Design and Implementation of Ledger-Based Points Transfer System for IoT Devices in LPWAN

Xin Qi, Keping Yu, Toshio Sato, Kouichi Shibata, Isao Konno, Takanori Tokutake, Rikiya Eguchi, Yusuke Maruyama, Zheng Wen, Kazuhiko Tamesue, Yutaka Katsuyama, Kazue Sako, Takuro Sato

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Distributed ledger technology is becoming popular these days because of its high confidentiality, decentralization, and nontampering. It is suitable for replacing centralized security disadvantaged point transfer systems. Low-power wide area network (LPWAN) is capable for long-range communication with low-power consumption. The iconic features like wide area coverage and long battery-powered duration make it best to combine with large-scale IoT application deployment. In both industry and academic field, such combination of LPWAN and point transfer system is highly attended. However, the ledger management system generates too much data that low-bandwidth network such as LPWAN can hardly handle; meanwhile, the processing power's requirement for small IoT devices is challenging. Towards addressing these issues, we design a packet transmission optimizing mechanism for a ledger-based point transfer system (LPTS) in LPWAN to reduce overall data traffic and build a simulator to evaluate its performance. Moreover, we have implemented the system and evaluated in field experiment.

Original languageEnglish
Article number3027978
JournalWireless Communications and Mobile Computing
Publication statusPublished - 2022

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Information Systems
  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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