Integrated Model-Driven Engineering of Blockchain Applications for Business Processes and Asset Management

22 Oct 2020  ·  Lu Qinghua, Tran An Binh, Weber Ingo, O'Connor Hugo, Rimba Paul, Xu Xiwei, Staples Mark, Zhu Liming, Jeffery Ross ·

Blockchain has attracted broad interests to build decentralised applications. Blockchain has attracted broad interests to build decentralised applications... However, developing such applications without introducing vulnerabilities is hard for developers, not the least because the deployed code is immutable and can be called by anyone with access to the network. Model-driven engineering (MDE) helps to reduce those risks, by combining proven code snippets as per the model specification, which is easier to understand than source code. Therefore, in this paper, we present an approach for integrated MDE across business processes and asset management (e.g. for settlement). Our approach includes methods for fungible/non-fungible asset registration, escrow for conditional payment, and asset swap. The proposed MDE approach is implemented in a smart contract generation tool called Lorikeet, and evaluated in terms of feasibility, functional correctness, and cost effectiveness. read more

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