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CONFIGURING THE INTERNET OF THINGS WITH THE LEDGER OF THINGS

December 2016

By Michael Stroh, Senior Technical Consultant at ServiceNow

INTRODUCTION

This article describes how the Internet of Things (IoT) can be configured using distributed ledger blockchain technology and peer-to-peer mesh networks. First, we introduce a model by Jeremy Rifkin that describes the structure of industrial revolutions. From this context, the IoT is introduced as the Third Industrial Revolution. It is described in terms of a set of regimes. Then, key enablers of the IoT are discussed, including 5G, IPv6, open source technologies and a new type of configuration management called the Ledger of Things (LoT). Finally, a number of use cases are discussed relating to ...

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