Programe/Donator: H2020 Fed4Fire+ Open Call
Time Frame: November 2020 – April 2021
Description: In this project we explore the technological feasibility of MeshDapp platform within the CityLab testbed by evaluating business and sustainability models for wireless mesh networks that combine retail pricing with wholesale cost, profit distribution and return of investment. A technical enabler is a permissioned blockchain (Ethereum PoA) platform that provides desirable properties such as trusted data feeds (oracles) about traffic and resource consumption, robust and irreversible transaction records (distributed ledger), and inexorable outcomes (smart contracts). Our proof-of-concept implementation of the aforementioned architecture is focused on the use case of the Internet access service. Nevertheless, it is designed to incorporate other types of network services.