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Dev Status Update — September, 2020

Dev Status Update — September, 2020Published 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 research department is also releasing a monthly update that you might want to see.IOTA 1.5IOTA 1.5 (also known as Chrysalis) is the mainnet’s intermediate stage before Coordicide is complete. You can read more about the strategy for releasing Chrysalis here.The Chrysalis phase 1 components were deployed to…

Hashchain for Immutable Data Storage using the IOTA Tangle

Hashchains for Immutable Data Storage using the IOTA Tangle Introduction In recent times the transaction fees on the major blockchains have exploded making one of their core usecases, immutable data storage, extremely unattractive. This has caused many people, including myself, to restart the search for alternative solutions. The IOTA Tangle with it’s fee-less architecture would seem to be the perfect candidate, if it was not for the fact that the nodes in the network only store data for a certain amount of time(around 30…

IOTA Research Status Update — September 2020

IOTA Research Status Update — September 2020With the easing of travel restrictions in Europe, our department was able to have its first summit since February. The primary purpose of this meeting was to review all the specifications which each group had been working on over the last few weeks. With our theoretical Coordicide research nearing its end, our research is moving into a new phase, where we are focused on the following tasks:Tying up the last few loose ends in the specifications and completing specifications…

IOTA Newsletter #24 — Chrysalis Phase 1, Pollen v0.2.3,

IOTA Newsletter #24 — Chrysalis Phase 1, Pollen v0.2.3, Security Analysis Coordicide Grant Program and moreChrysalis (IOTA 1.5) Phase 1 Live on MainnetThe first phase of IOTA 1.5 (also known as Chrysalis) — the mainnet’s intermediate stage before Coordicide — is complete. This is a major milestone for IOTA, and we would like to thank the community, the Hornet team and our partners for the support, contributions and last but not least, for upgrading to Hornet.Read MorePollen Testnet v0.2.3 Release NotesWe released a new…

Brood Wallet

After watching Rust take the top spot in the Stack Overflow developer survey year after year, I finally decided to dive in and learn the language. I started with a simple wallet frontend for the IOTA Shimmer testnet, that you can check out on Github, or contribute to! This wallet started as a simple experiment to learn about Rust, WASM, and Shimmer. However since the IOTA Foundation’s announcement of Stronghold and a new wallet library, I think that Brood Wallet has the potential to eventually be a solid piece of software…

Pollen Testnet v0.2.4 Release Notes

We are releasing a new version of our Pollen testnet: v0.2.4. This update includes:Fixed race condition that was preventing the deletion of some entries from the missing messages db, even if they were actually received from the neighbors. Improved the Tangle-BadgerDB interaction. Improved APIs for debug with the addition of the value-tips endpoint. Improved tooling with the addition of a random autopeering seed generator that can be used to set a static node identity. Improved autopeering management by…

Into the Future

Scroll through the verticals on iota.org and you'll find the seeds of a wonderful future that undeniably sprouts into harmony and peace.The social impact category paints a future of sustainability by way of IoT derived natural resource management. No more wasting of crops, guessing at pesticide amounts, or being ignorant of soil conditions across vast fields. Digital identity can interface with borders, and help create citizens of the world rather than arbitrarily geographically tied humans who are forbade from going to…

Join the Movement

We recently learned about technology evangelism in our Technology Adoption piece. The takeaway from that article was some of the biggest brands in the world were built with the aid of brilliant evangelists. Seeing the importance of evangelism and grass roots development, it should be comforting to know that the IOTA community long ago took it upon itself to spread IOTA to the masses. That's what the IOTA Evangelist Network was developed to do.‍Kevin Chen first started the IEN in 2017 New York City. Crypto markets were…

On the Pulse

The field of healthcare has seemingly always been an important area for IOTA. The Tangle theoretically pairs well with health data encryption and transfer, so it makes sense.To emphasize the importance that IOTA puts on healthcare: one of the board members at the IOTA Foundation is a practising medical doctor. They dedicated a portion of their early work to healthcare streams. The website has a slot for their eHealth vertical. IOTA imagines a future of remote patient monitoring, a healthcare data exchange, and research…

Mayan Model

"Mayan civilization" was never an empire in the traditional sense. The Egyptian, Ottoman, Aztec, Mughal, Roman, and British Empires were by the book "empires" - according to the dictionary - "an extensive group of states or countries under a single supreme authority, formerly especially an emperor or empress."‍No, the "Mayans" were an experimental civilization more reflective of a distributed collection of independent projects than of a monolithic empire.‍Mayan civilization began as a loose collection of villages in…

Fortis Facere

You might remember learning about the Indus Valley Civilization from when it made an appearance in our piece entitled Evolution of Journalism - some cities in this civilization decided to construct primitive walls to fend off equally primitive attacks. The Mycenaean culture was also keen on this strategy of defense. But, as time went on, combat style changed which modified attack frequency and effectiveness of attacks. Successful cities became metropolises which made them targets for more ruthless attacks from increasingly…

Integrating physical devices with IOTA — Amazon Alexa

Integrating physical devices with IOTA — Amazon AlexaThe 20th part in a series of beginner tutorials on integrating physical devices with the IOTA protocolAlexa, Please send fifty IOTA’s to Alice Alexa, What is my IOTA balance? Alexa, What is the current IOTA transaction throughput?These are some of the cool things you could teach Alexa to do after completing this tutorial… Introduction This is the 20th part in a series of beginner tutorials where we explore integrating physical devices with the IOTA protocol. In…

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