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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

The business of food

The modern food chain is very large and complex. There are numerous actors involved that influence the making of the product and its delivery, whether directly or indirectly.

We'll be looking at this modern food production process, learning about the challenges of the modern chain and proposing a new one based on blockchain and IoT:

The business process shown in the preceding diagram is a simplified version of the modern food chain. The chain can be much bigger than the one represented here. For example, many supermarkets have their own distribution centers. However, since our main goal is simplification, we didn't represent other factors, such as ports and customs. 

For our use case, we'll seek to account for the product from the time it's delivered to the manufacturer. This product could be any item, but we'll use chicken drumsticks for our example.

The asset to be managed in our chain will be a box full of chicken drumsticks, and our other asset will be a pallet full...