Research Area:  Vehicular Ad Hoc Networks
Blockchain technology has completely changed the area of cryptocurrency with a Peer-to-Peer system named Bitcoin. It can provide a distributed, transparent and highly confidential database by recording immutable transactions. Currently, the technique has obtained great research interest on other areas, including the Internet of vehicles (IoVs). In order to solve some centralized problems and improve the architecture of the IoVs, the blockchain technology is utilized to build a decentralized and secure vehicular environment. In this survey, we aim to construct a comprehensive analysis on the applications of blockchain in the IoV. This paper starts with the introduction of the IoVs and the blockchain. Additionally, some existing surveys on the blockchain enabled IoVs are reviewed. Besides, the combination of the blockchain technology and the IoVs is analyzed from seven aspects to describe how the blockchain is implemented in the IoVs. Finally, the future research directions related to the integration are highlighted.
Author(s) Name:  Chao Wang, Xiaoman Cheng, Jitong Li, Yunhua He & Ke Xiao
Journal name:  EURASIP Journal on Wireless Communications and Networking
Publisher name:  SPRINGER
Volume Information:  volume 2021, Article number: 77 (2021)
Paper Link:   https://link.springer.com/article/10.1186/s13638-021-01958-8