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HOW TO PREDICT IF YOUR IOT DEVICE WILL STEAL FROM YOU

Sometimes making your wide area IoT device truly “wide area” isn’t as easy or as safe as it looks. One blind spot for many IoT technologies: roaming. Here’s a story about a non-profit group that tracks the migratory patterns of birds and found itself victim of a costly mobile IoT device theft: According to official broadcaster Radio …

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HOW TO MAKE BETTER CRYPTOCURRENCIES WITH POL AND DASH7

We are doing exciting work at Haystack around low power IoT geolocation and more recently have begun work on a project to develop Proof of Location(PoL) using DASH7 running over LPWAN’s. One use case for PoL cuts to the heart of a weakness in many cryptocurrency architectures: concentration of mining power. (If you’re unfamiliar with what this means …

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HOW TO MAKE BETTER SMART CONTRACTS WITH DASH7 AND POL

Note: this is the first in a series on implementing Proof of Location using DASH7 Recently our team began taking a look at how DASH7 will help blockchain applications with a hard-to-solve problem: authenticating the physical location of one or more parties in a smart contract. Smart contracts are computerized transaction protocols that execute the terms …

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VERIZON AND AT&T ARE TAKING A PASS ON NB-IOT

In a move that should shock no-one who follows movements in LPWAN technologies, Verizon announced they are deploying LoRa and apparently have no plan to deploy NB-IoT: Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE: VZ), which launched the country’s first national LTE-M service in March, said it’s embracing LoRaWAN unlicensed technology for building overall solutions for some customers. That surprised attendees …

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A BLUETOOTH TRACKER PRETENDS TO DO LPWAN GEOLOCATION AND … TRAGEDY

There’s one LPWAN technology, LoRaWAN, that pretends to offer real-time geolocation when for all practical purposes it does not. Still, a few of its backers promote this capability — which is at best characterized as a hack — and hope customers don’t get wise until after the implementation. Other bloggers are catching on as well: But even worse is …

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