TwoIoT – How we have integrated with IOTA
The full article was originally published by Hamoun Karami on Medium. Read the full article here.
A broader scope of our IOTA integration and a thing not mentioned.
Just this past Sunday I was able to share with over 150 live stream viewers on our youtube channel what we have ultimately achieved thus far and our goals for the future of IOT Waste Management.
I want to dig a little deeper into how we have exactly connected our sensors to the Tangle and share with you how we are using Biilabs TangleID API to post every 30 minutes from 18 sensors located in Taipei City Hall for our POC.
Here is an example of our Transaction Hash. I had to white out most of the information, at this time we are unable to share this data with you because it is sensitive. We would like to get the OK first before we share the exact HASH credentials.
As you can see above, the message is where all the important information is stored. “drop_percentage” is our validation mechanism to confirm that the job has been done. This is the early days, but will one day flourish in being the backbone of what we are ultimately trying to build.
As I mentioned in our live stream and video, we want to create an environment where City waste is collected by a number of parties instead of just one. We also want to create a competitive landscape where these parties compete to make the most profit. But in order to do so, they must only respond to the bins that are requesting pickup. In the end, what you get is a city that stays clean.
There are a few things we didn’t get a chance to talk about during the stream and I wanted to touch on them here.
Waste collection is not the only issue. I know we mostly spoke about optimizing waste collection via IOT. Then also enabling a trust-less ecosystem via DLT through sensor validation and micro-payments. But did you ask yourself, what about after the waste is picked up?
I hate to do this, but I am adding another three letter abbreviation to the mix.
NFC is also a big part of our plan. Russia and other countries around the world have already begun using NFC systems in waste management to validate that their trucks are on time and doing their jobs correctly.
As we explained in our whitepaper long ago [feels ancient now], we want to also want to follow the waste and ensure it is being disposed of correctly after collection.
Once the waste has been picked up and validated by the Tangle. A micro-payment will be sent out. During this process, the waste fleet has to also authorize that it is a licensed entity, legally able to provide this service. This can also be mediated by the tangle, a TangleID for example. During this process the Tangle stores that this bin with its own unique ID is now being emptied into this truck, also with its own unique ID, by this person who works at this company…you guessed it, with its own unique ID.