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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


We have seen how complex a food chain is. Many actors are involved with high interdependence. We also observed that the food industry has many challenges in its chain, which causes risks for customers when an issue is found in any part of the food manufacturing process.

Moreover, we are moving past the time where workers need to be physically present to monitor every piece of equipment through which our food passes. By using internet-enabled devices, maintenance engineers are empowered to have better visibility of what is happening with equipment, inventories, and people.

Blockchain technology can offer a trusted connection with shared value for all ecosystem participants, including end customers. IoT use in the food industry, with technology such as sensors, barcode readers, and QR codes, is at the heart of this solution, and IoT integrated with blockchain can not only mitigate a lot of issues but can transform the industry.

Internet-enabled sensors fastened onto equipment provide...