A novel approach to solve a mining work centralization problem in blockchain technologies

Yuki Kano (Waseda University, Okubo Shinjuku, Tokyo, Japan)
Tatsuo Nakajima (Waseda University, Okubo Shinjuku, Tokyo, Japan)

International Journal of Pervasive Computing and Communications

ISSN: 1742-7371

Publication date: 3 April 2018

Abstract

Purpose

This paper aims to solve a mining work centralization problem using a gamification-based approach.

Design/methodology/approach

The authors have developed a simple blockchain application that incorporates a gamification concept into the mining work. Then, they asked some participants in an experiment to use the application for a week and gathered some insights from the responses on questionnaires.

Findings

The results show that the gamification-based approach distributed mining work among many participants by increasing their motivation to participate mining work.

Originality/value

The gamification-based approach solves a mining work centralization problem and opens a new direction for future blockchain technologies.

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Acknowledgements

This work was supported in part by the Program for Leading Graduate Schools, “Graduate Program for Embodiment Informatics” of the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) of Japan.

Citation

Kano, Y. and Nakajima, T. (2018), "A novel approach to solve a mining work centralization problem in blockchain technologies", International Journal of Pervasive Computing and Communications, Vol. 14 No. 1, pp. 15-32. https://doi.org/10.1108/IJPCC-D-18-00005

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Emerald Publishing Limited

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