IBM in collaboration with Samsung developed Autonomous Decentralized Peer-to-Peer Telemetry (ADEPT). It was built to showcase decentralized IoT.
Under ADEPT project proof of concept, a washing machine autonomously ordered washing powder, service parts and a Large Format Display (LFD) autonomously displayed advertising content. this experiment showed that every device can become a point of transaction and value creation.
The IoT functions without a centralized intermediary was based on –
- Peer-to-peer messaging
- Distributed information sharing
- Autonomous device coordination
ADEPT used open source protocols – Telehash for messaging, BitTorrent for file sharing and Ethereum for autonomous device coordination function like device registration, rules based engagements and contracts.