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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

Developing cloud applications

There are many potential pitfalls related to cloud applications, ranging from the simple misuse of resources to unsolvable problems. Applying a concise architecture and using the 12-factor application development pattern ensures you won't get into trouble when the application scales up or down.

A container is a standardized way to package an application with all its dependencies, including its code, runtimes, middleware, libraries, and operating system. Docker and Garden are containers that can be run in the IBM Cloud Platform, but there are other container types that can also be used, such as Rockt. Using containers increases the portability of an application, so it doesn't matter if the host operating system is one particular distribution of Linux and your application was built on a different distribution, because the operating system is a layer of the containerized application and both distributions are shipped together.

The following diagram demonstrates the...