IoT platforms are increasingly faced with the demand for securing data using a Blockchain integration. This only makes sense when data has already been sealed with cryptography as soon as it leaves the sensor, otherwise the use of a Blockchain might lead to the perception of false security.
No one can guarantee that the – unchangeable – data saved in a Blockchain actually reflects the sensor data. The ubirch protocol can be integrated with a large number of IoT devices/sensors and backend structures and can be made an integral part of an IoT platform.
Customers using the IoT platform can choose the sealing of data with a ubirch protocol as an option for critical use cases, for example, when they want to capture data of their IoT devices on a pay-per-use basis.
“At T-Labs we are working continuously on exploring blockchain grounded business models and developing corresponding minimum viable products (MVP’s) – with a special focus on IoT, at the moment. The ubirch solution solves an interesting piece of the overall problem by making IoT sensors part of a blockchain and securing their data at the source.”
John Calian, Senior Vice President and Head of Telekom Innovation Laboratories (T-Labs)