A survey of blockchain-based solutions for IoTs, VANETs, and FANETs

Abdelhafidh, Maroua
Charef, Nadia
Mnaouer, Adel Ben
Chaari, Lamia
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Recently, the internet of things (IoT) has gained popularity as an enabling technology for wireless connectivity of mobile and/or stationary devices providing useful services for the general public in a collaborative manner. Mobile ad-hoc networks (MANETs) are regarded as a legacy enabling technology for various IoT applications. Vehicular ad-hoc networks (VANETs) and flying ad-hoc networks (FANETs) are specific extensions of MANETs that are drivers of IoT applications. However, IoT is prone to diverse attacks, being branded as the weakest link in the networking chain requiring effective solutions for achieving an acceptable level of security. Blockchain (BC) technology has been identified as an efficient method to remedy IoT security concerns. Therefore, this chapter classifies the attacks targeting IoT, VANETs, and FANETs systems based on their vulnerabilities. This chapter explores a selection of blockchain-based solutions for securing IoT, VANETs, and FANETs and presents open research directions compiled out of the presented solutions as useful guidelines for the readers. © 2021, IGI Global.
This work is not available in the CUD collection. The version of the scholarly record of this work is published in Enabling Blockchain Technology for Secure Networking and Communication (2021), available online at: https://www.igi-global.com/chapter/a-survey-of-blockchain-based-solutions-for-iots-vanets-and-fanets/280847
Bitcoin, Ethereum, Internet Of Things
Abdelhafidh, M., Charef, N., Ben Mnaouer, A., & Chaari, L. (2021). A Survey of Blockchain-Based Solutions for IoTs, VANETs, and FANETs. In A. Ben Mnaouer, & L. Fourati (Ed.), Enabling Blockchain Technology for Secure Networking and Communications (pp. 110-148). IGI Global. https://doi-org.ezp.cud.ac.ae/10.4018/978-1-7998-5839-3.ch006