Article: How blockchain technology can benefit the Internet of Things

Blockchain, Decentralized Internet, Hardware

How blockchain technology can benefit the Internet of Things

The three fundamental properties of blockchain technology as a data structure ( i.e., distribution, immutability and decentralization, can benefit the Internet of Things (IoT), said Arthur Carvahlo, a blockchain expert and the Dinesh and Ila Paliwal Innovation Chair at the Farmer School of Business at Miami University.

The distributed aspect of blockchain means that data are replicated across several computers. This fact makes the hacking more challenging since there are now several target devices.

The redundancy in storage brought by blockchain technology brings extra security and enhances data access since users in IoT ecosystems can submit to and retrieve their data from different devices, Carvahlo said.

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Article: Blockchain Experiments Aim to Improve Waste Management

Blockchain, Innovation

Blockchain Experiments Aim to Improve Waste Management

Most plastic and other waste are not recycled. However, communities around the globe are experimenting with blockchain technology to improve that process.

Waste collection essentially consists of different data points along a chain. So, it’s only natural that blockchain technology has the potential to facilitate improvements to that process.

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