Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)


Computer Engineering and Sciences

First Advisor

Marius C. Silaghi

Second Advisor

Veton Këpuska

Third Advisor

Bryon Neff

Fourth Advisor

Philip J. Bernhard


Blockchain is a distributed ledger system that enables machine-to-machine interactions combined with the Internet of Things (IoT). It employs a series of transactions stored in a database, confirmed by numerous sources, and written into a shared ledger distributed across all nodes. The marriage of IoT with blockchain has several potential benefits, including the ability for a smart device to act autonomously without the need for a centralized authority. It can also monitor how devices communicate with one another. A blockchain network can track and sell almost anything of value, lowering risk and costs for everyone involved. Numerous applications from diverse industrial sectors, including smart homes, smart healthcare, transportation, utilities and grids, and finance, have evolved due to the increasing attention being paid to blockchain for IoT. This research will identify blockchain technology’s properties when it integrates with IoT applications used in our daily life, i.e., Smart Healthcare, Smart Transportation, Grids and Utilities, Smart Finance, and Smart Cities. Data is collected from websites, research papers, articles, and reports.

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