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Implementing a Blockchain Infrastructure on Top of Vehicular Ad Hoc Networks

  • Argyris Gkogkidis
  • Nikolaos Giachoudis
  • Georgios SpathoulasEmail author
  • Ioannis Anagnostopoulos
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 879)

Abstract

Vehicular ad hoc networks have attracted a lot of research recently, because of the multiple possible applications. Blockchain is a new approach to designing distributed storage infrastructures. In this paper the implementation of a blockchain infrastructure on top of vehicular ad hoc networks is presented. The main motive is to create a peer to peer shared storage between vehicles traveling in a specific area that may enable them to collaboratively produce data that can be used by them or even sold to other vehicles. A proof of concept experiment has been conducted through simulating the proposed system functioning by using a real world dataset containing vehicles GPS coordinates.

Keywords

Blockchain Road traffic congestion Vehicle to vehicle Peer to peer Tokens Crypto-currencies Monetization 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Argyris Gkogkidis
    • 1
  • Nikolaos Giachoudis
    • 1
  • Georgios Spathoulas
    • 1
    Email author
  • Ioannis Anagnostopoulos
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Computer Science and Biomedical InformaticsUniversity of ThessalyVolosGreece

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