Blockchain-Enabled Smart Contracts for Enhancing Distributor-to-Consumer Transactions

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)22-28
Journal / PublicationIEEE Consumer Electronics Magazine
Volume8
Issue number6
Online published25 Oct 2019
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2019

Abstract

This article examines options to improve efficiency and prevent counterfeits related to distributor-to-consumer (D2C) transaction processing in the consumer electronics (CE) industry. Particularly, we propose a smart contract enabled D2C model that provides a blueprint for the smart integration of CE transactions. To the best of our knowledge, the proposed CE-specific D2C model is among the very few attempts of leveraging smart contracts to enhance the efficiency and efficacy of CE applications.