Blockchaining the Internet of Things

The Internet of Things (IoT) aims to automate processes and services by networking entities and adding real-time analytics, resulting in active engagement and decision-making. The “things” in IoT use sensors to extract data from their environment, and their built-in actuators implement the decisions taken by some controlling authority. A colossal number of networked entities/”things” provide a huge amount of data to be analyzed in real time, or near-real time, for decision-making. IoT relies on the existing Internet plus the IoT entities’ wireless sensor networks (WSNs) for network infrastructure. IoT operation requires lightweight entities and protocols, meaning that cloud storage and big data analytics are critical components of the IoT landscape.

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