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Use Cases Introduction


This chapter covers multiple aspects of applications based on a blockchain network. It discusses benefits, use case scenarios, the development process, user involvement as well as an overall business model design or alignment. Moreover, this chapter discusses the potential as well as the limitation of blockchain-driven apps. Moreover it covers the benefits of so called DApps (Decentralized Apps) as well as their downsites.


Every blockchain network pursues goals and has people or organizations operating within it. The means to do so are applications, whichfore, they try to achieve certain benefits that are in line with the basic principles of the blockchain network. Moreover, applications enable the possibility, based on the use cases, to interact and make transactions. These transactions can be part of a business model that benefits the operation and growth of the network.



  • Verification
  • Transparency
  • Privacy
  • Integrity

Internal references and dependencies

Network Design

References to best practice, examples

(List of references to best practice, examples)

Bibliography of selected references

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Contributing authors: Daniel Theis Status of this document: work in progress
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