Blockchain in internet-of-things: Architecture, applications and research directions

Farhan Ahmad, Zeeshan Ahmad, Chaker Abdelaziz Kerrache, Fatih Kurugollu, Asma Adnane, Ezedin Barka

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18 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

The emergence of Internet-of-Things (IoT) has attracted a massive response from different stakeholders including industry, academia and research community due to the wide range of applications it provides. IoT enables devices with storage, computation and communication capabilities to connect to the Internet, thus providing various applications such as smart transportation, smart healthcare, smart industry, logistics and smart homes, to name a few. Since, IoT devices generates sensitive information, therefore, security is an important issue in IoT networks. Recently, Blockchain (BC) is proposed as a revolutionary technology which can be integrated within IoT to provide desired level of security and privacy. However, the integration of BC within IoT networks is extremely challenging. The major contribution of this study is three-fold. (1) Firstly, we proposed a tier-based architecture 'Blockchain in Internet-of-ThingS (BITS)' which can support BC within IoT networks. (2) Secondly, we highlighted various applications of BC in IoT networks, and (3) Lastly, we provided various challenges and future research directions in the realization of BC in IoT networks.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2019 International Conference on Computer and Information Sciences, ICCIS 2019
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
ISBN (Electronic)9781538681251
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - May 15 2019
Event2019 International Conference on Computer and Information Sciences, ICCIS 2019 - Sakaka, Saudi Arabia
Duration: Apr 3 2019Apr 4 2019

Publication series

Name2019 International Conference on Computer and Information Sciences, ICCIS 2019

Conference

Conference2019 International Conference on Computer and Information Sciences, ICCIS 2019
Country/TerritorySaudi Arabia
CitySakaka
Period4/3/194/4/19

Keywords

  • Blockchain
  • Distributed Ledger
  • Internet-of-Things (IoT)
  • Security

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Information Systems and Management

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