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The Blockchain and IOT Convergence

Internet of Things (IoT) has been making waves and fascinating the technology circles for some time. Creating a secure ecosystem of the IoT architecture has been an issue of the technology architects. Converging the blockchain technology with IoT can solve these issues is another which is being brainstormed.
We shall start our discussion by first understanding the basic building blocks of IoT infrastructure and its limitations. Then we shall discuss the blockchain technology in brief. We shall then study the feasibility of convergence of IoT and the blockchain technology.
IoT Basics:
Any IoT architecture can be represented by four basic building blocks: 1.Things: These are the uniquely defined nodes or primary sensors to communicate without human interaction using various connectivity methods.

2.Gateways: These are the intermediary channels between “Things” and the cloud to provide connectivity, security and manageability.

3.Network Infrastructure: This comprises of the routers, aggregators…