Blockchain Technology for Addressing Privacy and Security Issues in Cloud Computing


  • Pardis Moselmzadeh University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
  • Gabriel Kotsis Johannes Kepler University, Linz, Austria
  • Andasmara Rizky University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia



Blockchain, cloud computing, privacy security, contractual terms


Blockchain technology is a recent and important financial technology that has completely transformed business transactions. The adoption of cloud computing in all IT environments due to its efficiency and availability has increased dramatically. Despite attempts to address privacy and security issues, confusion remains in the cloud environment. It is said that blockchains are a promising solution for many distributed applications and have the potential to overcome issues pertaining to the centralized system. The decentralized nature of blockchains provides a new forms of distributed software architectures where users can reach agreement consensually on the shared system without relying on a central integration point. Nonetheless, there are some challenges which need to be evaluated. Accordingly, this study explores how blockchains can curb cloud computing issues from both legal and technical aspects. This article presents the use of blockchain in current cloud storage applications and discusses how blockchain technology can be used to resolve security and privacy challenges.
The use of blockchains as a solution for each issue will be proposed by explaining how they can overcome the shortcomings of cloud computing.