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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
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About the authors

Maximiliano Santos works as an architect for IBM Cloud Garage Sao Paulo. He has developed complex software architectures for the banking, real estate, insurance, chemical, and consumer goods industries. He currently works as a Cloud Garage architect. Max has designed solutions using IBM Watson's cognitive services, an Internet of Things (IoT) platform, as well as machine learning and mobile applications.




Enio Moura is an enterprise architect and works as a delivery leader at IBM Cloud Garage Sao Paulo. He has 25 years' operational and consulting experience in IT services with a lot of experience in integration systems, cloud computing, architecture design, and blockchain and infrastructure solutions, and also has in-depth knowledge of cloud applications and mobile solutions.

About the reviewers

Fabio Cossini is a digital solutions architect at Avanade Inc., working with clients on their application modernization journeys. He is also a technologist and enterprise architect for general cross-industry and cross-technology solutions focused on digital transformation. Since 2012, he has dedicated his career and academic research to IoT, the cloud, analytics, cognitive computing, and blockchain, supporting companies to redefine their business models.

I would like to thank Ênio J. Moura and Maximiliano "Max" Santos for the opportunity to collaborate on this book. Their work will be of great help to those interested in learning IoT and blockchain, and how these technologies will shape the future of business.

Sanket Thodge is the founder of Pi R Square Digital Solutions Pvt Ltd and is a corporate trainer by profession, based in Pune, India. Sanket is the author of the book Cloud Analytics with Google Cloud Platform, and is writing another, Blockchain with Artificial Intelligence. With expertise in big data, Sanket has explored the cloud, IoT, machine learning, and blockchain. He has applied for a couple of patents in IoT and has worked with numerous start-ups and MNCs, providing consultancy and corporate training.Xun (Brian) Wu has over 17 years' extensive hands-on experience of design and development in blockchain, big data, the cloud, UI, and system infrastructure. A coauthor of Blockchain By ExampleHyperledger CookbookBlockchain Quick Start Guide, and Seven NoSQL Databases in a Week, he has also technically reviewed over 50 technical books for Packt Publishing. He serves as a board advisor for several blockchain start-ups and owns several patents on blockchain. He holds a computer science master's degree from NJIT and lives in New Jersey with his two beautiful daughters, Bridget and Charlotte.

I would like to thank my parents, wife, and kids for their patience and support throughout this endeavor.






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