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Title: When mobile blockchain meets edge computing
Authors: Xiong, Zehui
Zhang, Yang
Niyato, Dusit
Wang, Ping
Han, Zhu
Keywords: Engineering::Computer science and engineering
Issue Date: 2018
Source: Xiong, Z., Zhang, Y., Niyato, D., Wang, P., & Han, Z. (2018). When mobile blockchain meets edge computing. IEEE Communications Magazine, 56(8), 33 - 39. doi:10.1109/MCOM.2018.1701095
Journal: IEEE Communications Magazine
Abstract: Blockchain, as the backbone technology of the current popular Bitcoin digital currency, has become a promising decentralized data management framework. Although blockchain has been widely adopted in many applications (e.g., finance, healthcare, and logistics), its application in mobile services is still limited. This is due to the fact that blockchain users need to solve preset proof-of-work puzzles to add new data (i.e., a block) to the blockchain. Solving the proof of work, however, consumes substantial resources in terms of CPU time and energy, which is not suitable for resource-limited mobile devices. To facilitate blockchain applications in future mobile Internet of Things systems, multiple access mobile edge computing appears to be an auspicious solution to solve the proof-of-work puzzles for mobile users. We first introduce a novel concept of edge computing for mobile blockchain. Then we introduce an economic approach for edge computing resource management. Moreover, a prototype of mobile edge computing enabled blockchain systems is presented with experimental results to justify the proposed concept.
URI: https://hdl.handle.net/10356/141956
ISSN: 0163-6804
DOI: 10.1109/MCOM.2018.1701095
Rights: © 2018 IEEE. All rights reserved.
Fulltext Permission: none
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