Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2021

Publication Title

Issues in Information Systems

DOI

https://doi.org/10.48009/1_iis_2021_114-123

ISSN

1529-7314

Abstract

Blockchain is a disruptive information technology innovation with energy consumption. As more organizations look to implement or embrace blockchain innovations, research must focus on making the blockchain greener. This research explores the current innovative blockchain usage, structure, generations, and energy consumption. An energy consumption comparison for consensus protocols is provided along with a list of recommendations for implementing green blockchains. This paper provides a significant impact upon previous literature and aids organizations considering implementing a green blockchain.

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