Trusted Wireless Monitoring Based on Distributed Ledgers over NB-IoT Connectivity

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The data collected from IoT devices on various emissions or pollution can have significant economic value for stakeholders. This makes it prone to abuse or tampering and brings forward the need to integrate IoT with a DLT to collect, store, and protect the IoT data. However, the DLT brings additional overhead to the frugal IoT connectivity and symmetrizes the IoT traffic, thus changing the usual assumption that IoT is uplink-oriented. We have implemented a platform that integrates DLTs with a monitoring system based on NB-IoT. We evaluate the performance and discuss the trade-offs in two use cases: data authorization and real-time monitoring.
Original languageEnglish
Article number9141220
JournalIEEE Communications Magazine
Issue number6
Pages (from-to)77-83
Number of pages7
Publication statusPublished - 15 Jul 2020


  • Monitoring
  • Blockchain
  • Distributed ledger
  • Peer-to-peer computing
  • Internet of Things (IoT)
  • Computer security


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