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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 features a shared and distributed ledger capable of making the process of recording transactions and tracking assets in a business network easier and more dynamic. This is different from Bitcoin, which is an example of an unpermissioned public ledger and defines an unregulated shadow currency with intensive resources. Blockchain is generally permissioned, private, and prioritizes endorsements, using assets based on a cryptocurrency.

The project known as Hyperledger is a collaborative effort with open source code that was created to promote blockchain technologies.

In May 2017, there were five active frameworks and five active tools:

  • Frameworks: Hyperledger Burrow, Hyperledger Fabric, Hyperledger Iroha, Hyperledger Sawtooth, and Hyperledger Indy
  • Tools: Hyperledger Cello, Hyperledger Composer, Hyperledger Explorer, Hyperledger Quilt, and Hyperledger Caliper

In the next chapters, we will explore in more detail how the blockchain platform can be used to solve some important challenges...