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IOTA Research Status Update July 2020

This month, we were honored to release Pollen, the first testnet version of IOTA 2.0 to include Fast Probabilistic Consensus, the consensus mechanism for the post-Coordicide IOTA. Work continues on the finalization and further integration of our research specifications into future updates, with a major milestone this month being the finalized version of two types of mana implementations.Below are the updates from several of our research groups.GoShimmer Implementation. Last week, we released Pollen, our first fully…

AION: Update

Last few months I have been very busy with bringing AION to the next level, the level on which it can actually be used and becomes a product. So far the progress is steady but still away from fully finished. As always with new projects is that during the development you come across some issues that require you to rethink parts of your solution. (That this happened was anticipated!) For AION this was rethinking the importance of timewarps. As discussed in a previous article is that timewarps are a little bit more…

Integrating physical devices with IOTA — The Reverse Vending Machine

Integrating physical devices with IOTA — The Reverse Vending MachineThe 17th part in a series of beginner tutorials on integrating physical devices with the IOTA protocol.IntroductionThis is the 17th part in a series of beginner tutorials where we explore integrating physical devices with the IOTA protocol. In this tutorial we will be creating the basic functions of an IOTA powered reverse vending machine using a Raspberry PI, a touch display, a camera, and a bar-code scanner.Note! The touch display and/or bar-code…

IOTA and the Department of Informatics at UiO, Norway’s largest university, cooperate on Research…

IOTA and the Department of Informatics at UiO, Norway’s largest university, join forces to research Digital Trust and the TangleThe IOTA Tangle is a new open-source Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT) protocol designed to serve as the backbone for the Internet-of-Things and the new data economy. As the technology matures towards production-readiness, the IOTA Foundation, the main engine behind the development of the Tangle, is scaling its cooperation with research institutes and academia. This ensures critical access to…

Introducing Pollen: the First Decentralized Testnet for IOTA 2.0

After years of intensive research, rigorous testing, and tireless efforts by our engineers, we are proud to finally be able to invite everyone to participate in this momentous milestone for the IOTA project. Pollen marks the beginning of the world’s first truly decentralized, scalable, and fee-less Distributed Ledger, which has been IOTA’s promise since day one. Pollen is the first phase in IOTA’s three-part release strategy that will culminate in our coordinator-less, production-ready network: IOTA 2.0. Pollen is a…

Introducing the IEN Full Nodes Set-up Squad (FNSS)

We set-up a Full Node for you in less than 15 minutes!Running an IOTA Full Node contributes to the correct functioning of the IOTA Network and provides us with an entry point to the Tangle that could be used to process our value/data transactions or interact with the Tangle while you develop solutions based on this novel technology.Contrary to what many people believe, to set-up an IOTA Full Node on a Virtual Private Server (VPS) is very cheap and easy to do. However, there might be many cases in which you would like…

IOTA 2.0: Introducing Pollen, Nectar and Honey

Up until now, we’ve had a lot of names and terms floating around for the eventual removal of the coordinator node:Alphanet, the name of the first prototype of our decentralized testnet.Goshimmer, the group of technologies that are being developed to remove the coordinator.Coordicide, the name of the event for when we remove the coordinatorOver the last few months, we’ve simplified our naming conventions of IOTA 1.5 (Chrysalis, the intermediate stage of the mainnet before Coordicide) and IOTA 2.0 (Coordicide, the…

Toward a Green Future

In recent years, countries have begun talking about becoming more environmentally friendly.Brazil’s Green Initiative held its first meeting barely one year ago, discussing how to best push institutional financing toward funding green projects.The EU put together a group called European Green Capital that has published a guide to making the EU sustainable by 2030, a “circular economy” action plan, and even things like roadmaps toward a European Green Deal.China has used international forums to state its intention…

Verifiable Delay Functions

Part of the IOTA Foundation research team that’s based in Berlin submitted a paper to arxiv this month. The topic is verifiable delay functions and their potential role in denial of service attacks in IoT environments.Before we begin, let’s briefly meet the three authors. Vidal Attias has a mathematics and computer science background which helps inform his investigations of verifiable delay functions (VDF) for IOTA since 2019. Luigi Vigneri is a senior research scientist at IF leading the network team. Vassil Dimitrov…

Building Trust in the Modern Age

Trust between two parties in an interaction has always been pivotal in every exchange. Whether it was hunter gatherers exchanging berries for venison, or it was Joseph Bonaparte and Marquess Cornwallis signing the Treaty of Amiens to end the French Revolutionary Wars, each person has to trust the other to keep their word if the transaction is going to happen.The crypto revolution brought a new notion of trust to the fore. Cryptocurrencies aspired to recreate the environment of trust by putting the burden of trust not on…

The Sands of Time: Part I

This is part I in a series of pieces attempting to dig up chunks of history and relate those chunks to the present IOTA experience. Expect the first few parts of the series to lay fairly rigorous groundwork in order to enable proper payoff of later pieces in the series.As they say, you must study history to know the future. Or whatever it is they say. There are any number of “study history because of xyz” quotes to choose from, but Seth Godin might be one of the few who have gotten straight to the core of the present…

A Cauldron of Colors

The upcoming Chrysalis implementation of IOTA will enable numerous technical improvements. Cleaner code libraries leading to easier developer contributions, faster and more accurate transaction finality leading to “production readiness”, reusable addresses for human ease-of-use, and much more. We’ve covered all of the details of Chrysalis in a previous article.These glitzy new features … “White Flag Approach” … “Atomic Transactions” … are highly anticipated in IOTA 1.5. However, in keeping with the core ethos of IOTA,…

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