IOTA — to da moon
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Who does not know the slogan of the Bitcoin community: “to da moon”. At that time the slogan descriped the overwhelming Bitcoin price explosion. Now, a few years later, the slogan “to da moon” gets a whole new meaning. It’s about real space travel, a lunar project and the importance of Blockchain and Tangle (IOTA) in this context.
Let’s start with Spacebit and their current projects. Spacebit is a group of like-minded space blockchain pioneers, led by a team of consultants, astronauts, entrepreneurs, engineers and rocket scientists, driven to democratise access to space by tokenising commercial space missions around the Earth, the Moon and beyond. Spacebit is changing the future of space exploration by driving forward publicly directed space missions and new economic models around space communication, allowing private and public enterprises to shape the future of humanity in our universe and the new space economy.
In partnership with Goonhilly Earth Station, Spacebit is building a new ecosystem for ground based elements in space missions, including radio communications, ground networks and eventually components of mission control. Spacebit will be utilising Goonhilly’s existing network of over 60 dishes to run the pilot projects.
Spacebit is looking to explore IOTA architecture, ensuring interoperability with EOS (Earth Observing System) , which will include some of the first Qubic protocol layer applications over the Tangle. The architecture of IOTA will be used for specific space related applications such as an IoT network of multiple space vehicles using Qubic for AI and outsourced heavy computing.
Here is a short insert what combined computing means:
For any computational device, there will always be tasks too resource intensive for the device to compute, or tasks that require data beyond what is locally available. This is especially true for the devices that comprise the Internet of Things (IoT). These devices are typically limited by lack of memory, processing power, energy availability, or all of the above. What if such low power devices could simply outsource intensive computations to an external, more capable machine?
Qubic enables exactly such outsourced computations, and allows secure, permissionless participation for consumers and producers alike. The protocol allows anyone to create or request to run a computational task on one or more external devices, which in turn transmit the results back to the requester. Similarly, anyone can find tasks and participate in processing them.
As with oracle machines, this processing takes place in a decentralized and secure way, with the Qubic protocol ensuring that the results can be trusted to a high degree of certainty.