- Ledger and Birdz enter partnership to use blockchain to ensure the authenticity of drinkable water
- Collected data will be sent into the cloud and registered on the IOTA blockchain
- At press time, MIOTA trades at $0.43
The global leader in blockchain security and infrastructure solutions, Ledger announced on Ma 27, 2019, that it had partnered with global utility firm Veolia’s sister concern Birdz. The business alliance is aimed at bringing more security to Birdz’s water sensor equipment. Notably, the two firms will record and recorded send data into the cloud to register it onto the IOTA (MIOTA) blockchain.
Ledger’s Internet of Things (IoT) Unit to Keep Track of Water Equipment
Ledger, most commonly known in the cryptocurrency space because of its cold-storage hardware wallet has inked a partnership with Veolia subsidiary Birdz to leverage IoT to ensure the accuracy of collected data. Most importantly, Ledger’s Secure Element will be deployed to sign and encrypt all collected data before it is transferred onto the cloud and registered permanently into the IOTA blockchain.
Data from Birdz’s water sensors will be collected by Ledger via its specialized microchip (a certified EAL5+ Secure Element) and its operating system – BOLOS. These chips will be installed on Birdz’s water sensor and the collected data will be relayed on to the IOTA blockchain, the announcement reads.
The security of IOTA blockchain will ensure that uploaded data is not tampered or fidgeted with in any manner, thus allowing cities to keep a safe and confidential track of their water supplies.
Pascal Gauthier CEO of Ledger highlighted the importance of storing safe and secure data in the 21st-century economy. Regarding the involvement of Ledger in the development, he said:
“That’s why Ledger’s IoT team has been hard at work to expand our unparalleled security solutions to all types of connected devices. By leveraging Ledger’s technology, Birdz is sending a clear message that they take the quality measurement of critical resources seriously. We’re excited to work with Birdz and look forward to other industries taking similar steps to secure critical digital data.”
Birdz is expected to roll out the initial batch of Ledger enabled water sensors throughout Europe in Q4 2019.
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