Blockchain iOT ( Blockchain Internet of Things)
The blockchain iOT (Blockchain Internet of Things) is a techy dream. It will allow your home to automatically turn on as soon as you walk into your house, your autonomous car know where you want to go from your location search made in your smartphone or it will let your doctor setup alarms related to your heart beat so your health is monitored when you exercise. It also not only connects, but provides a communication platform for all electronically connected devices.
However, there is a critical issue that IoT developers must solve to make this dream come true: Security. If hackers can gain access to control the IoT ecosystem, they can made devices do unexpected and scary things, such as maneuver your car while you’re in it.
The current technical scope for security of the IoT is somewhat limited. It’s reduced to your account name, password, and potentially a Two-Factor Authorization system. Other solutions to security have been explored through biometrics such as facial recognition, fingerprint scanners, and even voice recognition. The idea behind biometric security is that each person has unique facial/vocal/biological characteristics that can’t be duplicated. Therefore this should be leveraged to give only those who have been biometrically identified access to the IoT platform. But here’s the thing: the technology for biometric verification is far from ready.
Blockchain iOT Security with cerified devices
With so many challenges, the approach that is gaining traction is to solve the security problem of the IoT through blockchain technology by operating IoT in permissioned private blockchains such as HDAC or the pseudo-blockchain IOTA projects.
With Vottun protocol, manufacturers can certified their devices to be used in these permissioned blockchain iot security and solve the security issue operating in this new “free of hacking” blockchain environment.
Through the use of the Vottun protocol as you certified your devices, you can define your IoT smart contracts for specific iot and blockchains.
For example, these smart contracts are being utilized by the HDAC token through something called an IoT contract. An IoT contract allows you to turn a HDAC token to be repurposed for a specific function. How you can use them? You can turn an HDAC token to act as the key to access the ecosystem of electronically connected devices within your home or you can turn the HDAC token to function as the unique key to start your car.