Document Type


Publication Date




Publication Title

IEEE Access






The Internet of Intelligent Things (IoIT) communication environment can be utilized in various types of applications (for example, intelligent battlefields, smart healthcare systems, the industrial internet, home automation, and many more). Communications that happen in such environments can have different types of security and privacy issues, which can be resolved through the utilization of blockchain. In this paper, we propose a tutorial that aims in desiging a generalized blockchain-based secure authentication key management scheme for the IoIT environment. Moreover, some issues with using blockchain for a communication environment are discussed as future research directions. The details of different types of blockchain are also provided. Some of the widely-accepted consensus algorithms are then discussed. Next, we discuss different types of applications in blockchain-based IoIT communication environments. The details of the associated system models are provided, such as, the network and attack models for the blockchain-based IoIT communication environment, which are helpful in designing a security protocol for such an environment. A practical demonstration of the proposed generalized scheme is provided in order to measure the impact of the scheme on the performance of the essential parameters. Finally, some of the future research challenges in the blockchain-based IoIT communication environment are highlighted, which will also be helpful to the researchers.


Published under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0) license.

Publisher's version available at:

Original Publication Citation

Wazid, M., Das, A. K., Shetty, S., & Jo, M. (2020). A tutorial and future research for building a blockchain-based secure communication scheme for internet of intelligent things [Article]. IEEE Access, 8, 88700-88716.


0000-0002-8789-0610 (Shetty)