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Blockchain for the IoT: Opportunities and Challenges

Ramachandran, Gowri Sankar; Krishnamachari, Bhaskar;
Open Access English
  • Published: 07 May 2018
Abstract
Blockchain technology has been transforming the financial industry and has created a new crypto-economy in the last decade. The foundational concepts such as decentralized trust and distributed ledger are promising for distributed, and large-scale Internet of Things (IoT) applications. However, the applications of Blockchain beyond cryptocurrencies in this domain are few and far between because of the lack of understanding and inherent architectural challenges. In this paper, we describe the opportunities for applications of blockchain for the IoT and examine the challenges involved in architecting Blockchain-based IoT applications.
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free text keywords: Computer Science - Distributed, Parallel, and Cluster Computing, Computer Science - Cryptography and Security, Computer Science - Computers and Society
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