Blockchain: A game changer for securing IoT data

Madhusudan Singh, Abhiraj Singh, Shiho Kim

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137 Citations (Scopus)


Internet of Things (IoT) is now in its initial stage but very soon, it is going to influence almost every day-to-day items we use. The more it will be included in our lifestyle, more will be the threat of it being misused. There is an urgent need to make IoT devices secure from getting cracked. Very soon IoT is going to expand the area for the cyber-attacks on homes and businesses by transforming objects that were used to be offline into online systems. Existing security technologies are just not enough to deal with this problem. Blockchain has emerged as the possible solution for creating more secure IoT systems in the time to come. In this paper, first an overview of the blockchain technology and its implementation has been explained; then we have discussed the infrastructure of IoT which is based on Blockchain network and at last a model has been provided for the security of internet of things using blockchain.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIEEE World Forum on Internet of Things, WF-IoT 2018 - Proceedings
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)9781467399449
Publication statusPublished - 2018 May 4
Event4th IEEE World Forum on Internet of Things, WF-IoT 2018 - Singapore, Singapore
Duration: 2018 Feb 52018 Feb 8

Publication series

NameIEEE World Forum on Internet of Things, WF-IoT 2018 - Proceedings


Other4th IEEE World Forum on Internet of Things, WF-IoT 2018

Bibliographical note

Publisher Copyright:
© 2018 IEEE.

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Hardware and Architecture
  • Information Systems and Management
  • Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality


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