This book focuses on using artificial intelligence (AI) to improve blockchain ecosystems. Gathering the latest advances resulting from AI in blockchain data analytics, it also presents big data research on blockchain systems.
Despite blockchain’s merits of decentralisation, immutability, non-repudiation, and traceability, the development of blockchain technology has faced a number of challenges, such as the difficulty of data analytics on encrypted blockchain data, poor scalability, software vulnerabilities, and the scarcity of appropriate incentive mechanisms. Combining AI with blockchain has the potential to overcome the limitations, and machine learning-based approaches may help to analyse blockchain data and to identify misbehaviours in the blockchain. In addition, deep reinforcement learning methods can be used to improve the reliability of blockchain systems.
This book focuses on the use of AI to improve blockchain systems and promote blockchain intelligence. It describes data extraction, exploration, and analytics on representative blockchain systems such as Bitcoin and Ethereum. It also includes data analytics on smart contracts, misbehaviour detection on blockchain data, and market analysis of blockchain-based cryptocurrencies. As such, this book provides researchers and practitioners alike with valuable insights into big data analysis of blockchain data, AI-enabled blockchain systems, and applications driven by blockchain intelligence.
This book constitutes the thoroughly refereed post conference papers of the Second International Conference on Blockchain and Trustworthy Systems, Blocksys 2020, held in Dali, China*, in August 2020.
The 42 full papers and the 11 short papers were carefully reviewed and selected from 100 submissions. The papers are organized in topical sections: theories and algorithms for blockchain, performance optimization of blockchain, blockchain security and privacy, blockchain and cloud computing, blockchain and internet of things, blockchain and mobile edge computing, blockchain and smart contracts, blockchain and data mining, blockchain services and applications, trustworthy system development.
*The conference was held virtually due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
This book constitutes the thoroughly refereed post conference papers of the First International Conference Blocksys 2019, 2019, held in Guangzhou, China, in December 2019.
The 50 regular papers and the 19 short papers were carefully reviewed and selected from 130 submissions. The papers are focus on Blockchain and trustworthy systems can be applied to many fields, such as financial services, social management and supply chain management.