The following article presents groundbreaking scientific research results combining for the first time blockchain technology and control engineering: Geir Hovland and Jan Kučera, “Nonlinear Feedback Control and Stability Analysis of a Proof-of-Work Blockchain”, MIC, Vol. 38, No.4 , 2017.
As a world’s first the two fields of blockchain technology and control engineering have been combined. This paper has the potential to create a whole new research area within these two disciplines. The controller presented in the paper has been implemented in a public blockchain project and has already demonstrated remarkable results.