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

Yuki Kano, Tatsuo Nakajima

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    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.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)15-32
    Number of pages18
    JournalInternational Journal of Pervasive Computing and Communications
    Issue number1
    Publication statusPublished - 2018 Jan 1



    • Blockchain technology
    • Cryptocurrency
    • Gamification
    • Human crowd’s power
    • Mining work centralization
    • Psychological factors

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Theoretical Computer Science
    • Computer Science(all)

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