Drones have worked for almost time now; recently it boosts up receiving momentum in rare application sectors. Some big fields include:
- Goods delivery
- Wildlife conservation
- Weather prediction
Whilst, the use of drones is not that common, the future seems to witness drones widespread adoption around this space of technology. However, tracing the drones’ adoption seems prevalent; there are lots of challenges that will simultaneously surface, obstructing the drone mainstream adoption. Let’s check out few among the challenges:
- Air traffic growth
- Cybersecurity risks
- Prohibited areas restriction
However, to cross such challenges with drone application, the drone industry working commercially need to adopt blockchain. Combining blockchain and drones, a new infrastructure will come into existence, which will result in good security, improve safety, along with less collision rate.
We all are aware of the growing adoption rate of blockchain globally. However, there are countless factors that makes blockchain so special. This technology is in practice since 2009, and now offers the business with high-level trust, safety, efficiency, and transparency.
Blockchain and Drones
As the drone adoption rate rises, the risk relating drones collision will also increase. For solving such issue, drones should have a new infrastructure facilitating an entirely flexible traffic management system; simultaneously, ensuring global-level connectivity.
Present drone traffic management system does not work with good accuracy, required efficiency, and security while handling the growing density of air traffic. Here, comes the role of the blockchain.
Blockchain provides a decentralizing ledger which stores data. So, drones will be able to update its information about the place in real-time through a blockchain global ledger. Now, the data is publically accessible on a blockchain network, so drones can track several drones at the same, preventing crashes. There are various other questions that emerge out of one’s mind:
- What if attackers hack a particular drone transferring illegal and counterfeit information?
- How come if hackers hijack the drones and make them do an unethical or illegal purpose?
- What if drones get prone to malware, causing them to crash?
However, using blockchain, the drone industry will be able to deal with mentioned cyber security risks without any worries. Moreover, blockchain is completely secured through cryptography.