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The launch of the first IOTA mainnet in June 2016 was the start of our journey to revolutionize Blockchain. Being a pioneer in a nascent, fast-paced industry means that you get some things right, while others have to be discarded. "Fail fast, fail early and
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”.
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
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
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
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.
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
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
We are happy to announce that the IOTA token will soon be available on Curv’s industrial grade digital asset custody platform! With IOTA’s upcoming Chrysalis network upgrade, Curv will be the first multi-party computation (MPC) custody solution to incorporate IOTA.
With our integration with Curv, any application leveraging
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
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
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
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
What is the IOTA?
If the Aether is turned towards smart contracts, the IOTA (or MIOTA) is linked to connected objects, to the Internet of Things, which some people call “fourth”. industrial Revolution”.
Created in 2015 by David Sonstebo, Sergey Ivancheglo, Dominik Schiener and Dr. Serguei Popov. IOTA is based on a technology that allows free and instant transactions between machines in the Internet of Things environment.
Unlike Bitcoin and most cryptocurrency, IOTA units already exist (2.779.530.283 in total), and the motto is not based on the mining system (creation of units via computers, note).
IOTA also differs from other cryptocurrencies in that it does not rely on the blockchain technology mentioned above. It is based on Tangle technology, fully decentralized, which allows transactions at no cost, secure, and instant.
The applications are numerous. The IOTA allowing micro-transactions since there are no fees, many companies, including small businesses, merchants could be interested. The Tangle technology on which the IOTA is based can also be used to transfer data, can be applied to set up electronic votes, or even serve as a basis for encrypted e-mail.
IOTA could also be set up in the area of the shared economy. We can imagine Paris Vélib ‘working with this technology, but all kinds of connected objects could be shared.
The IOTA has experienced a recent craze its course passing in less than a week of a few cents to more than 3 dollars per unit. This interest is explained by the announcement of a partnership with major companies such as Microsoft, Samsung, Cisco or Volkswagen.