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For beginners: Upload Audio Files onto the IOTA Tangle

Purpose of this program: to upload and store audio files onto the IOTA Tangle.This article assumes you have Python installed on your machine (I used a Raspberry Pi). To install python and/or use a terminal refer to any of my previous articles.Contact me if you are stuck. Also please let me know if you see anything that needs improvement. 1. Activate IOTA To communicate with the IOTA tangle you need to install the PyOTA library (https://github.com/iotaledger/iota.lib.py):cd ~/sudo apt-get install libffi-dev…

OpenEmbedded, IOTA CClient and a Raspberry Pi

This is my second article for the IOTA community. It presents the possibilities of the meta-iota OpenEmbedded layer with a hands-on tutorial that acts as a proof-of-concept. In the first article, I talked about how to run IOTA cIRI on a BeagleBone Black with Yocto Project and OpenEmbedded. It showed how the meta-iota layer can help with the cross-compilation of an embeddable IOTA node.This time, I want to focus on the client side of things. The repository c-iota-workshop, has practical examples of how to use the CClient…

Welcome Richard Janis Goldschmidt to the IOTA Foundation

Janis is joining IOTA as Senior Software Engineer of the Engineering team. In this role, he will help with general Rust adoption within the IOTA Foundation and lead the team working on the Bee project jointly with Thibault Martinez. Janis lives in Berlin, Germany, and has been working with Rust since it hit 1.0 in May 2015. He has done research on nonlinear dynamics, worked in computational social science, and co-founded a neurotech startup. On joining IOTA I am very happy to join the IOTA Foundation (IF) and I am honored…

IOTA Research Status Update December 2019

The monthly IOTA Research Status Update will contain news and updates about our major projects.This month’s update is about the status of our major task, Coordicide.Our team is split into several subgroups, each of which is focused on a specific area of Coordicide. The DRIs (Directly Responsible Individuals) for each group meet regularly to discuss developments and impacts across the groups. We have found this workflow to be very effective.Our primary goal is to deliver a specification for the Bee node software,…

Some key elements of Paracosm Platform

Paracosm Platform contains key elements which define its inner workings. Services on top of the platform (e.g. Caer Sidi) extend its capabilities but this usually requires to put extra trust into the service and its operator.Some of these elements are:Paracosm Key — a record in the Tangle containing the identificator of a being who uses Paracosm Platform. (Word “being” replaced “person” some time ago when we decided that the artificial intelligence ought to have the right to use Paracosm Platform on par with the…

IOTA Foundation’s Co-Founder Dominik Schiener Becomes Advisor of BiiLabs

Distribution date: 05 December, 2019. Taipei, Taiwan.BiiLabs, a Blockchain-as-a-Service startup company, recently announced that Dominik Schiener, Co-Chairman of the Board of Directors & Co-Founder, IOTA Foundation, has become the advisor of BiiLabs.Being one of the important supporters and the active technology developers in Asia, BiiLabs works closely with IOTA Foundation to enhance the presence and the development of IOTA Tangle technologies. Schiener’s joining represents the proactive supports from the…

Welcome Alex Westerhof to the IOTA Foundation

Alex Westerhof is joining the IOTA Foundation as Partner Manager. In this role, he will focus on managing IOTA’s corporate partnerships, as well as support with overall partner strategy and activation planning.Alex lives in Deventer, the Netherlands and has a strong background in key account and partner management, and business development. Working at Hewlett Packard Enterprise and Gartner, he was responsible for driving impactful partnerships with large-sized companies and global clients in various verticals over the…

Untangled Episode #16: Global Trade & Supply Chain

5% of the global GDP is at stake, but regulatory and procedural challenges remain. Global Trade & Supply Chain is expected to go through monumental changes with the help of distributed ledger technologies and other emerging technologies.But it is not an overnight operation to unlock the full potential of the ledger in trade and customs environments and that is what we will hear more about in episode 16 of Untangled.Emmanuelle Ganne, Senior Analyst and Blockchain Lead at the WTO Economic Research Department,…

Welcome Aleksa Krstić to the IOTA Foundation

Aleksa Krstić is joining IOTA as a Graphic Designer. In this role, Aleksa will focus on improving IOTA’s awareness through high-impact text and images.Aleksa lives in Belgrade, Serbia and has been in the technology sector for five years. He has worked as a graphic designer and UI | UX designer for many tech companies. On joining IOTA IOTA is a great place to apply and improve my skills. IOTA can have a broad impact on society, which is very interesting to me. Working with the smartest people and cutting-edge…

Introducing the Bitpanda iOS app

The Bitpanda iOS app is now available on the Apple App Store.It offers the same high-quality service our users already enjoy at Bitpanda.com. Except now it’s easily accessible from your iPhone wherever you go. You have your whole portfolio in your pocket!Android user? You can find the Bitpanda app on Google Play.Buy digital assets quickly and easily Buy, sell and swap Bitcoin, gold and over 30 other digital assets wherever and whenever you want. Our fully automated order system is available 24 hours a day,…

Integrating physical devices with IOTA — Car-IOTA Part 1

Integrating physical devices with IOTA — Car-IOTA Part 1The 12th part in a series of beginner tutorials on integrating physical devices with the IOTA protocol.IntroductionThis is the 12th part in a series of beginner tutorials where we explore integrating physical devices with the IOTA protocol. This time we will look at simplifying and automating payments for typical car related services such as parking, toll-road, washing etc. using the IOTA protocol.I decided to make this a two part tutorial as i believe there are…

EDAG CityBot and IOTA — The Future of Mobility

November 2019EDAG presented the CityBot concept vehicle at the International Motor Show 2019. Modularity and maximum flexibility allow it to be used for a wide variety of tasks. The CityBot is an autonomous vehicle that never rests and uses urban resources efficiently. IOTA as data transmission and payments protocol to enable new business models for CityBot owners.EDAG and IOTA Foundation have been working together on mobility topics such as smart parking for some time. This year another chapter of…

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