SmartBuilder: A Block-based Visual Programming Framework for Smart Contract Development

Mpyana Mwamba Merlec, Youn Kyu Lee, Hoh Peter In

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Abstract

Recently, smart contracts are increasingly gaining more attention from academia and industries, due to their potential of increasing efficiency in various application domains. However, building syntactically correct smart contracts is very complex and challenging for non-expert programmers. Besides, as smart contracts are still in the early emerging phase, there is a lack of expertise and tools for supporting practitioners to teach or learn smart contract development. In this paper, we introduce SmartBuilder, a block-based visual programming framework for building smart contracts using extended Google Blockly libraries. It allows Hyperledger Fabric smart contract (also known as Chaincode) development learners or non-expert users to build smart contracts using visual blocks without writing a single code. Moreover, it is a useful and efficient educational tool for teaching or learning how to build smart contracts.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - 2021 IEEE International Conference on Blockchain, Blockchain 2021
EditorsYang Xiang, Ziyuan Wang, Honggang Wang, Valtteri Niemi
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages90-94
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)9781665417600
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2021
Event4th IEEE International Conference on Blockchain, Blockchain 2021 - Virtual, Melbourne, Australia
Duration: 2021 Dec 62021 Dec 8

Publication series

NameProceedings - 2021 IEEE International Conference on Blockchain, Blockchain 2021

Conference

Conference4th IEEE International Conference on Blockchain, Blockchain 2021
Country/TerritoryAustralia
CityVirtual, Melbourne
Period21/12/621/12/8

Keywords

  • Assisted development framework
  • Block-based visual programming
  • Blockcly
  • Chaincode
  • Smart contract

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality
  • Business and International Management
  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Information Systems
  • Information Systems and Management
  • Management Science and Operations Research

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