BLCN 532 Blockchain Development Summer 2020 Residency Group Project

This residency project gives you the opportunity to review what you’ve learned so far this

semester and present a range of topics in the form of a policy that describes participants in a

new enterprise blockchain application, along with roles associated with each participant type

and unique attributes associated with each user. The purpose of your policy is to describe your

novel enterprise blockchain application, define the types of participants, and define the roles,

attributes, and associated permissions. New and existing participants and users will use this

policy to understand their privileges in your enterprise blockchain application and blockchain

security administrators will use the policy as a guideline in setting up users and their associated



Part 1 (Written Policy Paper)

Take what you’ve learned about the Letter of Credit business network and develop a novel

business application that relies on enterprise blockchain functionality. Describe your business

idea, focusing on how enterprise blockchain technology is central to its value and uniqueness.

Create an enterprise blockchain participant policy that describes the types of participants and

their associated roles and user attributes in your novel business network. Your body of your

policy should be no less than 1000 words and no more than 1500 words. The document you

submit should in Microsoft Word format (.doc or .docx) and be named using the following



• SECTION is the section number of your current course (2 digits)


Your policy should include the following:

1) Purpose statement of the business network (i.e. blockchain environment)

Do NOT use the Letter of Credit business network. Come up with a new idea.

a. Describe your business environment (what business are you in?)

b. Describe what value your blockchain app provides.



c. Describe what value your blockchain app provides to your existing and potential

customers and partners.

2) Description of the current (base) network (participants and roles)

3) Brief description of upcoming features in the next quarterly release that will require

additional permissions. (Be creative, but realistic here. Think about what the existing

application does, and what features you’d like to add that would increase the

application’s usefulness and value. Analyzing current functionality and determining

which features would best meet business needs will be a big part of assessing this


4) Describe each user attribute and the permissions each attribute aligns with in an

attribute-based access control environment. The point here is to think of how your

business network and application will be used, and what users need to use and manage


5) Explain how user attributes align with roles to implement ABAC.

6) Describe any onboarding and offboarding procedures necessary to align permissions

with active users.

7) Cite at least 5 external, peer reviewed scholarly resources to support your policy with

respect to enterprise blockchain application identification, authentication, and



The purpose of this project is to digest the material you’ve learned throughout this semester

into a paper that could be used to describe user authorization controls and lead to procedures

to enforce stated guidelines.


Your policy document should present a clear and concise description of what individual

business network members are allowed to do, why blockchain technology provides superior

benefits to solutions based on other technologies, and the onboarding and offboarding

processes for users. The overall goal is to give you an opportunity to demonstrate that you

understand how this example blockchain technology use case implementation aligns with

existing, and prospective, member business goals.

Your paper must be in APA format, including citations and references, but I’m not particularly

concerned with the specific format you select for the paper’s body.





Part 2 (Policy Presentation)

Each group will create and deliver a presentation of their paper to the class. Each group

member must participate in the presentation. Your presentation must sufficiently cover the

contents of your policy paper. Further specifications on length and coverage requirements will

be provided on the first residency class meeting.

At the end of the residency weekend, each group will submit their paper (Microsoft Word

format) and the slides used in their presentation (Microsoft PowerPoint format.)