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honeycombOS the IOTA Embedded Linux Distribution

honeycombOS is an Embedded Linux Distribution tailored for IOTA nodes, clients and Tangle related tools. It is mainly based on Poky, and it is built with tools from Yocto Project and OpenEmbedded.Each build is based on machine configurations from the OpenEmbedded BSP layer tailored for the board. This allows for better performance when compared to one-fits-all kinds of Distros such as DietPi, Armbian and Raspbian, which usually provide a single binary image for many different board versions (to ensure backwards…

Pong meets IOTA

A micropayment integration into one of the worlds famous video games - PONG Being curious on how to enable micropayments in a gaming environment, I designed this game as a small side-project. Due to the fact that i am not a professional game developer, I decided to choose PONG for my small experiment, which I created with the pygame library. Please feel free to test it out properly. How to start:First download the repository: https://github.com/MichiKuhl/PONG_IOTA Install pygame,qrcode and the pyota library.…

Getting started: the road to integration Part 1

Getting started Like many others in the data-driven innovation arena, you may have started to grasp the value of decentralization already. You know that data shouldn’t remain trapped in silos, with the custodians of these silos being the only ones responsible (and liable) for the data’s integrity and its correct use.You know that data generates more value when it is shared and when trusting its integrity does not have to depend only on one organization.You are looking to build a DLT- or blockchain-based solution.…

Milestone 4 + 5 — Keep it small, please!

Since the release of HORNET as beta about one month ago, we have received a lot of feedback. Most of all positive.We are proud that the community is so well involved in the development of HORNET. By testing, but also by fixing bugs and adding features. Special thanks go to the community members Dave for extensively testing HORNET on various operating systems and to Thoralf for fixing bugs.Thank you! This is how a community project should work!In the last month we have worked hard to improve HORNET and add new…

Untangled Episode #19: STMicroelectronics

In the nineteenth episode of Untangled, we are talking to Fabrizio Rovati, SW Platforms & Cloud Director from STMicroelectronics, also just known as ST.ST and IOTA have been partners since summer 2019 and are especially focusing their mutual efforts around the realm of Internet of Things (IoT).ST is a big, global company with close to 50,000 employees worldwide, and is Europe’s biggest semiconductor company.In the interview with Fabrizio Rovati, we discussed what ST does and how they are working with IOTA to…

Coodicide is coming

A new academic paper describing the functional principles of the new version of the IOTA network has been released in recent days. You can find it here.Those who read my writing knows that I’m a fan of technology, crypto currency in general and especially IOTA. Now I could go on describing the innovative ideas that the new WP of IOTA contains, enumerating the various components that ensure the distribution of consensus even in the absence of economic incentive. I could, but I don’t, because the document would deserve…

Trinity Desktop 1.3.0 RC2 Trinity Mobile 1.2.3 Release

Trinity Desktop 1.3.0 RC2 We have just released Trinity Desktop 1.3.0 RC2. This is the second release candidate for Spent Address Recovery. Download it here: https://github.com/iotaledger/trinity-wallet/releases/tag/desktop-1.3.0-RC2 Please note: This is a release candidate build and should only be used with test seeds with small amounts of tokens. It will install a separate version of Trinity and not overwrite your main application. If you installed 1.3.0 RC1, simply install 1.3.0 RC2 and reinstall Trinity Desktop 1.2.1.…

Welcome Sebastian Müller to the IOTA Foundation

Sebastian Müller is joining the IOTA Research team as an independent researcher. In this role, he will study the impact of randomness in various parts of the IOTA protocol. At the moment he is a professor at the department of mathematics, Aix-Marseille Université, France. The main focus of his research lies in the field of stochastic processes and their applications.Sebastian Müller obtained his PhD in mathematics with “summa cum laude” from the University of Münster in 2007 and obtained his Habilitation in Mathematics…

IOTA Releases Updated Coordicide Whitepaper

Today we are releasing the updated version of our Coordicide Whitepaper. We are pleased to share this update with everyone, not only so you can remain abreast of our latest developments, but also so you can offer your thoughts and feedback.Work on this Whitepaper began nearly one year ago, around the time of our Barcelona Research Summit. The first compiled version of the Whitepaper was released in May 2019, at the launch of the Coordicide website.In this updated version, while the core components remain unchanged,…

Do It analog! Do It secure!

When creating wallets for cryptocurrencies, you get passwords, also called passphrase or seed. These passwords are essential for managing cryptocurrencies. The Easy Passphrase Saver and the Easy Seed Saver offer the option of securely anchoring a passphrase or a seed in a stainless-steel plate, protected from environmental influences.From the beginning: Usually, after creating a passphrase or a seed, you get a printed sheet of paper with the information you need to access your cryptocurrency wallet. It is important to…

AlphaNexT: the first self-auditing autonomous trading system

This is the first episode in a series of Blog Posts about a suite of Technologies developed as a foundation layer for the new era of Decentralized Financial services. Today I will introduce the first ever self-auditing Autonomous Trading System: AlphaNexT. Introduction AlphaNext is a quantitative Autonomous Trading System (“ATS”). It uses statistical methods to analyze the Bitcoin markets and make measured trades with controlled risk. Its performance is publicly auditable in real-time here.A new protocol named…

Dev Status Update — January, 2020

Published by the IOTA dev team every month, this update will provide you with news and updates about our key projects! Please click here if you want to see the last status update.The whole engineering team is back after the Holidays break and we’re going full steam ahead towards implementing upgrades that will be visible both pre and post-Coordicide. You can see all the upcoming improvements on our roadmap. We will be using these monthly updates to summarize any changes to the roadmap, any additions, delays or updates.…

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