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Hands-On IoT Solutions with Blockchain

By : Maximiliano Santos, Enio Moura
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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

Blockchain and Hyperledger

There are many frameworks or technologies around blockchain: R3 (corda), Ethereum, Neo, and Nem, each one with a particular design and architecture. Throughout this book, we will focus on the blockchain technology Hyperledger (

Hyperledger is part of the Linux Foundation, which was launched in 2016 with a technical and organizational governance structure and thirty founding corporate members. More than 230 members are now part of this initiative. This includes companies such as Cisco, Hitachi, IBM, ABN AMRO, ANZ Bank, Red Hat, VMware, and JP Morgan. Today, Hyperledger works with many projects under the same umbrella and focuses on differences in blockchain use cases, as well as covering frameworks and tools. A good description of Hyperledger projects can be found at Here, it is stated that Hyperledger incubates and promotes a range of business blockchain technologies, including distributed ledger frameworks...