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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

How blockchain and IoT can help in a food chain

To achieve transparency across the ecosystem, we need to connect all entities that are part of it. This does not just pertain to retailers or manufacturers, but to everyone within the system; every member that composes it, from farm to fork, including the final member in this chain, the consumers.

Nowadays, there are a lot of companies in the process of adopting IoT and blockchain technologies. They have become aware that there are a variety of problems throughout the food chain, but each party focuses on their business results, not on the issues plaguing the entire chain.

Any solution that can solve this problem even partially will provide value to the entire food chain. However, it will still not solve every problem for all parties involved.

To implement an effective solution, let's review a set of needs based on market segmentation. Needs can change based on many aspects, such as company size, geography, and so on. Our goal here is to ensure...