Exploring the playground: Blockchain prototype use cases with hyperledger composer

Ethan Kinory, Sean Stein Smith, Kimberly Swanson Church

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While the accounting profession determines the possible future impacts of blockchain, universities will need to prepare students for a career using the disruptive technology. This necessitates hands-on training to teach the basics of modeling a blockchain network. Hyperledger is an open source blockchain advancement initiative hosted by The Linux Foundation (IBM n.d.). Hyperledger Composer is a specific Hyperledger project that provides a framework and necessary tools to facilitate new blockchain development. This proposal walks students through three use cases with the outcome of (1) familiarizing them with IBM’s Hyperledger Composer (a virtual playground in which they can experiment with numerous blockchains), (2) orienting them to the underlying code that drives blockchains, and (3) improving their technological agility by directing them to manipulate the code and observe the functional effects.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)77-88
Number of pages12
JournalJournal of Emerging Technologies in Accounting
Issue number1
StatePublished - 2020

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Accounting
  • Computer Science Applications


  • Blockchain
  • Disruptive technology
  • Emerging technology
  • Hyperledger


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