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Blockchain- and IPFS-Based Data Distribution for the Internet of Things

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Distributing data in a tamper-proof and traceable way is a necessity in many Internet of Things (IoT) scenarios. Blockchain technologies are frequently named as an approach to provide such functionality. Despite this, there is a lack of concrete solutions which integrate the IoT with the blockchain for data distribution purposes.

Within this paper, we present a middleware which connects to IoT devices, and uses a blockchain to distribute IoT data with guaranteed integrity. Furthermore, the middleware also offers that data is distributed in real-time via a second channel. We implement our solution using the Ethereum blockchain and the InterPlanetary File System (IPFS).


  • Internet of Things
  • Blockchain
  • Data distribution
  • IPFS

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The work presented in this paper has received funding from Pantos GmbH within the TAST research project.

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Krejci, S., Sigwart, M., Schulte, S. (2020). Blockchain- and IPFS-Based Data Distribution for the Internet of Things. In: Brogi, A., Zimmermann, W., Kritikos, K. (eds) Service-Oriented and Cloud Computing. ESOCC 2020. Lecture Notes in Computer Science(), vol 12054. Springer, Cham.

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