Blockchain Empowered Edge Computing

Edge computing is a novel paradigm designed to improve the quality of service for latency sensitive cloud applications. However, the state-of-the-art edge services are designed for specific applications, which are isolated from each other. To better improve the utilization level of edge nodes, public resource sharing among edges from distinct service providers should be encouraged economically.

In this project, we employ the payment channel techniques to design and implement EdgeToll, a blockchain-based toll collection system for heterogeneous public edge sharing. Test-bed has been developed to validate the proposal and preliminary experiments have been conducted to demonstrate the time and cost efficiency of the system.


  • Bowen Xiao
  • Chenyu Ran


  • Bowen Xiao, Xiaoyi Fan, Sheng Gao and Wei Cai*, EdgeToll: A Blockchain-based Toll Collection System for Public Sharing of Heterogeneous Edges, In 2019 IEEE Conference on Computer Communications Workshops (INFOCOM 2019 WKSHPS), Paris, France, April 29-May 2, 2019. [bibtex]