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Open Marketplace Applications joins the #HackTheAls Online Hackathon

With the Hashtag #WeAgainstVirus searches the #HackTheAlps Hackathon for solutions which help in today's crisis. With the Open Marketplace Application, we want to provide a solution to support the local economy. ChallengesSupply platform for medical material and equipment for hospitals and medical facilities food supply channels and delivery service Support and help the students with homeschoolingAs an open marketplace, we join the food supply channels and delivery service challenge.The IdeaA city…

#WirVsVirus Hackathon Report from the Open Marketplace Team

The German government’s #WeVsVirus Hackathon was a complete success. incredible numbers reflect this success.43,000 registrations 1900 Pat: inside for challenges 2900 mentors 27,000 active users: inside on the platform 13,000 profiles at Devpost 1,500 registered projects 100 projects from the ministries 464,866 Slack messages (and counting…)The marketplace was also a part of it, to provide a new way of shopping in a local community. Open, free and privacy-focused. The Idea?Build a…

Welcome Bill Acha to the IOTA Foundation

Bill Acha is joining IOTA as a software engineer of the IRI team. In this role, Bill will focus on maintaining IRI and developing new features for a better IOTA node.Bill lives in Douala, Cameroon and has been in the technology sector for five years. He began tinkering with code at 15 years old and acquired a B.Eng in computer engineering in 2017 from the University of Buea, Cameroon.He is passionate about algorithms and the design of scalable and robust APIs that solve real-world problems. He has worked as a full-stack…

Entangled Art Provenance

Iteration Two This is the second iteration of this paper in which I further refine my ideas on how to accomplish art provenance with IOTA. From my previous paper:I wish to address the primary concerns of art provenance in a simple and low-cost method which works for artists, owners and gallery goers — all concerned really. The following method might even allow for artists to continue collecting royalties on their work after it leaves their hands! Read on.The primary concerns of provenance in art are establishing:…

Pay-with-stake – No more need for consensus

In this article, I shortly describe a mechanism for a vote-free and consensus-free mechanism in distributed ledgers to provide instant payments. A mechanism that could be added to most ledgers. The idea here is to provide usability (like 0 block confirmations) over privacy and security.Consensus Consensus, the holy grail of distributed ledger technology. It is the process of ‘what to agree on’. This process kicks in when there is something to vote on. Like bitcoin having two transactions trying to spend the same money.…

AID SQUAD

Decentralized Global Pandemic Information Platform Life goes on.Despite current tragic events, we must try to continue with our duties. That’s our responsibility as humans. At GeoDB our team is well prepared to maintain daily activities while respecting WHO’s recommendations to stop the COVID-19 global pandemic. That’s why we are proud to share with you all our latest development, “Aid Squad”, the first decentralized Global Pandemic Information Platform. Motivation In GeoDB we are aware of the difficult situation that…

IOTA Micropayments Enable Worldwide Use of Lidbot

The Lidbot sensor connected to the Internet of Things is not just a sensor. It is the smallest and most intelligent level sensor for solids and liquids currently available on the market. It is also based on the IOTA-Tangle and its first batch was sold out after only 4 days.The sensor was first released for commercial sale on 20.01.2020 and the first batch of the sensor was released for the industry at a reduced price. The hardware device measures the level of waste bins in real-time and sends the data to the…

Dev Status Update — March, 2020

Dev Status Update — March, 2020Published by the IOTA engineering 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 IOTA research team is also releasing a monthly update.Most of you are probably aware that the IOTA Foundation’s focus has significantly shifted throughout February into resolving the Trinity attack incident. The incident temporarily affected many of the development projects since the mitigation…

Why decentralization? – Part I

Why is decentralization so important? It’s what cryptocurrency seems to be all about.1 Yet I couldn’t really put my finger on what it means exactly, or why it is important. Neither could anyone I asked. Most agree it intuitively feels better, but to say why proved to be much harder. The scope In three posts, I’m trying to get a grip on why decentralization feels intuitively correct, while at the same time being hard to characterize. It starts with defining decentralization and highlighting its importance. Then I also want…

IOTA Multisource MAM Price Ticker

Mini Demo Service for InvoicesCurrently it is hard for buyers and also sellers to identify the price value of a product, when only the MIOTA currency is being displayed. To lessen this effect, for the time being, it becomes necessary or essential to convert the price in a reliable way to the Euro. For this we developed the multisource MAM price TickerA seller can define a fixed value in either Euro or MIOTA and get the conversion to either currency. Of course is it essential that a seller defines the final currency…

IOTA Foundation and TradeMark East Africa partner up to improve infrastructure and trade through technology

A strategic partnershipTradeMark East Africa (TMEA) is one of the most respected organizations in the region and well-known globally for its work on improving livelihoods through improved trade conditions. TMEA’s track record is impressive across the more than eight countries it operates in and includes programmes across the spectrum from infrastructure development such as roads and border posts; to upgrading government agencies’ systems and processes; and improving the regulatory environment. (Learn more:…

IOTA Newsletter #18 — Trinity, Tangle EE, Coordicide Alphanet Release & Chrysalis

Are you already subscribed? Continue getting our latest updates directly in your inbox! To comply with GDPR, we ask you to simply check the latest newsletter we sent to your email and click on the link received! Trinity IncidentTrinity is a software wallet for the IOTA digital asset that has been developed for desktop and mobile operating systems. Managed by the IOTA Foundation, this open-source software project enables the user to manage their tokens over the IOTA network. On February 12, 2020 the Trinity Wallet was…

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