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Hands-On IoT Solutions with Blockchain.

By : Maximiliano Santos, Enio Moura
Book Image

Hands-On IoT Solutions with Blockchain.

By: Maximiliano Santos, Enio Moura

Overview of this book

Blockchain has been the hot topic of late thanks to cryptocurrencies. To make matters more interesting, the financial market is looking for ways to reduce operational costs and generate new business models, and this is where blockchain solutions come into the picture. In addition to this, with Internet of Things (IoT) trending and Arduino, Raspberry Pi, and other devices flooding the market, you can now create cheap devices even at home. Hands-On IoT Solutions with Blockchain starts with an overview of IoT concepts in the current business scenario. It then helps you develop your own device on the IBM Watson IoT platform and create your fi rst IoT solution using Watson and Intel Edison.Once you are familiar with IoT, you will learn about Blockchain technology and its use cases. You will also work with the Hyperledger framework and develop your own Blockchain network. As you progress through the chapters, you'll work with problem statements and learn how to design your solution architecture so that you can create your own integrated Blockchain and IoT solution. The next set of chapters will explain how to implement end-to-end Blockchain solutions with IoT using the IBM Cloud platform. By the end of this book, you will have mastered the convergence of IoT and Blockchain technology and exploited the best practices and drivers to develop a bulletproof integrated solution.
Table of Contents (15 chapters)
Title Page
About Packt
Contributors
Preface
Index

Chapter 1. Understanding IoT and Developing Devices on the IBM Watson IoT Platform

In today's world, computers are able to process an unimaginable amount of data, and anyone can create and sell their own devices. Because of this, Internet of Things (IoT) has become a hot topic in the current business environment, and people are more connected than ever. 

In this chapter, you will see how IoT can be a game changer and discover what industries can do with this technology. We will look at how to get started in the IoT world, understand the features the IBM IoT Platform provides, and learn how to leverage these features when creating our own IoT solution. 

The following topics will be covered in this chapter:

  • IoT as a business and technology
  • Industries that are implementing IoT solutions
  • Technical elements that are part of an IoT solution
  • Features and capabilities available in the IBM Watson IoT Platform
  • Creating a simple gateway, application, and device that are integrated into the IBM Watson IoT Platform