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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

Solution overview

Here, we will be dealing with one of the most important parts of the farm-to-fork food life cycle: moving products from the food factory to the grocery store. 

The following diagram shows the solutions that should be implemented for each of the given stages:

Let's look at the preceding diagram in detail. We will start with the four participants:

  • Factory: This is the starting point of this food safety solution. It is responsible for gathering raw materials from farms and creating a box that is sent to the warehouse. The actions allowed for this participant are adding a new box and transferring the box to the transporter.
  • Transporter: This is the company that's responsible for handling transportation from the factory to the warehouse and from the warehouse to the grocery store in controlled temperatures. The actions defined for the transporter are adding temperature measurements to an asset that is under its control and transferring assets to a warehouse or grocery store.
  • Grocery...