Blockchain Technology and the Internet of Things: Challenges and Applications in Bitcoin and Security

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Rashmi Agrawal, Jyotir Moy Chatterjee, Abhishek Kumar, Pramod Singh Rathore
CRC Press, Dec 30, 2020 - Computers - 368 pages

This new volume looks at the electrifying world of blockchain technology and how it has been revolutionizing the Internet of Things and cyber-physical systems. Aimed primarily at business users and developers who are considering blockchain-based projects, the volume provides a comprehensive introduction to the theoretical and practical aspects of blockchain technology. It presents a selection of chapters on topics that cover new information on blockchain and bitcoin security, IoT security threats and attacks, privacy issues, fault-tolerance mechanisms, and more. Some major software packages are discussed, and it also addresses the legal issues currently affecting the field. The information presented here is relevant to current and future problems relating to blockchain technology and will provide the tools to build efficient decentralized applications.

Blockchain technology and the IoT can profoundly change how the world—and businesses—work, and this book provides a window into the current world of blockchain. No longer limited to just Bitcoin, blockchain technology has spread into many sectors and into a significant number of different technologies.

 

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Contents

1 Introduction to Blockchain Technology
1
Architecture Consensus Algorithm and Its Challenges
21
Overview
47
4 Blockchain and Bitcoin Security
69
5 Blockchain Internet of Things
99
6 Securing IoT with Blockchains
125
7 Blockchain Technology and Internet of Things
151
Security and Privacy
183
9 Attacks on BlockchainBased Systems
201
Threats in Bitcoin
223
11 Security and Privacy Issues in Blockchain Technology
245
12 Blockchain with Fault Tolerance Mechanism
265
13 Controlling Blockchain Mechanism Using the Internet of Things Technology
291
Application and Future Trends
317
Index
339
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Rashmi Agrawal, PhD, is a Professor at the Manav Rachna International Institute of Research and Studies, Faridabad, India. She is UGC-NET qualified with 18+ years of experience in teaching and research. She has authored/coauthored more than 40 research papers in various peer-reviewed national/international journals and conferences and has also edited/authored books and book chapters with national and international publishers. She has also published two patents in renewable energy.



Jyotir Moy Chatterjee, MTech, is an Assistant Professor in the IT Department at Lord Buddha Education Foundation (Asia Pacific University of Technology & Innovation), Kathmandu, Nepal. Prior to this he worked as an Assistant Professor at the CSE Department at GD Rungta College of Engineering & Technology, Bhilai, India. He has more than 36 international publications, two authored books, two edited books, and five book chapters into his account.



Abhishek Kumar, PhD, a senior member of IEEE, is currently working as an Assistant Professor in the Research Department at the Chitkara University Institute of Engineering and Technology, Chitkara University, Punjab, India. He has more than eight years of academic teaching experience and has more than 70 publications in national and international journals and conference proceedings as well as book chapters, and edited and authored books.



Pramod Singh Rathore, MTech, is Assistant Professor of Computer Science at Aryabhatt Engineering College and Research Centre, Rajasthan, India, and also a visiting faculty at Government University MDS Ajmer, India. His research areas include NS2, computer networks, mining, and database management systems.

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