Frames on the Tangle
The full article was originally published by Daniel Tapa on Medium. Read the full article here.
The Internet of Things revolution will benefit from a wide range of sensors that goes beyond our limited senses, but certainly cameras won’t be left behind. Smart Cities will be filled with visual data and our algorithms will keep seeing better.
Distributed Ledger Technologies (DLT’s) will play a major role there, but it’s known that these technologies are not well suited for storing or transferring large files, such as high-definition images and videos. Applications in this context usually handle the payload in upper layers or implement a hybrid solution, like IPFS.
But where do we draw the line?
How small can a picture get so it can efficiently flow through a distributed network, and still be useful for us and our machines to extract valuable information from?
This Proof-of-Concept has two main goals:
- explore the idea of transferring frames directly in IOTA’s core protocol, the Tangle.
- come up with a simple mobile app for (enthusiastic) users to interact with the Tangle and easily visualize how data gets in and out.