A novel authentication scheme based on edge computing for blockchain-based distributed energy trading system

Yan Ren, Qiuxia Zhao, Haipeng Guan, Zhiqiang Lin
2020 EURASIP Journal on Wireless Communications and Networking  
Distributed energy trading system is a new business model of energy industry. Applying blockchain technology, energy supply contracts can be communicated directly between producers and consumers. However, blockchain is without any identity authentication and legitimate user identities are possibly forged if there is not any user identity authentication procedure in a trading system. In this paper, we design an authentication scheme for blockchain-based energy trading systems by using edge
more » ... ing, including journalizing processes, registration, and identity authentication. In our scheme, each node has computing power, which can ensure the meter data can be processed locally or on the edge. In addition, the correctness and security analysis of the scheme are also given in this paper. The analysis shows that our scheme is unforgeability and can protect users' privacy.
doi:10.1186/s13638-020-01762-w fatcat:s5is54furff3fhpiuyjprmimza