Challenges faced by the IoT industry
Lack of security
According to Gartner, by 2020 the number of IoT devices is predicted to hit the 20 billion mark. Despite the rapid growth, connected devices remain susceptible to DDoS and other attacks.
Due to the absence of shared and secure storage for trusted users, fraudsters can steal the data collected from IoT devices and use it for malicious purposes.
Poorly traceable supplies
IoT-connected devices used in supply chains cannot guarantee real-time data on each transportation step, from physical conditions to individual characteristics of consignments.
IoT data analysis and management can often be a time-consuming and grueling process, requiring manual attention to manage assets and audit data.
Connected devices cannot prevent data corruption bringing counterfeit supplies to the table. The Global Brand Counterfeiting Report 2018 states that the online trading sector alone lost an estimated $323 billion because of fakes.
Centralized cloud-based platforms often need high scalability, with an ever-growing number of connected devices and operations performed on the network.
Meet OLWay: a blockchain-based solution for supply chain, logistics, and IoT
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an IoT-based solution for tracing cereal supplies
Aetsoft implemented blockchain technology in Centaur AG’s Internet-of-Crops Platform, an agriculture logistics solution for tracking the provenance of crop supplies. Every asset in a supply chain is connected to IoT trackers and has a unique ID recorded on an immutable, hack-proof distributed ledger.Learn more
Blockchain solutions for IoT from Aetsoft
Blockchain-based ledgers are built fully encrypted from the ground up, and can’t be attacked using traditional hacking methods.
Private data access
Blockchain and IoT provide a network where data leaks are almost impossible. Only users with the appropriate private keys can see the data, while for others it will be inaccessible.
Transparent supply chains
With blockchain, all parties involved in the transportation process can see the actual data about supplies — from loading to shipment — sent from connected sensors.
Blockchain smart contracts leave no space for human error. They automate operations with IoT data items, thus allowing for their remote management.
On a blockchain, every piece of data is signed with a digital tamper-proof key, which guarantees the authenticity of IoT-connected assets with a low chance of corruption.
Aetsoft builds a limitless environment for IoT platforms' network scalability so that any expansion in size or the number of operations will not bring downtime or crashes.
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Blockchain applications in IoT
Use case 1. Traceable supply chains
In traditional supply chains, data is mostly dispersed across connected devices, making systematic process tracking at every point, from manufacturing to distribution, practically impossible.
Establish a holistic supply chain infrastructure, with data from IoT sensors recorded on a universal, shared blockchain ledger.
Use case 2. Improved sharing economy
Sharing economy apps are designed for individual use cases such as bicycle sharing, ride-sharing, and others. With the information siloed within each application, users are forced to erratically switch among the multitude of apps to hire a new ride.
Provide a shared database for all types of sharing — or better, a universal, blockchain-powered dapp with single a database — to provide seamless user experience when changing shared devices, without risking to fall victim to data breaches.
Use case 3. Secured smart homes
IoT sensors controlling modern smart home items are vulnerable to hacker attacks due to “single-point-of-failure” risks. A single item hacked might easily compromise the entire ecosystem of smart devices in the house.
Couple blockchain with IoT and enhance smart home security, with data from smart devices encrypted, identification-required. Multiple, distributed data access points, in turn, guarantee high protection against hacks and breaches.
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