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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


In this chapter, we have looked at the implications of developing and deploying applications to a cloud environment. We have considered how containers work, how to deploy containerized applications to a cloud platform, and an alternative model: serverless computing. We also presented the 12-factor model principles for the development of cloud-native applications.

We then looked at Hyperledger Composer as an accelerator for developing blockchain solutions. We explored various features, including using authentication, multiuser mode, and data source configuration.

This book provides information on creating simple applications using IBM Watson IoT Platform and Hyperledger Compose. These are far from being the only platforms and tools that support IoT and blockchain solutions, but the concepts are the same and can be applied. If you are interested in extending capabilities with the explained tools, both Watson IoT and Hyperledger Fabric / Composer,  provide extensive documentation on how...