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Applications of distributed ledger technologies to the internet of things: a survey

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posted on 2019-11-01, 00:00 authored by Q Zhu, Seng LokeSeng Loke, Rolando Trujillo Rasua, Frank JiangFrank Jiang, Yong XiangYong Xiang
Distributed Ledger Technologies (DLTs) and blockchain systems have received enormous academic, government, and commercial interest in recent years. This article surveys the integration of DLTs within another life-changing technology, the Internet of Things (IoT). IoT-based applications, such as smart home, smart transport, supply chain, smart healthcare, and smart energy, promise to boost the efficiency of existing infrastructures and change every facet of our daily life. This article looks into the challenges faced by such applications and reviews a comprehensive selection of existing DLT solutions to those challenges. We also identify issues for future research, including DLT security and scalability, multi-DLT applications, and survival of DLT in the post-quantum world.

History

Journal

ACM computing surveys

Volume

52

Issue

6

Article number

120

Pagination

1 - 34

Publisher

Association for Computing Machinery

Location

New York, N.Y.

ISSN

0360-0300

eISSN

1557-7341

Language

eng

Publication classification

C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal