IOTA, Block Chain & HyperLedger for distributed IoT Training Course


Estimates for Internet of Things or IoT market value are massive, since by definition the IoT is an integrated and diffused layer of devices, sensors, and computing power that overlays entire consumer, business-to-business, and government industries. The IoT will account for an increasingly huge number of connections: 12 B by 2019 and 100B+ by 2025.

In the consumer space, many products and services have already crossed over into the IoT, including kitchen and home appliances, parking, RFID, lighting and heating products, and a number of applications in Industrial Internet.

The underlying technologies of IoT are nothing new as M2M communication existed since the birth of Internet. However, what changed in last couple of years is the emergence of number of inexpensive wireless technologies added by overwhelming adaptation of smart phones and Tablet in every home. Explosive growth of mobile devices led to present demand of IoT.

As DLT become more understood in recent years and its capability to solve enterprise business use cases become evident, technologist have been exploring Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT) (such as Blockchain or IOTA) to solve use cases that have been daunting industries for years. Unlike existing technologies, one of the key features of DLT is its unparalleled capability to provide, traceability, accountability and immutable records that can be accessed at any point in time. One application area of interest in DLT is securing heterogenous networks. The technology has to be secured, immutable and offer real time transaction.

Course Objective

  1. Give introduction of migration of centralized cloud based IoT to decentralized edge based IoT (with example of smart car charging, P2P energy grids)
  2. Drawing the layers of vulnerability at each stack and between the stack
  3. Learning about the DLT (Blockchain and DAG – direct acyclic graph) in IoT initiatives in IBM, Samsung, IOTA foundation and some other large players.
  4. Case studies and application areas for DLT in IoT


  • Basic knowledge devices, electronics systems and data systems
  • Basic understanding of software and systems
  • Basic understanding of Statistics (in Excel levels)
  • Understanding of Telecommunication Verticals
  • Basic understanding of Edge IoT system


Internet of Things are evolving into a heterogenous distributed system thanks to ever-increasing importance and flexibility of edge IoT system. This gradual move from Cloud based IoT to edge based IoT is enforcing several new security requirements- as edge based IoT is a distributed system of local database and local computation and can’t be effectively managed by a central management system. Therefore, there is a growing demand for distributed management for distributed edge database and computation system. Security essentials required for distributed management of a IoT network, can’t be addressed by conventional security measures. This requires Distributer Ledger technology (DLT) to be adopted to manage distributed IoT system.

One of the principal use case for managing distributed IoT system has to do with prevention of fraud tempering in IoT based regulation system. In a Smart City Situation, Air pollution or water pollution monitoring system must be fraud-prof at several levels and must be handled as a distributed management system. In smart transaction between the cars and energy grids, IOTA is emerging as only viable technology.

This course will introduce essential of distributed IoT system and why and how IOTA/ BlockChain are becoming integral part for decentralized IoT system security.

Target Audience

Security Experts, Engineers and Researchers- working in emerging issues of IoT security

Duration 1 (10 hours / day)-Total 10 hours

Course Outline

Session 1: Cloud based centralized IoT to decentralized edge based IoT system

  • Drivers of migration from cloud to edge
  • 3 levels of edge in IoT
  • Edge database- MongoDB for edge, HarperDB
  • Security challenge in distributed edge database
  • Edge managements for OTA
  • Other Edge management layers like Calibration of Sensors
  • Data security, integrity in an edge based IoT system.
  • P2P WSN
  • P2P  Transaction in smart car, smart grids

Session 2: Block Chain/DAG for distributed database and heterogenous IoT system

  • Distributed  ledger technology– DAG Ledger, Hyper Ledger, BlockChain
  • PoW, PoS, Tangle – a comparison of the methods of consensus
  • Difference between Blockchain, DAG and Hyperledger – a comparison of their working vs performance vs decentralization
  • Real Time, offline performance of the different DLT system
  • P2P network, Private and Public Key- basic concepts
  • How ledger system is implemented practically- review of some research architecture
  • Blockchain and distributed IoT database – different proposals- merits and demerits     
  • Some practical application examples from smart city, smart machines, smart cars

Session 3: Review of exiting DLT in IoT

  • IBM & Samsung – ADEPT – Blockhain for IoT in consumer electronics -does it work?
  • Guard Time and Intrinsic ID- SRAM PUF – physical unclonable function – complemented by DLT-based distributed ledger technology.
  • P2P Encrypted Messaging: TeleHash – Distributed File Sharing: BitTorrent – Decentralized Programming Language for Blockchain (for device communicaon & coordinaon)
  • IOTA foundation and its progress
  • Securing Firmware and Middleware Patch in IoT

Session 4: Review of Important case studies in IoT research  -4 hours

  • BIoT in Healthcare, Automative, Smart Cities
  • A Review on the Use of Blockchain for the Internet of Things TIAGO M. FERNÁNDEZ-CARAMÉS , (Senior Member, IEEE), and PAULA FRAGA-LAMAS , (Member, IEEE)
  • The applicability of blockchain in the Internet of Tings: Yash Gupta ; Rajeev Shorey ; Devadatta Kulkarni ; Jeffrey Tew ( IEEE COMSNET)
  • Towards and optimized Block Chain for IoT -Ali Dori et al ( IEEE ACM/IoTDI)
  • Application of Blockchain in IoT- A comprehensive Survey – Muhammad Ali et al ( IEEE Communication and Surveys )

Any more latest papers on IOTA/DAG and Blockchain

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