Welcome to the Jungle: A Reference Model for Blockchain, DLT and Smart-Contracts (Short Paper)

Authors Julien Hatin, Emmanuel Bertin, Baptiste Hemery , Nour El Madhoun

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Julien Hatin
  • Orange Labs, 42 rue des Coutures, Caen, France
Emmanuel Bertin
  • Orange Labs, 42 rue des Coutures, Caen, France
Baptiste Hemery
  • Orange Labs, 42 rue des Coutures, Caen, France
Nour El Madhoun
  • ISEP, 28 rue Notre Dame des Champs, Paris, France

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Julien Hatin, Emmanuel Bertin, Baptiste Hemery, and Nour El Madhoun. Welcome to the Jungle: A Reference Model for Blockchain, DLT and Smart-Contracts (Short Paper). In 2nd International Conference on Blockchain Economics, Security and Protocols (Tokenomics 2020). Open Access Series in Informatics (OASIcs), Volume 82, pp. 13:1-13:5, Schloss Dagstuhl – Leibniz-Zentrum für Informatik (2021)


Blockchain technology has gained increasing attention from research and industry over the recent years. This interest is mainly due to its core property that allows users to perform transactions without a Trusted Third Party (TTP), while offering a transparent and fully protected tracking of these transactions. However, there is a lack of reference models to describe and compare various Blockchain technologies, leading to some confusion between different kinds of solutions. We propose in this paper a reference model aiming to assess and compare different kind of Blockchain-based ecosystems, including Decentralized Applications (DApp).

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  • General and reference → Surveys and overviews
  • Computer systems organization → Distributed architectures
  • Blockchain
  • DLT
  • Smart-Contracts


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