Giovanni Ciatto, Stefano Mariani, Andrea Omicini, Franco Zambonelli

The blockchain concept and technology are impacting many different research and application fields; hence, many are looking at the blockchain as a chance to solve long-standing problems or gain novel benefits. In the agent community several authors are proposing their own combination of agent-oriented technology and blockchain to address both old and new challenges. In this paper we aim at clarifying which are the opportunities, the dimensions to consider, and the alternative approaches available for integrating agents and blockchain, by proposing a roadmap and illustrating the issues yet to be addressed. Then, as both validation of our roadmap and grounds for future development, we discuss the case of Tenderfone, a custom blockchain integrating concepts borrowed from agent-oriented programming.

(keywords) blockchain; smart contracts; agents; autonomy; multi-agent systems; Tenderfone

Applied Sciences 10(21), 22 pagine, articolo n.7460, October 2020.
Roberto Tonelli, Marco Ortu, Andrea Pinna (a cura di), MDPI.
Special Issue “Advances in Blockchain Technology and Applications 2020”

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Giovanni Ciatto, Stefano Mariani, Andrea Omicini, Franco Zambonelli

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Roberto Tonelli, Marco Ortu, Andrea Pinna

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