Moinworld Blockchain Conference: Diversity meets Tech — introduction to Blockchain


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Moinworld Blockchain Conference

Marvin Kruse at Moinworld Blockchain.

Moinworld initiates inclusivity in tech world. The Conference, foregrounded by Google’s Women Techmakers, is headed by Anja Schuman, CEO Moinworld. Industry thought leaders like Airbus, ConsenSys, SAP, Weeve and more attended to educate, learn and include.

Our Blockchain Developers, Martin Maurer and Marvin Kruse, disseminated their knowledge and insights through various Blockchain based workshops and weeveOS Q&As.

For more on the newly released weeveOS alpha, click here. weeveOS alpha is the first Operating System designed for Blockchain-enabled Internet of Things.

Keeping to the tone of inclusivity and education — and / or in case you missed the Conference, we have compiled a (mostly) video essay that demystifies Blockchain technology.


What is Blockchain Technology

Comparing a Non-Technical with a Technical Description from here.

Blockchain is a software solution for reaching agreement within a leaderless group of peers that events have occurred, as they occur and that of these each events is recorded in an indisputable historical list which each peer has a copy of.
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Blockchain is a software solution (protocol) for reaching agreement (consensus) within a leaderless (decentralized) group of peers (peer to peer), that events have occurred, as they occur (synchronised) and that of these each events is recorded in an indisputable (immutable) historical list (ledger) which each peer has a copy of (distributed).

Demystifying the Blockchain

Martin Maurer, a Weeve Blockchain Developer, Demystifying the Blockchain.

What is Hashing?

Footage from Moinblockchain.

What is a smart contract?

Martin discussing smart contracts.

How can IoT devices utilize Blockchain Technology?

Footage from Moinblockchain.

Ethereum Camp

If you are interested in how Ethereum is connected to real IoT devices, join our Hackathon from March 26–29 in Berlin, join our Hackathon.


Weeve and the Economy of Things

Weeve’s singular technologies are combined into the Weeve Platform (Data trading marketplaces), which empowers the Economy of Things.

‘Weeve’s marketplaces are blockchain-agnostic.’

We would like to stress that Weeve’s marketplaces are blockchain-agnostic. The Weeve Platform will support a rich set of prevailed and future emerging Blockchain technologies (e.g., Ethereum, Hyperledger, etc.) and consensus protocols (proof-of-stake, proof-of-authority), as they vary in their suitability for applications. This way, the greatest amount of technological openness is assumed.

Weeve’s IoT data marketplaces empowering the Economy of Things.

White Paper extract: The weeve platform puts all the previously described building blocks together, such that IoT devices can be instrumented to connect public or private Blockchain-based marketplaces and trade testified and exclusive digital assets. To get a more technical understanding of the weeve platform, one can think of our platform as being divided into layers. See figure above.


Weeve Platform layers

IoT device Layer

Right at the bottom we have the IoT devices with a Trusted Execution Environment based Operating System augmented with the TEE-MQTTS protocol, TEE-Wallet and the necessary protocols to setup and administrate the device. These features in conjunction with our data testimony mechanism provide a new security and falsifiability standard for IoT data asset harvesting, processing and trading.

(Page 46 of our White Paper, found here.)

Weeve middle layer

On top of the IoT device layer is the weeve middle layer. It is the core backend connect from the IoT device to the TEE-MQTTS broker.Following the publish-subscribe-paradigm, the broker relays themed messages to the Weeve gateway. The gateway handles all communicative and device management tasks and ensures that only “testified and economically useful” data passes through the marketplaces. Weeve’s broker and gateway are foundational to the secure management of millions of IoT devices.

(Page 46 of our White Paper, found here.)

Infrastructure (IoT/Blockchain) layer

With a lack of solid technological immaturity and no clear community standard with a vast number of cloud and blockchain infrastructures, Weeve emphasizes an infrastructure-agnostic approach. The Weeve platform provides interfaces to interconnect with major cloud and blockchain infrastructures. Through an API concept, device owners configure the cloud for, e.g., private storage and data mining, and the blockchain for, e.g., immutable storage and payments. This way, the greatest amount of technological openness and interoperability can be assessed.

(Page 46 of our White Paper, found here.)

Application and Commercialization layer (marketplaces)

The first 3 layers enable the trade of data as value from one owner to another through easily customizable, data driven marketplaces that empower the Economy of Things. This ensures that marketplace specificities are individually tailored to suit varying use cases.

(Page 46–47 of our White Paper, found here.)

Weeve Platform layers.

For the full White Paper titled “Empowering the Economy of Things”, click here.


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