Chrysalis – Security During Token Migration

Chrysalis – Security During Token Migration

17:05 - 08/04/2021

iota.org

The next phase of IOTA’s development includes a token migration from the old network to the new Chrysalis network with the help of the Firefly wallet (read about and try out the beta version here). This article provides a brief guide on how to safely maneuver through Cryptoland and

Cryptocurrency Sustainability: The Path Forward

14:00 - 08/04/2021

Ripple.com

Addressing sustainability in fintech and crypto is more important than ever. As cryptocurrency becomes increasingly mainstream — with more financial institutions, companies like PayPal, Visa and Tesla and individual investors racing to leverage this technology — energy consumption has accelerated to already unsustainable levels.  The industry has a choice to make: Will we continue down … Continued

IOTA Research Status Update
April 2021

IOTA Research Status Update April 2021

13:58 - 08/04/2021

iota.org

This month has been quite busy for us, as we enter the home stretch on our way to delivering Nectar, the first feature-complete implementation of our fully decentralized, Coordinator-free network, due in a few weeks! Our groups have all been making excellent progress in turning our research results into usable

Welcome Eicke Schütze to the IOTA Foundation

Welcome Eicke Schütze to the IOTA Foundation

09:00 - 08/04/2021

iota.org

Eicke joins the Market Adoption team as Partner Manager. In this role he will focus on driving new corporate partnership opportunities.

Eicke lives in Germany and has been in the technology sector for over twenty years. He has worked as a developer, project manager, sales manager and senior business developer

Enabling document authenticity through DLT – a project by CGI and NORDAKADEMIE

Enabling document authenticity through DLT – a project by CGI and NORDAKADEMIE

12:14 - 07/04/2021

iota.org

We are driven by ambition to deliver the best distributed ledger technology available to market. This cannot go without academic recognition. A recognition that combines both validation and endorsement of our research efforts, core technology development and adoption in more applied research contexts, developing solutions for tomorrow’s challenges.

For

Research Grant Report — Cellular Automata Consensus: Convergence and Modifications

Research Grant Report — Cellular Automata Consensus: Convergence and Modifications

16:03 - 06/04/2021

iota.org

As you might recall, in November of last year we announced a grant for studying Cellular Automata and Autopeering Optimization. That work has now been completed by our outstanding grantees, and this post contains a summary of the research and its conclusions.

Although the outcome was not positive for Cellular

IOTA Newsletter #31 – Chrysalis Network Migration, Firefly, Pollen v0.5.5 & more.

IOTA Newsletter #31 – Chrysalis Network Migration, Firefly, Pollen v0.5.5 & more.

14:37 - 05/04/2021

iota.org

Chrysalis Network Migration - Release Date

We are happy to announce the official start date of the Chrysalis network migration - Wednesday, April 21st 2021. The migration period that will allow users, exchanges and custodians to prepare their token migrations ahead of the network upgrade will begin 7 days prior

IOTA Standardization Update April 2021

IOTA Standardization Update April 2021

10:39 - 02/04/2021

iota.org

Why do we have standards? One of the best arguments I have seen recently for standards was a tweet last week from our own Hans Moog. Hans tweeted:

"Ideally you reach resilience against bugs in the node software by having multiple different implementations by multiple teams so if one is

Finalized no. 25

07:00 - 02/04/2021

Ethereum.org

the Ethereum consensus-layer - tl;dr Rayonism☀️, hacking the Merge together blst security advisory Reminder! Beacon Chain security+testing RfP Rayonism☀️, hacking the Merge together This week, protolambda and others released plans for Rayonism, an ambituous month-long hack to create Merge devnets based on current specs with a stretch goal of adding sharding to these devnets...
Pollen Testnet v0.5.5 Release Notes

Pollen Testnet v0.5.5 Release Notes

15:44 - 01/04/2021

iota.org

We are happy to release a new version of our Pollen testnet v0.5.5. After introducing Mana in our testnet a couple of weeks ago, we are thrilled to start using it with two of the Coordicide modules: consensus (FPC) and autopeering. As you probably can imagine, this is

Grantee Roundup: March 2021

07:00 - 01/04/2021

Ethereum.org

It’s always fun to hear about new grants as they’re awarded, but what happens after the announcement? In this series, we’ll check in on projects that are well underway - or already at the finish line. Read on to learn about some recent milestones and achievements by grantees! Baseline The...

Mercury to Boost Remittance Time and Money Savings to South Africa Using ODL

23:37 - 30/03/2021

Ripple.com

The shortest air mile distance between Johannesburg and London is 5,635 miles.  Historically, moving money between banks or money service providers in those two cities takes days to cover that distance. That literally means it would still be faster to put money on an airplane and physically fly it between the two cities.  International payments … Continued

Ripple Acquires 40% Stake in Asia’s Leading Cross-Border Payments Specialist, Tranglo

Ripple Acquires 40% Stake in Asia’s Leading Cross-Border Payments Specialist, Tranglo

03:00 - 30/03/2021

Ripple.com

Ripple has agreed to acquire 40% of Asia’s leading cross-border payments specialist Tranglo. This partnership enables Ripple to meet growing customer demand in the region and expand the reach of RippleNet’s On-Demand Liquidity (ODL) service — which uses the digital asset XRP to instantly send money and reduce working capital needs.  As a pioneer for … Continued

IOTA Token Liquidity Now Available On Binance Smart Chain

IOTA Token Liquidity Now Available On Binance Smart Chain

07:38 - 29/03/2021

iota.org

In our continuing effort to build bridges between complementary blockchains, we are excited to share that wrapped IOTA is now available on Binance Smart Chain! Now, with wrapped IOTA on Binance Smart Chain, IOTA holders can use the IOTA Token to participate in DeFi applications on the Binance network. We

Finalized no. 24

07:00 - 24/03/2021

Ethereum.org

the Ethereum consensus-layer - tl;dr Altair prereleases: Stargazer and Half of ‘em just look like dots Security RfP Merge progress Altair pre-release is out Over the past week, beacon chain Altair pre-release specs – Stargazer v1.1.0-alpha.1 and Half of ‘em just look like dots v1.1.0-alpha.2 – were released. These represent the first feature complete...
Cartesi and the IOTA Foundation Partner to Accelerate Smart Contract Adoption for IoT

Cartesi and the IOTA Foundation Partner to Accelerate Smart Contract Adoption for IoT

16:36 - 23/03/2021

iota.org

With IOTA Oracles, IOTA Smart Contracts and Cartesi’s Linux based virtual machine, the two groups will bring non-blockchain based use cases and businesses into the world of decentralized finance (DeFi), Gaming, NFTs, and industrial IoT.

We are excited to announce our formal partnership with Cartesi, an organization committed to

Supporting Ethereum’s Client Ecosystem

Supporting Ethereum’s Client Ecosystem

07:00 - 23/03/2021

Ethereum.org

Application & consensus layer funding updates - With the arrival of the beacon chain in 2020, Ethereum today supports two types of clients: those focusing on the application-layer (often referred to as eth1) and those powering the proof-of-stake consensus layer (aka eth2). As those running validators are well aware (since they run both client types), each serves...
Firefly Beta Release

Firefly Beta Release

17:36 - 22/03/2021

iota.org

We are proud to release the first public beta version of Firefly, our new wallet for Chrysalis. This marks an important milestone in the lead up to Chrysalis - the biggest network upgrade in the IOTA Foundation’s history - and gives the community a first taste of what the

Allocation Update: Q4 2020

07:00 - 22/03/2021

Ethereum.org

2021 is just getting started, but it’s already been quite an eventful year! We’ve got the list of Q4 funded projects below, but we also want to share some updates from the ESP team. We’re always looking for more ways to support the ecosystem as it grows and evolves, so...
IOTA Stronghold: Beta Release

IOTA Stronghold: Beta Release

15:00 - 19/03/2021

iota.org


Stronghold is an open-source software library that was originally built to protect IOTA Seeds, but can be used to protect any digital secret. It is a secure database for working with cryptography, which ensures that secrets (like private keys) are never revealed. It provides its own peer-to-peer communication layer, so

Explaining the IOTA Congestion Control Algorithm

Explaining the IOTA Congestion Control Algorithm

12:56 - 19/03/2021

iota.org

This article explains in some technical detail the IOTA Congestion Control Algorithm (ICCA) used in the IOTA 2.0 protocol (Coordicide). We wanted to offer this overview to clarify the relationship between access and mana that was raised in our previous post about mana.  Furthermore, we are aware that many

Announcing Brooks Entwistle: Scaling Ripple’s Momentum in SE Asia

Announcing Brooks Entwistle: Scaling Ripple’s Momentum in SE Asia

00:45 - 19/03/2021

Ripple.com

Ripple is thrilled to welcome Brooks Entwistle as Managing Director of Southeast Asia to lead and scale the company’s operations in our fastest growing region.  Brooks joins at an exciting time for RippleNet, which now includes Singapore-based remittance company BKK Forex, adding to Ripple’s fast growing customer base in the region like—Siam Commercial Bank, iRemit, … Continued

The Chrysalis Attack-a-thon

The Chrysalis Attack-a-thon

13:57 - 18/03/2021

iota.org

The IOTA Foundation members and the IOTA ecosystem are eager to see Chrysalis on the mainnet. Now after months of development, testing and auditing by external companies we are confident to be ready for the transition to Chrysalis.

Right before that we are inviting the IOTA community members to the

Explaining Mana in IOTA – Part 2

Explaining Mana in IOTA – Part 2

17:27 - 17/03/2021

iota.org

Last week, we released a new version of our Pollen testnet which contains mana. With this release, we demonstrated the maturity and the efficiency of our mana solution.  Soon, mana will be implemented into many modules, an important step in the road to Nectar, our upcoming and first fully functioning

Chrysalis Network Migration – Release Date

Chrysalis Network Migration – Release Date

15:01 - 17/03/2021

iota.org

Over the last year we have been working to transition the IOTA protocol towards production readiness, taking the real-world needs and requests of our ecosystem into account. We have successfully removed some of the exotic aspects of the IOTA protocol and replaced them with industry standards. The first phase of

Finalized no. 23

08:00 - 11/03/2021

Ethereum.org

the Ethereum consensus-layer - tl;dr Finalized: rebranding the blog Upgrade your nodes! Finalized, rebranding the blog If you’ve read my recent writings or listened to me speak about Ethereum and this grand upgrade that’s in the works, you’ve perhaps noticed that I’m not only shying away from discussing “phases” (instead, referring to a series...