Have you ever thought in the past few decades that things are going to communicate with each other? Yeah, after the advent of the internet of things. Now the devices can communicate without a human to human and human to computer intervention. Iot is a network of interconnected devices, either the digital, mechanical, or computing assigned with unique identifiers to communicate efficiently. The convergence of multiple technologies such as machine learning, artificial intelligence, sensor nodes, and embedded systems has laid the foundation of IoT. Why is there a need for iOta triggered distributed intelligence in IoT? The privacy and security are significant concerns in IoT. As, it is helping in the growth of industrial and governmental development. Let’s explore what iOta is, and it’s a role in IoT. 

Role of iOta in IoT

iOta designed for calculating transactions, and it is also bringing innovations in IoT by recording and executing transactions in IoT ecosystems. It works as a distributed ledger, utilizing the cryptocurrency miOTA to records transactions in a network through Tangle technology. So, not only the IoT, blockchain is bringing a revolution on the internet by enabling secure exchange, distributed, and trustless communication of data. In short, we can say that IoT is helping us to make the devices more convenient for us, and iOta (a protocol of blockchain) is supporting IoT in facing challenges of security and privacy. iOta triggered distributed intelligence in IoT exchange data in M2M securely by establishing a distributed sensor node system. 

Tangle and distributed sensor node system 

Distributed sensor nodes systems utilize the iOta protocol with the integration of DAG (Direct Acyclic Graph) to enable transactions of value and data in devices. iOta is also a miracle for the applications of IoT, enabling robust, easily adapted, and modular applications. The distributed ledger technology of iOta initiates the decentralized consensus with a record of the database. New economies have evolved within the machines because of iOta protocol to transact value and data due to distributed ledger systems. It has built an interconnected network of billions of devices to take advantage and share data of this new value stream. iOta’s ledger is Tangle, which works as a database we mentioned above and store and process data in IoT, maintaining the standards of security and privacy. Let’s explore how this iOta triggered distributed intelligence in IoT works? 

Masked Authenticated Messaging 

The Tangle applied on each system’s nodes, known as supernodes, to connect various sensors where aggregation of sensor data and packaging into transaction starts. Transactions packaged, then collaborate with iOta full node and wait for issuing. The gossip protocol helps these transactions to propagate through the iOta network. Here Tangle involves the authorization process and allows only the data stored in Tangle to process. All this authorization process implementing the security layer in IoT works because of the masked authenticated messaging protocol. Over the Tangle, an emitted and accessed encrypted data stream with proper functionality starts to process data. The excess of energy, data storage, and processing of data works in iOta compliant devices utilizing the technology of IoT. 

Achieved Security and privacy 

As there is a massive increase in the number of devices of IoT and sensor nodes. There are many challenges of sensor nodes, such as isolated nodes in Zigbee and security and privacy in IoT. The DLT (distributed ledger technology) utilizing tangle in iOta maintains a record of transactions. And also it authorizes every node so it can solve problems of isolated nodes and can also elevate the parameters of security and privacy. Researches are nowadays supporting the deployment of quantum computers, and it is a severe threat to IoT devices. It is because the latest quantum computers do not support the elliptic curve cryptography based IoT encrypted devices. iOta uses a custom signing scheme and triggers a robust, scalable, and secure IoT network. Based on the hash function, iOta makes the IoT devices quantum resilient. 

How signing schemes work in iOta? 

The signing scheme in iOta works by dictating each private key used for signing to used once with some part of data revelation. It achieves the security and privacy in this way as using the same repetitive key can lead to forging ability. The supernode in iOta protocol utilizes a specific seed for key generation maintained by the back end server. The back end or server-side involvement in encryption by using the Tangle triggers the robust and scalable IoT network. 

Conclusion 

The iOta makes a distributed sensor node system in IoT to securely collect, process data. For any IoT domain application, iOta is playing a significant role by encrypting devices and maintiaining the levels of integrity. The current trend is that blockchain is a building block for cybersecuity. Similarly, iOta is also a building block for IoT devices. For a strong foundation of robust, secure, and scalable IoT networks. 

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