A new development board has been created by a small development team based in Cairo called Elk. Specifically created to aid the process of building decentralised Internet of Things projects, that can protect your privacy, accept payments and “interact with smart contracts”. Check out the demonstration video below to learn more about the Elk development board which is launched via Kickstarter this week and is now available to back with earlybird pledges available from $69.
The creators of Elk explain more about the inspiration behind the development board and its features “Elk is a development board for the blockchain and the decentralised web. It combines the simplicity of Arduino along with native support for decentralised networks. With only a few lines of code you can build IoT that interfaces with Ethereum, IPFS, Whisper, and more! Elk includes a powerful processor to connect directly to decentralised networks with no intermediaries. It is plug-and-play just like an Arduino, includes an Arduino compatible SDK, and a mobile app that allows you to communicate with your hardware privately through decentralised technologies.”