Agent-Oriented Modelling for Blockchain Application Development: Feasibility Study

Michelle Ten LiBin - Faculty of Computer Science and Information Technology, University Malaysia Sarawak, 94300 Kota Samarahan, Sarawak, Malaysia
Cheah WaiShiang - Faculty of Computer Science and Information Technology, University Malaysia Sarawak, 94300 Kota Samarahan, Sarawak, Malaysia
Muhammad Asyraf B Khairuddin - Faculty of Computer Science and Information Technology, University Malaysia Sarawak, 94300 Kota Samarahan, Sarawak, Malaysia
Edwin Mit - Faculty of Computer Science and Information Technology, University Malaysia Sarawak, 94300 Kota Samarahan, Sarawak, Malaysia
Aldo Erianda - Department of Information Technology, Politeknik Negeri Padang, Padang, West Sumatera, Indonesia


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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.30630/joiv.5.3.670

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Blockchain application development has received much attention nowadays. As development is complex and challenging, a systematic approach is needed to improve the product, services, and process quality. Despite the introduction of techniques, there are still inadequate models for demonstrating the blockchain's internal architecture. Hence, there is a gap when developing the blockchain application, a gap in the modelling environment of a blockchain development application. This paper introduces a new insight into blockchain application development through Agent-Oriented Modelling (AOM). AOM is a methodology for complex socio-technical system development, and we believe that it can reduce the complexity of implementing the blockchain application. In this paper, the AOM is used to model a blockchain-based "win a fortune" system, which includes smart contract development. It showcases the feasibility of adopting AOM to model a blockchain enabling application. A usability survey among the novices has further validated the usability and benefits of AOM in the blockchain enabling application development.

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Agent-oriented modelling; blockchain modelling; online games modelling.

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