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T. Nguyen, N. Tran, L. Loven, J. Partala, M. Kechadi and S. Pirttikangas, "Privacy-Aware Blockchain Innovation for 6G: Challenges and Opportunities," 2020 2nd 6G Wireless Summit (6G SUMMIT), Levi, Finland, 2020, pp. 1-5, doi: 10.1109/6GSUMMIT49458.2020.9083832

Privacy-aware blockchain innovation for 6G : challenges and opportunities

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Author: Nguyen, Tri1; Tran, Ngoc2; Loven, Lauri1;
Organizations: 1Center for Ubiquitous Computing, University of Oulu, Finland
2Insight Centre for Data Analytics, University College Dublin, Ireland
3Center for Machine Vision and Signal Analysis, University of Oulu, Finland
4School of Computer Science, University College Dublin, Ireland
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Version: accepted version
Access: open
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Language: English
Published: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, 2020
Publish Date: 2020-05-08


6G wireless networks improve on 5G by further increasing reliability, speeding up the networks and increasing the available bandwidth. These evolutionary enhancements, together with a number of revolutionary improvements such as high-precision 3D localization, ultra-high reliability and extreme mobility, introduce a new generation of 6G-native applications. Such application can be based on, for example, distributed, ubiquitous Artificial Intelligence (AI) and ultra-reliable, low-latency Internet of Things (IoT). Along with the enhanced connectivity and novel applications, privacy and security of the networks and the applications must be ensured. Distributed ledger technologies such as blockchain provide one solution for application security and privacy, but introduce their own set of security and privacy risks. In this work, we discuss the opportunities and challenges related to blockchain usage in 6G, and map out possible directions for overtaking the challenges.

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ISBN: 978-1-7281-6047-4
ISBN Print: 978-1-7281-6048-1
Pages: 1 - 5
DOI: 10.1109/6GSUMMIT49458.2020.9083832
Host publication: Proceedings of the 2nd 6G Wireless Summit (6G SUMMIT), 17-20 March 2020 Levi, Finland
Conference: 6G Wireless Summit
Type of Publication: A4 Article in conference proceedings
Field of Science: 113 Computer and information sciences
Funding: This work is supported by TrustedMaaS and B-TEA projects by the Infotech institute of the University of Oulu, Academy of Finland 6Genesis Flagship (grant 318927), the MEC-AI project of the Future Makers program, the Science Foundation Ireland (grant 12/RC/2289 P2), and by the grant for mr. Lovén on EdgeAI research by the Tauno T¨onning foundation.
Academy of Finland Grant Number: 318927
Detailed Information: 318927 (Academy of Finland Funding decision)
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