Blockchain-enabled Wireless IoT Networks with Multiple Communication Connections

Zhu, J., Sun, Y. , Zhang, L. , Cao, B., Feng, G. and Imran, M. A. (2020) Blockchain-enabled Wireless IoT Networks with Multiple Communication Connections. In: 54th IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC), Dublin, Ireland, 7-11 June 2020, ISBN 9781728150895 (doi: 10.1109/ICC40277.2020.9148856)

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Abstract

Blockchain-enabled wireless network has been recognized as an emerging network architecture to be widely employed into the Internet of Things (IoT) ecosystems for establishing trust and consensus mechanisms without the involvement of a third party. However, the uncertainty and vulnerability of wireless channels among the IoT nodes may pose a serious challenge to facilitate the deployment of blockchain in wireless networks. In this paper, we first present a generic system model for blockchain enabled wireless networks with multiple communication connections, where the number of communication connections between a client IoT node and the blockchain full nodes can be any arbitrary positive integer to satisfy different security requirements. Based on the proposed spatial-temporal network model, we theoretically calculate the transmission successful probability and the required communication throughput to support a wireless blockchain network. Finally, simulation results validate the accuracy of our theoretical analysis.

Item Type:Conference Proceedings
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Imran, Professor Muhammad and Zhang, Dr Lei and Sun, Dr Yao and Feng, Professor Gang
Authors: Zhu, J., Sun, Y., Zhang, L., Cao, B., Feng, G., and Imran, M. A.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Engineering > Systems Power and Energy
ISSN:1938-1883
ISBN:9781728150895
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2020 IEEE
First Published:First published in ICC 2020 - 2020 IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC)
Publisher Policy:Reproduced in accordance with the publisher copyright policy

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Project CodeAward NoProject NamePrincipal InvestigatorFunder's NameFunder RefLead Dept
304481Resource Orchestration for Diverse Radio SystemsLei ZhangEngineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC)EP/S02476X/1ENG - Systems Power & Energy