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Configure your node for Trinity

This is a step-by-step guide on how to make your node more secure by using the HTTPs protocol instead of the standard HTTP for your node. Why would you want to do this? When you are making a transaction using a light-wallet on your device, it will send the details of said transaction to the associated full node. By default this communication is done via HTTP, which is unencrypted. If someone were to be sniffing around your network, they would be able to see the transactions that you are making. If you are using HTTPS,…

Blockchain, Internet of Things and Smart Agriculture

Abstract: This paper introduces the blockchain technology and its characteristics, analyzes the problems faced by the development of the Internet of Things, and proposes the introduction of blockchain technology to solve the Internet of Things problem. By elaborating the application of blockchain technology in the fields of agriculture internet of things, food safety, food security, agricultural production and e-commerce, agricultural resources and ecological environment protection, and agricultural big data, the blockchain…

Smart cars and data as the fuel of the future

Johann Jungwirth of Volkswagen sees a future where your car knows you, caters to you and works for you – even when you’re not driving it.Very soon, the roadways will be populated with self-driving cars. Along with a myriad of technological challenges to be overcome, there are other considerations that must be addressed, such as personal data and privacy. To hear directly from a key innovator at a global automotive brand, we spoke with Johann Jungwirth, the chief digital officer at Volkswagen.His remit is to…

Why blockchain is a “bubble” that will be replaced

The blockchain revolution is a bubble driven by “hype and horseshit” but will pave the way for 3rd generation Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT) technology that will change the world over the next 10 years.That’s the view of Terry Shane, CEO of Refined Data Solutions, whose presentation at this week’s 2nd Annual Blockchain Conference in Toronto addressed why, in his view, there are "100 billion reasons" blockchain is not the technology to bet your corporate future on.He believes investors are being deluded by…

IOTA, United Nations Agency Partner for Blockchain Transparency Push

UNOPS, a service and technical advisory arm to the United Nations, and cryptocurrency project IOTA have announced a partnership that seeks to help UNOPS benefit from IOTA’s open-source distributed ledger and Tangle technology to improve processes and cut down on middle-men.Yoshiyuki Yamamoto, UNOPS Special Advisor on Blockchain Technology, said: “We share a vision where machines, devices, sensors and people connect and communicate to each other — it’s the world of ‘Industry 4.0.’ Harnessing technology that allows for…

IOTA [MIOTA] launches “IAMPASS”, an integration of Biometrics and Blockchain

IOTA Tangle is based on a “Directed Acyclic Graph”, instead of the “Blockchain”. Tangle points out identity, mobility, supply chain, healthcare and many more application groups to explore on a scalable, zero fees based decentralized trust layer. This means seamless operations at zero cost.The world usually concentrates on cryptocurrencies while the distributed ledger technologies are pushed to the back seat of development. As there are plenty and even more interesting aspects of it to be explored, build and…

IOTA: Prepared for the IoT world

The  IOTA is cryptocurrency better positioned to ride the wave of the IoT is already a reality in Brazil and worldwide. With competing blockchain technology, this cryptomaniac has instant transactions and no cost. With the launch of Qubic the IOTA platform must have smart contracts and oracles. In addition, it starts to occupy space in industry 4.0, as seen in the Hannover Messe in April. In the second article of this series on IoT and crypto-coins we will know a little more about this coin that is among the top10 in the…