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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

Chapter 8. The IoT, Blockchain, and Industry 4.0

The IoT and blockchain are not the only sets of technologies that are driving the evolution of a new economic and manufacturing revolution. Industry 4.0 is a concept that takes place in an era of new methods, technologies, and unprecedented computing capabilities that can be used by anyone who has internet access.

In this chapter, we will explore the role of key technologies such as the IoT, blockchain, and cloud computing, focusing on how these factors are driving the evolution of Industry 4.0.

The following topics will be covered in this chapter:

  • The role of cloud computing in the new economy model
  • How the IoT can help innovate industries
  • Blockchain as a business platform for Industry 4.0