Autonomy and Efficiency Trade-offs on an Ethereum-Based Real Estate Application

Indrek Värva
Marketplaces in sharing economy have traditionally been organized as web applications running on top of centralized databases. The advent of blockchain technology brings new opportunities, with the promise of transforming the landscape with tamper-resilient storage and the potential of reduction in intermediaries.
In this context, in this thesis we look at exploring the use of blockchain technologies in the domain of real estate rental process. More specifically, we designed a solution on top of Ethereum and implemented three consecutive prototypes to analyze the impact of moving data and processing to the blockchain. The results show a trade-off between efficacy versus efficiency when moving toward decentralization.
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Master - Software Engineering
Luciano García-Bañuelos
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