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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

The first IoT solution – the gardening solution

Watering systems are common first projects for using IoT in the DIY community. We too will use it as an example project to get started on the IBM Watson IoT Platform. 

Requirements overview

Good solutions are based on problems that really matter to people. So let's start our solution with an introduction to the actual problem:

John lives alone in an apartment in the city. He is a businessman who has to travel for work for 3-4 days in a week. When not travelling or working, John likes to take care of his plants. However, since he is not home for half the week, John is struggling to keep his garden healthy and beautiful.

John has faced several challenging experiences with automated watering systems: either the system did not water the plants enough (on hot or dry days, for example), or it watered them too much when the weather was okay.

John is looking for a solution that only waters his garden when a plant has reached a certain soil moisture condition...