Technologies and Skills
ISBN 9783030824297
DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-82430-3_24
Keywords Distributed ledger, Blockchain, Built environment, Trust, Transparency, Cybersecurity
Public URL https://nottingham-repository.worktribe.com/output/16802094
Publisher URL https://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007/978-3-030-82430-3_24