Abstract: Service marketplaces are supposed to guarantee an open platform for sellers and customers of cloud services. But their potentials cannot be fully released, due to the widely known shortcomings including but not limited to central power of authority, data privacy, lack of customization, rigid and complex trading procedure. We argue that decentralized marketplaces, although not mature, are the most promising solution to address these issues. In this paper, we present our work in progress, which is oriented toward a blockchain-enabled marketplace for sharing services at different levels of granularity in a flexible and trustworthy manner.
Authors: Chen Qian (Donghua University, China); Wenjing Zhu (Institute of Scientific and Technical Information of Shanghai, Shanghai Library, China)
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