In the big data era, it is a significant need for data sharing in various industries. However, there are many weaknesses in the traditional centralized way of data sharing. It is easy to attack the centralized data storage center. As the process of data asset transactions is not transparent, there is a lack of trust in the percipients of data sharing. Blockchain technology offers a possibility to solve these problems in data sharing, as the blockchain can provide a decentralized, programmable, tamperproof, and anonymous data sharing environment. In this paper, we compare the blockchain-based data sharing with the traditional ways of data sharing, and analyze the scenarios in major industry applications. We survey the state of the art of the adoption of blockchain technologies in data sharing, and provide a summary about their technical frameworks and schemes.
Wei, Jiapeng; Wulan, Bulbul; Yan, Jiaqi; Sun, Mengjia; and Jing, Hong, "The Adoption of Blockchain Technologies in Data Sharing: A State of the Art Survey" (2019). WHICEB 2019 Proceedings. 59.