Reno, Nevada-based blockchain startup Filament has made a mission out of making blockchain easier and more accessible to embedded developers. Now the company has released a blockchain development kit aimed at letting embedded and Internet of Things (IoT) engineers build and test blockchain-based solutions for edge devices and systems without the need for high-level technical training or an extensive background in blockchain.
Filament’s Blocklet Foundation Kit allows developers to implement tools, applications, and scripts into a USB device that can then be inserted into an existing hardware device.
The kit comes with a preloaded tablet computer, an IoT device for testing, a USB enclave, and a prewired IoT breadboard with a Blocklet UART module and ESP32 Wi-Fi/Bluetooth microcontroller. Coupled with Ethereum support and a software development kit (SDK), the idea is to give embedded engineers a fully functional environment for testing blockchain functionality.