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A. Kalla, C. De Alwis, G. Gur, S. P. Gochhayat, M. Liyanage and P. Porambage, "Emerging Directions for Blockchainized 6G," in IEEE Consumer Electronics Magazine, doi: 10.1109/MCE.2022.3164530

Emerging directions for blockchainized 6G

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Author: Kalla, Anshuman1; de Alwis, Chamitha2; Gochhayat, Sarada Prasad3;
Organizations: 1Centre for Wireless Communications (CWC), University of Oulu, Finland
2Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Sri Lanka
3Old Dominion University, Norfolk, USA
4Zurich University of Applied Sciences (ZHAW), Switzerland
5School of Computer Science, University College Dublin, Ireland
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Version: accepted version
Access: open
Online Access: PDF Full Text (PDF, 0.5 MB)
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Language: English
Published: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, 2022
Publish Date: 2022-08-30


The next generation of mobile networks, i.e., sixth generation (6G), is expected by 2030, with already burgeoning research efforts towards this goal. Along with various other candidate technologies, blockchain is envisioned to enable and enhance numerous key functionalities of 6G. Thus, the main objective of this paper is threefold: 1) to categorize the different aspects of 6G into four emerging directions that anticipate significant advancements leveraging blockchain, 2) to discuss the potential role of blockchainized 6G under each key emerging direction, 3) to expound on the technical challenges in blockchaining 6G along with possible solutions.

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Series: IEEE consumer electronics magazine
ISSN: 2162-2248
ISSN-E: 2162-2256
ISSN-L: 2162-2248
Issue: Online first
DOI: 10.1109/mce.2022.3164530
Type of Publication: A1 Journal article – refereed
Field of Science: 213 Electronic, automation and communications engineering, electronics
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