A Blockchain-based Approach for Securing Network Communications in IoT Environments

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The burgeoning landscape of the Internet of Things (IoT) has paved the way for transformative changes across diverse sectors, including healthcare, agriculture, and smart cities. Despite its potential, the integration of billions of interconnected devices necessitates a re-examination of security protocols to safeguard data and ensure seamless communication. The primary objective of this research is to explore and address the challenges presented by existing security frameworks, which often grapple with high latency, constrained scalability, and susceptibility to security breaches. The current systems, while instrumental in offering a baseline for secure communication, often fall short in ensuring real-time data transmission and end-to-end security in decentralized IoT networks. These issues underscore the need for a comprehensive and robust approach that can seamlessly align with the dynamic nature of IoT environments. To address these concerns, this study proposes a novel blockchain-based approach designed to fortify network communications within IoT environments. The methodology leverages the inherent security and transparency features of blockchain technology, aiming to ensure data privacy, reduce latency, and enhance throughput. By creating a decentralized ledger for data transactions, the approach ensures traceability and integrity of the data being transmitted across the network. The research findings underscore a notable enhancement in the security and efficiency of data transmissions. Compared to existing methods, the proposed algorithm demonstrates a significant reduction in latency and a substantial increase in throughput. These improvements are indicative of the algorithm's capability to facilitate real-time communications while ensuring the integrity and confidentiality of the transmitted data. In conclusion, this research marks a significant stride towards establishing a secure and efficient framework for network communications in IoT environments. The proposed blockchain-based approach not only addresses the limitations of current systems but also lays the groundwork for future advancements in the realm of IoT security.

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M.Bhavsingh, K.Samunnisa, and B.Pannalal, “A Blockchain-based Approach for Securing Network Communications in IoT Environments ”, Int. J. Comput. Eng. Res. Trends, vol. 10, no. 10, pp. 37–43, Oct. 2023.
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