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Frontiers of Engineering Management >> 2020, Volume 7, Issue 4 doi: 10.1007/s42524-020-0124-2

Blockchain-driven supply chain finance solution for small and medium enterprises

. School of Economics and Management, Beijing University of Technology, Beijing 100124, China.. School of Economics and Management, Beijing University of Chemical Technology, Beijing 100029, China.. This research was supported by the National Natural Science Foundation of China (Grant Nos. 71932002 and 71571010), and Great Wall Scholar Training Program of Beijing Municipality (CIT&TCD20180305).

Received: 2020-06-28 Accepted: 2020-07-27 Available online: 2020-07-27

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Blockchain has attracted much attention in recent years with the development of cryptocurrency and digital assets. As the underlying technology of cryptocurrency, blockchain has numerous benefits, such as de-centralization, collective maintenance, tamper-resistance, traceability, and anonymity. The potential of the blockchain technology (BT) is widely recognized in the financial field. Although some scholars have proposed the combination of blockchain and supply chain finance (SCF), the details of this combination is rarely mentioned. This study first analyzes the coupling between SCF and blockchain technology. Second, the conceptual framework of blockchain-driven SCF platform (BcSCFP) is presented. Third, the operation process of three SCF models on the BcSCFP is proposed. Finally, a case study combined with actual events is conducted. This paper has a positive practical significance in the operation and management of banks and loan enterprises.

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