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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


Q. How can a lack of IoT security compromise data in a blockchain network?

A. Sometimes, companies don't focus on security when they work with IoT. Perhaps because it's a new technology, they don't believe it comes with imminent risk. The fact is, however, that businesses are bringing insecure devices into their networks and then failing to update the software. Not applying security patches isn't a new phenomenon, but insecure IoT devices with a connection to the internet is a disaster waiting to happen; think hackers and DDoS attacks. A strong security plan should be developed for IoT devices, similar to the one for internet services. Strong device identification and updates can help mitigate most problems.

Q. Is blockchain technology mature enough for this application?

A. Today, there're a number of blockchain platform providers available on the market. Carrefour, Walmart, and others are already members of these platforms. So, this indicates that big companies are already running...