A Privacy Preserving Internet of Things Smart Healthcare Financial System

Rajani Singh, Ashutosh Dhar Dwivedi, Gautam Srivastava*, Pushpita Chatterjee, Jerry Chun-Wei Lin

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Several emerging areas like sensor networks, the Internet of Things (IoT), and distributed networks are gaining traction where resource-constrained devices communicate by sharing privacy-preserving information. Due to heavy cryptographic components, standard cryptographic algorithms do not fit these IoT devices. In this paper, we propose an efficient zero-knowledge blockchain-based privacy-preserving decentralized healthcare finance system that is suitable for lightweight computer devices. The proposed design mainly focuses on non-interactive zero-knowledge proof, which substantially reduces the cost of communication between two devices. We explain the system framework and its use case for a healthcare financial system at a micro-level. However, it can also be extended easily to more general financial systems. Our system framework is efficient and lightweight, using more efficient zero-knowledge-based proofs; validation of the transactions is done in milliseconds. As an advancement to our work, the proposed healthcare financial system for lightweight computer devices is also auditable without leaking any extra information than required.
Original languageEnglish
JournalIEEE Internet of Things Journal
Number of pages8
Publication statusPublished - 2 Jan 2023

Bibliographical note

Epub ahead of print. Published online: 02 January 2023.


  • Blockchains
  • Privacy
  • Data privacy
  • Peer-to-peer computing
  • Organizations
  • Internet of things
  • Hospitals
  • Zero-knowledge
  • Distributed ledger
  • Blockchain
  • Healthcare privacy

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