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Role of Blockchain Technology in IoT Applications

Book Description

Role of Blockchain Technology in IoT Applications, Volume 115 in the Advances in Computers series, reviews the latest information on this topic that promises many applications in human life. According to forecasts made by various market research/survey agencies, there will be around 50 Billion connected devices (IoT) by 2020. Updates in this new release include chapters on the Technical Aspects of Blockchain and IoT, Integrated Platforms for Blockchain-Enablement, Intersections Between IoT and Distributed Ledger, Blockchain and Artificial Intelligence: How and Why Combining These Two Groundbreaking Technologies, Blockchain Applications in Health Care and Opportunities and Advancements Due to New Information Technology Frameworks, and more.

  • Explores blockchain technology research trends in secured device to device communication
  • Includes updates on secure vehicular communication (VANET) using blockchain technology
  • Provides the latest on secure IoT communication using blockchain technology
  • Presents use cases of blockchain technology in healthcare, the food chain, ERP and other emerging areas

Table of Contents

  1. Cover image
  2. Title page
  3. Table of Contents
  4. Copyright
  5. Preface
  6. Chapter One: Technical aspects of blockchain and IoT
    1. Abstract
    2. 1 Introduction
    3. 2 Blockchain technology
    4. 3 Internet of Things
    5. 4 Conclusion
  7. Chapter Two: Integrated platforms for blockchain enablement
    1. Abstract
    2. 1 Introduction
    3. 2 Background
    4. 3 IoT application domains
    5. 4 Requirement analysis
    6. 5 Survey on existing blockchain platforms for IoT systems
    7. 6 Evaluation and discussion
    8. 7 Conclusion
  8. Chapter Three: Intersections between IoT and distributed ledger
    1. Abstract
    2. 1 Introduction
    3. 2 Centralized, decentralized and distributed systems
    4. 3 Distributed ledger technology
    5. 4 Centralized IoT system
    6. 5 Intersection of blockchain with IoT
    7. 6 Conclusion
  9. Chapter Four: Blockchain technology for decentralized autonomous organizations
    1. Abstract
    2. 1 Introduction
    3. 2 Decentralized autonomous organizations (DAO)
    4. 3 Blockchain for DAO
    5. 4 Implementations of DAO
    6. 5 The future of organizations
    7. 6 Summary
  10. Chapter Five: Blockchain applications in healthcare and the opportunities and the advancements due to the new information technology framework
    1. Abstract
    2. 1 Introduction
    3. 2 Technology description and framework for healthcare
    4. 3 Healthcare application
    5. 4 Records management
    6. 5 Medicaid management information systems
    7. 6 Benefits administration
    8. 7 Policy implications and conclusions
  11. Chapter Six: Testing at scale of IoT blockchain applications
    1. Abstract
    2. 1 Introduction
    3. 2 Introduction of distributed ledgers/blockchain testing concepts
    4. 3 Testing analysis of blockchain and IoT systems
    5. 4 Desired functionality of testing IoT blockchain systems
    6. 5 Existing shortcomings in testing IoT blockchain systems
    7. 6 Platform for transactive IoT blockchain applications with repeatable testing (PlaTIBART)
    8. 7 In-depth guided walkthrough of PlaTIBART network manager
    9. 8 Example use-case 1: Transactive energy
    10. 9 Example use-case 2: Blockchain/distributed systems education
    11. 10 Research directions in testing at scale of IoT and distributed systems
    12. 11 Key terminology and definitions
  12. Chapter Seven: Consensus mechanisms and information security technologies
    1. Abstract
    2. 1 Introduction
    3. 2 Consensus mechanisms overview
    4. 3 Consensus mechanisms used in public blockchains
    5. 4 Consensus mechanisms used in other forms of distributed ledger technology
    6. 5 Information security technologies
    7. 6 Concluding remarks
  13. Chapter Eight: A blockchain based access control framework for the security and privacy of IoT with strong anonymity unlinkability and intractability guarantees
    1. Abstract
    2. 1 Introduction
    3. 2 Problem statement and research questions
    4. 3 The solution: Decentralizing IoT networks in trustless way through the blockchain
    5. 4 FairAccess: Using blockchain technology as access control infrastructure
    6. 5 Toward privacy through transparency: A privacy-preserving distributed access control (PPDAC) scheme to enhance privacy and anonymity in FairAccess
    7. 6 Conclusion
  14. Chapter Nine: Blockchain with IOT: Applications and use cases for a new paradigm of supply chain driving efficiency and cost
    1. Abstract
    2. 1 Introduction
    3. 2 Supply chain challenges
    4. 3 Current generation solutions
    5. 4 IOT with blockchain: A powerful combination
    6. 5 The economic value of IOT-blockchain combination for supply chain solutions
    7. 6 Conclusion
  15. Chapter Ten: Integration of IoT with blockchain and homomorphic encryption: Challenging issues and opportunities
    1. Abstract
    2. 1 Introduction
    3. 2 Background
    4. 3 Issues in internet of things
    5. 4 Impact of integration of IoT, blockchain, and homomorphic encryption
    6. 5 Collaborative security by integrating IoT, blockchain and homomorphic encryption
    7. 6 Use cases of blockchain-based IoT using homomorphic encryption
    8. 7 Challenges and future research direction
    9. 8 Summary