Volume 13, Number 6

Can Blockchain be a Solution to IoT Technical and Security Issues


Adanma Cecilia Eberendu1, Titus Ifeanyi Chinebu2, 1Madonna University, Nigeria, 2Federal College of Dental Technology and Therapy, Nigeria


The Internet of Things (IoT) is a growing trend in technology that interconnects millions of physical devices from any location anytime. Currently, IoT devices have become an integral part of human lives, as such organizations are deeply concerned with its security and technical issues. Blockchain system comprises a distributed digital ledger which is shared among community of users on the Internet; validated and recorded transactions in the ledger which cannot be altered or removed. We presented the challenges of IoT devices and how blockchain can be used to alleviate these problems. An outline of how to integrate blockchain with IoT was tackled, highlighting the challenges of IoT and how blockchain can remedy the issues. It was concluded that blockchain has the capability to curb the challenges posed by IoT devices.


Internet of things, blockchain, IoT security, technical and security issues, IoT devices.