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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

Regulations, challenges, and concerns in the modern food chain

Can you imagine acquiring a credit letter from a bank in a few hours, and sharing it with your providers in a few minutes? How about you receive an update from the customs department about the status of your goodswith no bureaucracyand complete security?

Yes, this is all possible, and it is a fact that such information (product status updates, credit approval letters, and so on), gathered by using IoT and blockchain technologies, is important. However, the benefits brought by blockchain technologies go much further than the ones we've just mentioned.

Before exploring these additional benefits, let's go through some of the challenges that are faced by this industry and the regulations that are put in place to try and implement food safety.

Challenges regarding food safety

The CDC (Center for Disease Control and Prevention) estimates that each year 48 million people fall sick from a food-borne illness, 128,000 people get hospitalized...