EUREKA – A Minimal Operational Prototype of a Blockchain-based Rating and Publishing System

Andreas Schaufelbühl, Sina Rafati Niya, Lucas Pelloni, Severin Wullschleger, Thomas Bocek, Burkhard Stiller, Lawrence Rajendran

2019 IEEE International Conference on Blockchain and Cryptocurrency (ICBC), Seoul, Korea (South), 2019, pp. 13-14


Today’s number of reputable academical publishers is dominated by few key players. This imbalance of supply and demand in publishing academic work makes the entire process inefficient. EUREKA is a blockchain-based scientific publishing platform, developed to address this imbalance. It offers the opportunity of a fair reward distribution for all contributors and immediate ownership rights to authors of an article. For the demonstration, the platform including the back-end and frontend integrated into the Ethereum blockchain is shown, and the interaction processes of users i.e., authors and reviewers are presented.