Visible to the public Blockchain Based Secure Package Delivery via Ridesharing

TitleBlockchain Based Secure Package Delivery via Ridesharing
Publication TypeConference Paper
Year of Publication2019
AuthorsZhang, Xuefei, Liu, Junjie, Li, Yijing, Cui, Qimei, Tao, Xiaofeng, Liu, Ren Ping
Conference Name2019 11th International Conference on Wireless Communications and Signal Processing (WCSP)
Date Publishedoct
ISBN Number978-1-7281-3555-7
Keywordsblockchain, Blockchain based, blockchain efficiency, blockchain secured ridesharing delivery system, central controller, contracts, cryptography, data privacy, delays, delivery service, electronic money, Fault tolerance, fault tolerant computing, hash-oriented practical byzantine fault tolerance based consensus algorithm, Human Behavior, human factors, Metrics, package delivery, PBFT, Peer-to-peer computing, possible data leakage, promising service, pubcrawl, Ridesharing, ridesharing systems, Scalability, security, Servers, Tamper resistance, tamper-resistance property, telecommunication security, time 15.0 s to 10.0 min, Transportation, vehicle occupancy, Vehicles

Delivery service via ridesharing is a promising service to share travel costs and improve vehicle occupancy. Existing ridesharing systems require participating vehicles to periodically report individual private information (e.g., identity and location) to a central controller, which is a potential central point of failure, resulting in possible data leakage or tampering in case of controller break down or under attack. In this paper, we propose a Blockchain secured ridesharing delivery system, where the immutability and distributed architecture of the Blockchain can effectively prevent data tampering. However, such tamper-resistance property comes at the cost of a long confirmation delay caused by the consensus process. A Hash-oriented Practical Byzantine Fault Tolerance (PBFT) based consensus algorithm is proposed to improve the Blockchain efficiency and reduce the transaction confirmation delay from 10 minutes to 15 seconds. The Hash-oriented PBFT effectively avoids the double-spending attack and Sybil attack. Security analysis and simulation results demonstrate that the proposed Blockchain secured ridesharing delivery system offers strong security guarantees and satisfies the quality of delivery service in terms of confirmation delay and transaction throughput.

Citation Keyzhang_blockchain_2019