Abstract: Blockchain, the technology that powers cryptocurrencies, has garnered much interest. Numerous applications, including the smart grid and the Internet of Things, have embraced it. However, a sizable scalability hurdle constrains Blockchain's ability to support services with frequent transactions. On the other hand, edge computing was developed to expand cloud resources and services distribution to the network's edge. Still, it presently faces difficulties with decentralized management and security. The combination of blockchain technology and edge computing can provide a large scale of network servers, data storage, and validity computation close to the end while maintaining secure access to the network, computation, and storage spread at the edges. Despite the potential of integrated blockchain and edge computing systems, new security issues, problems with scalability improvement, self-organization, function integration, and resource management need to be resolved before wide-scale deployment. In this survey, we examine some of the work done to support the integrated blockchain and edge computing system and discuss the research issues. We list several crucial elements of the merger of blockchain and edge computing, including drivers, frameworks, enabling features, and difficulties. Finally, some more comprehensive viewpoints are investigated.

Keywords: Blockchain, edge computing, network, storage, computation.

PDF | DOI: 10.17148/IJARCCE.2023.12318

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