Microsoft Azure and blockchain firm International Trust Machines Corporation have created blockchain-based, internet of things-enabled solar power meters that can collect trusted data without in-person readings.
According to a Feb. 5 announcement, the new solution allows Taiwan’s largest energy distributor, TaiPower, to avoid sending personnel to homes and businesses during (and after) the COVID pandemic.
The solution uses MediaTek’s AIoT Ecosystem smart meters to collect data and store it on a tamper-proof blockchain.
“The pandemic has caused increased disruption in the mobility and communication of office personnel,” said ITM CEO Julian Chen. “ITM uses blockchain technology to ensure the accountability of your data and reduce the need for third-party...