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Could a blockchain really prevent malware in the Internet of Things?

Blockchain, Gada explains, is “a suitable solution in at least three aspects of IoT, including big data management, security and transparency, as well as facilitation of micro-transactions based ...
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Could a blockchain really prevent malware in the Internet of Things?

Blockchains have applications on IoT devices, but there's nothing about IoT which makes blockchains more or less applicable. The specific threats mentioned in the article are: Malware. Blockchain ...
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Could a blockchain really prevent malware in the Internet of Things?

Blockchain technology provides a distributed transaction record. New data is appended to the chain and encrypted by multiple parties. The encryption process is compute intensive which makes it ...
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Could a blockchain really prevent malware in the Internet of Things?

How, exactly, would a blockchain system provide such protection to a network of connected devices? Below is a quick breakdown with a source explaining with an example in more detail but essentially ...
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Are there any applications where blockchain is used with IoT?

It doesn't appear to be open source, but IBM offers Watson IoT with Blockchain as a platform for secure private blockchains for IoT services: IBM Watson IoT Platform enables IoT devices to send ...
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Quantum mechanics and Blockchain to secure IoT

Quantum mechanics and the blockchain Those are two evergreens in every futuristic buzzword bingo. Thus, naturally they get mixed with the Internet of Things, which has been derisively put in the same ...
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Could a blockchain really prevent malware in the Internet of Things?

The fundamental purpose of blockchain is not building a distributed ledger or a distributed database. The basic thing that people find hard to understand is that blockchain is not an ultimate ...
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Are there any applications where blockchain is used with IoT?

I faced interesting discussion started by Theo Priestley at LinkedIn about IoT and blockchain stating: IoT cannot -- authenticate millions/billions of service nodes (sensors, devices, etc.), -- ...
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Could a blockchain really prevent malware in the Internet of Things?

Yes. IoT devices (e.g. wifi thermostat) with no open/listening ports, such as telnet or http, usually dial into a central server, and stay connected to that server 24/7. When you are abroad, the ...
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Could a blockchain really prevent malware in the Internet of Things?

If the overall cyber security as well malware breach points you're all referring too, requires that of simple IP to IP connections, or LAN spreads, of ports which are not necessarily open at all ...
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