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Distributed Ledger Technology and the Internet of Things: A Feasibility Study

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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication Proceedings of the 1st Workshop on Blockchain-enabled Networked Sensor Systems
Publisher or commissioning bodyAssociation for Computing Machinery (ACM)
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-4503-6050-0
DateAccepted/In press - 25 Sep 2018
DateE-pub ahead of print - 4 Nov 2018
DatePublished (current) - 4 Nov 2018


Distributed Ledger Technologies have promising applications in the Internet of Things. However, scalability and support for micropayments remain problems for blockchain-based applications, therefore other alternatives such as IOTA should be considered. This work reports on an experimental evaluation of IOTA on several different IoT platforms. We show that even though the communication overhead to join the IOTA network can be significantly reduced by adapting a proxy-based architecture, the computational overhead remains high. We conclude that IOTA is not currently suitable for battery-powered IoT devices.

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  • Digital Health

    Research areas

  • Distributed Ledger Technologies, Internet of Things

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