IoT Podcast: Episode 129: Apple’s missing IoT news and adding blockchain to the energy grid
This week’s Apple announcement didn’t offer much for the IoT fans in the audience, although Kevin is deciding if he want’s the LTE-capable Apple Watch. We also talk about a big Bluetooth security vulnerability and Chamberlain’s decision to charge customers who want to create IFTTT integrations. We cover some news about EdgeX Foundry, a new energy monitoring product and an enterprise translation service that requires a “thing.” Finally, we answer a reader’s question about upgrading an old alarm system.
Our guest this week talks about a particularly relevant topic given the recent hurricanes. David Martin, co-founder and managing director of Power Ledger, is building an energy trading market using blockchain, connected meters and a network of residential solar. He discusses the bifurcation of the energy market, the trend towards resiliency and how the blockchain can help generate revenue for consumers and the larger energy grid. But, as you’ll hear in this interview, it’s a disruptive concept.
- Hey Apple, show me the HomeKit!
- In which we shame Samsung on Blueborne missteps
- What to do with an ancient security system? Rip it out.
- How to use blockchain to make money on renewables
- Building a more resilient grid starts with IoT (and the blockchain)
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