Makerchain : A blockchain with chemical signature for self-organizing process in social manufacturing

Research output: Journal Publications and Reviews (RGC: 21, 22, 62)21_Publication in refereed journalNot applicablepeer-review

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Author(s)

  • Jiewu Leng
  • Pingyu Jiang
  • Kailin Xu
  • Qiang Liu
  • Yiyang Bian
  • Rui Shi

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)767-778
Journal / PublicationJournal of Cleaner Production
Volume234
Early online date24 Jun 2019
Publication statusPublished - 10 Oct 2019

Abstract

The growth of personalized demands requires socialized resources to timely self-organize themselves with crowd intelligence for co-creating open architecture products. This social manufacturing paradigm drives an increased demand for makers to track the authenticity and quality of products. A new decentralized blockchain-driven model, named Makerchain, is presented to handle the cyber-credit of social manufacturing among various makers. An anti-counterfeiting method composed of chemical signature is proposed to represent unique features of personalized products. Twinning unique signature data to blockchain and other functional databases is realized and anticipated to make manufacturing service transactions among makers more trustworthy. Based on an automated execution mechanism of smart contracts among makers, a decentralized manufacturing network can be enabled for automating transactions among makers, as well as third-party verification of product lifecycle through a trail of historic events. A Makerchain Decentralized Application (DApp) is presented to demonstrate the proposed approach through which clustered makers can self-organizing themselves around personalized demands.

Research Area(s)

  • Blockchain, Chemical signature, Digital twin, Smart contract., Social manufacturing

Citation Format(s)

Makerchain : A blockchain with chemical signature for self-organizing process in social manufacturing. / Leng, Jiewu; Jiang, Pingyu; Xu, Kailin; Liu, Qiang; Zhao, J. Leon; Bian, Yiyang; Shi, Rui.

In: Journal of Cleaner Production, Vol. 234, 10.10.2019, p. 767-778.

Research output: Journal Publications and Reviews (RGC: 21, 22, 62)21_Publication in refereed journalNot applicablepeer-review