Rules of Smart IoT Networks within Smart Cities towards Blockchain Standardization

Nada Alasbali, Saaidal Razalli Bin Azzuhri, Rosli Bin Salleh, Miss Laiha Mat Kiah, Ahmad Aliff A.S.Ahmad Shariffuddin, Nik Muhammad Izwan Bin Nik Mohd Kamel, Leila Ismail

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Motivation. Standardization in smart city applications is restricted by the competitive pressures of proprietary innovation and technological compartmentalization. Interoperability across networks, databases, and APIs is essential to achieving the smart objectives of technology-supported urban environments. Methodology. The issues that smart cities face, as well as the usage of blockchain in Internet of Things (IoT) applications, are discussed in this research paper. Problem Statement. The study shows the obstacles to the establishment of an IoT-driven smart city agenda, including system security, dispersed node interoperability, data resource management, and scalability of a diverse IoT network. Results. To resolve these challenges, this research proposes a working infinite loop model for establishing a standardized, intermediary cloud-based blockchain for IoT networking within smart cities. The blockchain intermediary function will resolve critical gaps in the existing, distributed IoT-based smart cities' standards, drawing connections between nodes, users, and service providers that are enabled through autonomous, immutable, and nonrepudiated transactions.

Original languageEnglish
Article number9109300
JournalMobile Information Systems
Publication statusPublished - 2022

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science Applications
  • Computer Networks and Communications

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