Date of Award

January 2019

Document Type


Degree Name

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)


Computer Science

First Advisor

Ronald Marsh

Second Advisor

Emanuel Grant


The advent of Blockchain has introduced a paradigm shift in the area of Scientific Computing. The decision analytics embodiment in current technology fabric has introduced a need of incorporating Blockchain with industrial technology ecosystem. The utilization of Blockchain has introduced gaps in terms of standard business processes, while the data is being processed using the concept of traditional RDBMS and NoSQL data formats. The lag of permissioned and permissionless Blockchain is the problem area which is dealt with in this doctoral dissertation to provide a Proof of Permission (PoP) protocol for any organization or entity to tailor according to their environmental constraints. There has been a need of an opensource protocol that organizations can customize according to their needs, which is not bound of using only REST interactions. The research presented in this thesis provides such a solution for the industry. The provided propositions are the use of Tiered Asynchronous Locking Algorithm (TALA) to generate a key for securing an Authenticated Data Acceptance Marker (ADAM) block for a permissioned Blockchain Community Ledger (CommLedger).