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The Integrity of the IoT: Blockchain Levels the Playing Field

May 14, 2018 / Cynthia S. Artin

As we move into the next phase of massive IoT and Industrial IoT (IIoT) roll outs, the community of connected everything finds itself faced with integration challenges unlike any we’ve seen over the last several decades. There are so many different protocols, languages, vendors, platforms, and approaches, it’s no wonder service providers and enterprises have been slow to move out with implementations and offerings. It’s daunting to know that if they select one path forward, they may end up having chosen the “Betamax” version vs. VHS, only to find out VHS was going to cave in to DVDs and ultimately open source streaming media techniques that render all legacy technology useless.