This paper presents the design and implementation of a new platform that takes into consideration the requirements and constraints resulting from the industrial context based on IoT. This platform combines the “Tangle” and “Blockchain” techniques. Tangle is primarily designed to address scale-up issues and the relatively high cost (time and resource) of transactions in a traditional blockchain-based platform. Unlike the “blockchain” structure, it consists of a solid mathematical foundation called DAG (Direct Acyclic Graph). It uses a validation process in which transactions are entered into the distributed registry after authenticating two other randomly selected transactions according to a Poisson distribution (thus, the locations of the new transactions are chosen using random runs in the graph). Therefore, it is an easily scalable system that does not require mining or transaction fees. We aim to study the integration of Tangle and Blockchain techniques to improve the performance and scalability of distributed registry-based platforms to be adapted in industrial enterprises whose processes incorporate or are based on IoT.
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