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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

Creating your own blockchain network with Hyperledger Composer

In Chapter 3,  Explaining Blockchain Technology and Working with Hyperledger, we looked at various frameworks that come under the umbrella of the Hyperledger distribution ledger. We then analyzed one of these, Hyperledger Composer, a powerful tool for developing a blockchain network. 

In terms of blockchain, one of the biggest advantages of using Hyperledger Composer is the excellent documentation that comes with the framework, not just on the site itself, but also on the developer's website and other websites that hold examples of code and routines.

Here, we'll look at a step-by-step guide of a slightly less common use case than the one found on Hyperledger Composer's tutorial site, which will demonstrate how simple it's to create a blockchain network. We're going to use Hyperledger Composer's platform, which is called Playground.

Accessing Hyperledger Composer

The online Hyperledger Composer Playground enables us to explorer Hyperledger...