Orthus: A Blockchain Platform for Smart Cities

  • Stefano Momo Loss UFRN
  • Nélio Cacho UFRN
  • Frederico Lopes UFRN


Blockchain has been widely used to store decentralized and secure transactions involving cryptocurrency (for instance, Bitcoin and Ethereum solutions). On the other hand, Smart City applications are concerned about how data and services can be safely stored and shared. In this regard, this research investigates the use of Blockchain in the Smart Cities scenario. Based on that, a platform named Orthus was proposed to support Blockchain in Smart City initiatives focused on scalability. This work presents a case study about how to use the proposed platform in the Natal Smart City Initiative in Brazil to handle land registration. Moreover, it also compares this platform with other implementations that use Blockchain in different domains. Finally, this research confirms that the use of blockchain technology has much to contribute to Smart City solutions once it enables the creation of solutions in distributed networks to meet the demand of the entire population.

Palavras-chave: Blockchain, Smart Cities, Scalability


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LOSS, Stefano Momo; CACHO, Nélio; LOPES, Frederico. Orthus: A Blockchain Platform for Smart Cities. In: CONCURSO DE TESES E DISSERTAÇÕES - SIMPÓSIO BRASILEIRO DE SISTEMAS MULTIMÍDIA E WEB (WEBMEDIA), 27. , 2021, Minas Gerais. Anais [...]. Porto Alegre: Sociedade Brasileira de Computação, 2021 . p. 23-26. ISSN 2596-1683. DOI: https://doi.org/10.5753/webmedia_estendido.2021.17606.