A middleware for systems consumes Ethereum data in soft real-time: a Semantic Web approach
Blockchain is already advancing in journeys beyond cryptocurrency applications, and Ethereum, already called the world's computer, is going on a path that intends to reinvent the internet or Web 3.0, currently the leading platform for deploying so-called distributed applications (DApp). The growth of these Dapps in different spheres of society, as Smart Cities and Industry 4.0 IoT applications demand new proposals and models that integrate Ethereum and its ecosystem data with existing datasets on the traditional Web. This work presents our efforts to apply ontologies representing an Ethereum network and ecosystem using the Semantic Web model to extract and link its data. We show EthExtras a new ontology that extends and simplifies the EthOn, and as proof of concept and sample of use, we design a middleware web that exposed as RDF graphs the Ethereum data in soft real-time.
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