Is blockchain the key to the Internet of Things? IBM and Samsung think it might just be

The two vendors have teamed up on an Internet of Things initiative that they are hoping will be a game-changer.

If the Internet of Things (IoT) is to be the quantum leap in computing that many people are predicting, then to start with it needs to prove that it is feasible to link up billions of devices on networks around the world – without running into cost and privacy concerns. One development that could make this possible is the ‘blockchain’ system pioneered by Bitcoin.

Author: Colin Barker

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