Bringing diversity to the tech industry – IOTA’s diversity initiative

Bringing diversity to the tech industry – IOTA’s diversity initiative

12:57 - 08/03/2021

iota.org

We, at the IOTA Foundation, are constantly working to make our workplace, our technology solutions, and our community more inclusive. Our values and our goals to sustainability and inclusivity unite us, striving in an effort to help create a better world, which includes constantly improving our own organisation.

Today, we're

Ethereum Berlin Upgrade Announcement

Ethereum Berlin Upgrade Announcement

08:00 - 08/03/2021

Ethereum.org

TL;DR Berlin is ready to be deployed! We’re moving fast: the first testnet to upgrade, Ropsten, is scheduled to upgrade on March 10th. Mainnet is scheduled for April 14th. If you are running an Ethereum node, you should upgrade it to a Berlin-compatible version ASAP for testnets and before April...
Welcome Siddhant Ghongadi to the IOTA Foundation

Welcome Siddhant Ghongadi to the IOTA Foundation

10:42 - 05/03/2021

iota.org

Siddhant Ghongadi joins the Market Adoption team as Project Manager. In this role he will focus on assisting partners in their journey of applying DLT to their business model.

Siddhant lives in Heidelberg, BW Germany and has been in the management and technology sector for over three years. He has

IOTA Research Status Update
March 2021

IOTA Research Status Update March 2021

16:57 - 04/03/2021

iota.org

This month, we've seen new releases of our Pollen Testnet, as well as continued progress on verification of our core protocol as we ramp up for the release of Nectar.

With the “Nectar” stage of our Coordicide implementation ahead of us, our team is currently wrapping up the last few

IOTA Smart Contracts Protocol Alpha Release

IOTA Smart Contracts Protocol Alpha Release

12:56 - 04/03/2021

iota.org

The release of the IOTA Smart Contracts Protocol (ISCP) Alpha marks a significant milestone in the development of the ISCP. The scale and nature of improvements over the previous “pre-alpha” version are significant and we now feel confident with the current state to release the “Alpha version”.

The fundamental and

Local Grants Honduras & Colombia Roundup [ENG/ESP]

08:00 - 04/03/2021

Ethereum.org

Ethereum is very much a global community, but within that larger ecosystem lives a vast and vibrant web of local, grassroots communities. These local community nodes are a Schelling point for thousands of Ethereans, often organized around a shared geography, language, or on-the-ground meetup. They’re also a gateway for onboarding...
The new IOTA Client Libraries: Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger

The new IOTA Client Libraries: Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger

16:49 - 03/03/2021

iota.org

Over the years a lot of developers in our ecosystem have been using our client libraries to integrate IOTA into their applications. Available in many different programming languages, both officially supported and community driven projects made it possible to utilize the IOTA tangle in many projects: From IoT devices using

Geth v1.10.0

Geth v1.10.0

08:00 - 03/03/2021

Ethereum.org

Oh wow, it’s been a while… over 1.5 years since we’ve released Geth v1.9.0. We did do 26 point releases in that time frame (about one per three weeks), but pushing out a major release is always a bit more special. The adrenaline rush of shipping new features, coupled with...
Welcome Piotr Macek to the IOTA Foundation

Welcome Piotr Macek to the IOTA Foundation

10:49 - 02/03/2021

iota.org

Piotr Macek joins the IOTA research team as research engineer. In this role Piotr will focus on contributing to the GoShimmer project and related research.

Piotr lives in Wrocław, Poland and has a master's degree in data science from Wroclaw University of Science and Technology. He has 6 years of

IOTA and Horizen Partner to Expand IOTA Oracles To New Blockchains

IOTA and Horizen Partner to Expand IOTA Oracles To New Blockchains

14:59 - 01/03/2021

iota.org

Creating opportunities for interoperability between distributed networks has always been a key goal for the IOTA Foundation. Up until now, we have focused much of our attention on building the protocol and defining the specifications for Chrysalis and Coordicide (IOTA 2.0). Due to our new architecture, we can now

Grantee Roundup: February 2021

08:00 - 01/03/2021

Ethereum.org

This month, we’ve got the latest on from two groups doing great work to grow the Ethereum ecosystem! Couger for education and community building in Japan Specializing in AI, Couger might seem like an unlikely champion of Ethereum education! However, Couger has not only explored the intersection of Ethereum and...
Pollen Testnet v0.4.0 Release Notes

Pollen Testnet v0.4.0 Release Notes

14:03 - 26/02/2021

iota.org

We are releasing a new version of our Pollen testnet v0.4.0. With this version, we removed the value Tangle, introduced the approval switch, Markers and so much more. The full list of changes include:

  • Remove the value Tangle
  • Add approval switch
  • Add Markers integration
  • Add new message booker
Welcome Daria Dziubałtowska to the IOTA Foundation

Welcome Daria Dziubałtowska to the IOTA Foundation

14:00 - 25/02/2021

iota.org

Daria Dziubałtowska joins the IOTA research team as a research engineer. In this role Daria will focus on GoShimmer and the testnet implementation.

Daria lives in Wroclaw, Poland. She holds a degree in Applied Mathematics from Wrocław University of Science and Technology. She engaged with IOTA on the Coordicide Grant

Welcome William Sanders to the IOTA Executive Team

Welcome William Sanders to the IOTA Executive Team

10:47 - 23/02/2021

iota.org

We are delighted to welcome William Sanders as Director of Research for the IOTA Foundation. William, who often goes by Billy, joined IOTA in November 2018 as a research scientist. Since he joined, he has been instrumental in developing our Coordicide solution, and he has also been involved with virtually

The IOTA Data Marketplace: a technical introduction

The IOTA Data Marketplace: a technical introduction

15:05 - 19/02/2021

iota.org

Part 4: Cloud Backend Configuration

https://data.iota.org

In the previous article in this series, we talked about publishing sensor data. Today we will learn how to setup and configure a cloud backend to store settings and encryption keys, and also to manage login and purchase information.

To run

The IOTA Data Marketplace: a technical introduction

The IOTA Data Marketplace: a technical introduction

14:43 - 19/02/2021

iota.org

Part 2: Sensor Onboarding

https://data.iota.org

This is the first in a series of technical level posts, aimed at those who want to understand more about how Data Marketplace works under the hood. In this article I introduce the Sensor Onboarding, explain how to configure it properly, and

Welcome Karolis Petrauskas to the IOTA Foundation

Welcome Karolis Petrauskas to the IOTA Foundation

11:11 - 19/02/2021

iota.org

Karolis Petrauskas joins the IOTA engineering team as a senior software engineer, within the smart contracts team. In this role Karolis will focus on the consensus and other distributed algorithms for the IOTA smart contracts protocol.

Karolis Petrauskas lives in Vilnius, Lithuania and has been in the technology sector for

Tokenization on the Tangle with IOTA Digital Assets

Tokenization on the Tangle with IOTA Digital Assets

15:41 - 18/02/2021

iota.org

The IOTA team has made significant progress in the past few weeks to get Chrysalis onto the mainnet in March. The biggest network upgrade in our history is not only a march towards production-readiness, but also an enabler of exciting new use-cases, partners, and products that have not been possible

Welcome Antoni Dikov to the IOTA Foundation

Welcome Antoni Dikov to the IOTA Foundation

12:10 - 17/02/2021

iota.org

Antoni Dikov joins the IOTA Engineering team as a Rust Software Engineer. In this role Antoni will focus on building up our client libraries. Antoni Dikov lives in Sofia, Bulgaria and has been in the technology sector for over seven years. He has worked in different industries starting his early

What you need to know about the upcoming Chrysalis migration

What you need to know about the upcoming Chrysalis migration

13:32 - 16/02/2021

iota.org

Recently, we shared more information on Chrysalis, the largest upgrade in the IOTA network’s history. This post will provide you with additional information surrounding the upgrade process.

With Chrysalis we make a clear cut from the current IOTA protocol, and start anew with a much better, and more mature

Dev Status Update – February, 2021

Dev Status Update – February, 2021

10:57 - 12/02/2021

iota.org

Published by the IOTA dev team every month, this update will provide you with news and updates about our key projects!
Together IOTA and Dell Technologies Demonstrate Project Alvarium

Together IOTA and Dell Technologies Demonstrate Project Alvarium

14:00 - 11/02/2021

iota.org

Project Alvarium creates the first Data Confidence Fabric capable of measuring data trust.

(BERLIN, GERMANY -- February 9, 2021) IOTA Foundation, a non-profit focused on distributed ledger technology and the machine economy, and Dell Technologies introduce a world-first demonstration that measures the trustworthiness of data. Modern industries often rely on

eth2 quick update no. 22

eth2 quick update no. 22

08:00 - 11/02/2021

Ethereum.org

tl;dr Successful R&D workshop on future beacon chain upgrades Staking community grants announced Quick plug for my State of Eth2, Jan 2021 post Eth2 Workshop: Eth1+Eth2 Merge and Sharding Last week, the EF eth2 research team hosted an online workshop focused on the two major upgrades slated for the beacon...
Welcome Alexander Coats to the IOTA Foundation

Welcome Alexander Coats to the IOTA Foundation

16:29 - 10/02/2021

iota.org

Alex is joining IOTA as Software Engineer of the Chronicle team. In this role, Alex will bring a new perspective to the team as a hobbyist Rust developer and enthusiast.

Alex lives in Charlotte, North Carolina, USA and has been a full stack developer for five years. Since discovering Rust,

Welcome Sebastian Heußer to the IOTA Foundation

Welcome Sebastian Heußer to the IOTA Foundation

17:23 - 09/02/2021

iota.org

Sebastian is joining the IOTA Foundation as a Technical Writer. In his role, he will focus on the developer documentation portal.

Sebastian lives in the south of Germany. He worked as a Software Developer in the past. With his skill set, he has supported several community projects in the IOTA

Staking community grantee announcement

08:00 - 09/02/2021

Ethereum.org

We’re excited to announce the grantees selected for the recent staking community grants round. This grants round invited proposals that make the Ethereum staking experience easier, safer, and more secure. We were thrilled to see all of the great work proposed by these teams, and we’re looking forward to continuing...
Introducing IOTA Oracles

Introducing IOTA Oracles

20:53 - 08/02/2021

iota.org

Oracles are an exciting frontier in the world of distributed ledger technology. They are designed to securely bridge between the digital and the physical world in a decentralized, permissionless way. As IOTA expands, it’s important that the proper tooling is available to support organizations and engineers looking to bring

SEC Update — Preliminary Ripple Response

SEC Update — Preliminary Ripple Response

17:09 - 29/01/2021

Ripple.com

Here’s the note I sent to Ripple employees today regarding Ripple’s preliminary legal response to the SEC’s complaint. Hi Ripple team, Since the SEC filed its complaint at the end of December, its side of the story has been the only one shared publicly. Our initial response was finally filed today. The “Answer” is a … Continued