Using blockchain technology for file synchronization

Md Ibrahim Khan, Fahad Faisal, Sami Azam, Asif Karim, Bharanidharan Shanmugam, Friso De Boer

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Modern storage technology has shifted from traditional offline state to cloud based technology since some time now. Because of this transition, the present society is now more dependent on the online storage solutions. Synchronization of files and keeping a history of changes are critical parts of any cloud system. Therefore, an implementation of Blockchain Technology with traditional file synchronization and versioning system can be extremely fruitful. Blockchain is not a new technology, but recently its importance has sky-rocketed as the society is moving towards the decentralized World Wide Web. Blockchain is "an open, distributed ledger that can record transactions between two parties efficiently and in a verifiable and permanent way" [1]. Blockchain provides immutable data storage and access with the combination of Proof-of-Work [2, 3]. Due to such appealing features, the study undertaken here investigates and proposes a Blockchain based resilient cloud storage solution that makes a sound utilization of various properties fundamental to any Blockchain based framework.

Original languageEnglish
Article number012117
Pages (from-to)1-9
Number of pages9
JournalIOP Conference Series: Materials Science and Engineering
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 12 Nov 2019
Event1st International Conference on Materials Science and Manufacturing Technology 2019, ICMSMT 2019 - Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India
Duration: 12 Apr 201913 Apr 2019


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