Accelerating Blockchain Applications on IoT Architecture Models-Solutions and Drawbacks

R.G. Kromes, Francois Verdier

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More and more IoT use cases require trustworthy computing from cloud/back-end services, which cannot necessarily provide a fully trusted execution environment, data immutability, and traceability. The integration of IoT with the blockchain technology is one of the most promising solution to achieve the previously mentioned features in the IoT networks. Researchers are also interested in integration solutions and several solutions are already present in the scientific literature. However, there are still some uncertainties in establishing a direct and effective interaction between an IoT device and the given blockchain. In this work, we propose the first IoT hardware architecture model designed to accelerate time-consuming operations of IoT-Blockchain. The proposed IoT hardware architecture model is programmed in SystemC-TLM and can provide a significant reduction in execution time, 53% and 18% when running Hyperledger Sawtooth and Ethereum applications respectively.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages24
JournalDistributed Ledger Technologies: Research and Practice
Issue number2769-6472
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 2023


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