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Blockchain Security and Privacy in Education : A Systematic Mapping Study
Blockchain is a technology that promotes security, transparency and authenticity. It is defined as distributed ledger technology and consensus algo-rithm, its first application was in the financial sector with Bitcoin, Ethereum and other cryptocurrency, but now the concept has spread to other sectors like Healthcare, Governance, Education, etc. In the education sector all stakeholders need a reliable technology that will im-proves the education system and takes it to the next step. The Blockchain has all the key characteristics to do just that (distributed ledger, no third parties, chron-ological timestamp, cryptographically sealed, consensus based), and to be used in bigger scale it has to gives assurance such as data privacy and data security. This Systematic Mapping Study (SMS) tries to study existing papers in block-chain security and privacy and its application in Education field to provide a clas-sification and to explore the artefacts and the domains.