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Chrysalis update — December 4

Chrysalis update — December 4Published weekly as a summary of Chrysalis phase 2 updates. Please click here if you want to read the full monthly dev status update.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 mainnet in August. The engineering team is now working on Chrysalis phase 2.This week’s updates and statusBeeThis week, the Bee team performed…

Buy a Ledger Nano X and get a $25 Coinify voucher

Start your crypto journey with Ledger. Buy a Ledger Nano X and get a $25 voucher to use when buying crypto on Ledger Live from Coinify. 5 000 vouchers available from December 3rd until December 29th.How to redeem your voucherBuy a Ledger Christmas Pack: On ledger.com, buy the Ledger Christmas Pack: a bundle that contains a Ledger Nano X and the $25 Coinify voucher. Receive your voucher: 14 days after your purchase, you'll receive an email with your voucher and instructions about how to use it on Ledger Live…

Interview with AleB

Alessandro Buser, who the IOTA community probably knows as “AleB”, is a prolific genius who has his hands in a number of things. According to the internet, Alessandro is a senior associate and the tech lead at Blockchain Valley Ventures in Switzerland, has experience developing smart contracts (solidity) and IOTA, and is also a member of the IEN.It's rare that we get a chance to learn from an engineer who also has an investing perspective from inside a top venture capital firm, so let's not miss this opportunity to learn…

Firefly — IOTA’s Next Generation Wallet

IOTA 1.5 is fast approaching…With it come a range of improvements that will transform IOTA from an exploratory research project into a mature, enterprise-ready protocol. Experimental features like trinary encoding and Winternitz One-Time Signatures (W-OTS) have been removed and replaced with carefully-selected, tried-and-tested standards. These changes will allow IOTA to realize the original promise of a DAG-based DLT protocol without the technical baggage and entry barriers introduced by early design choices.The…

Ledger Black Friday – Get an exceptional discount for the last day – Enjoy 45% off

Last hours to turn Black Friday into a long-term investment. This is a special day for the crypto community. For the last day of Black Friday, Ledger adds an exceptional 5% discount to the existing 40% only on Monday 30th. Enjoy 45% off the Nano X and S with the promo code "BFLASTDAY".The Ledger Nano X and Nano S hardware wallets will enable users to protect the private keys giving access to their IOTA tokens in a state-of-the-art secure chip. The Ledger hardware wallets integrate with the IOTA Trinity and the new…

CeFi Weather Balloon

After exploring the world of traditional finance in our recent piece, we now understand lending, securitization, interest rates, and the markets that arise around tradable assets. It's time to dip our toes into some of the newer innovations in the world of finance.As we established, traditional finance centers on large institutions that are supremely well capitalized. We saw that some of the largest banks in the world have more than one trillion dollars on their balance sheets. All of this money is rabidly searching for…

Sailing Along

Dennis Schouten is from the Netherlands. He studied information and communication technology (ICT) in HR at university of Rotterdam, and subsequently held management roles which involved the implementation of various technologies. He started a company in 2011 to better handle the indexing of resumes, and got into blockchain from there. He found IOTA in Spring of 2017.Many in the IOTA community have heard about Dennis' projects called SKALY and Freighter, but might not know who is behind them or what they actually do.…

Release of the IOTA Tip Bot for Discord & Telegram

Since the old community tip bots had to be shut down for legal reasons, we have longed for an alternative. It’s hard to host something like this without a BaFin (Federal Financial Supervisory Authority) license. But the answer was as simple as it is brilliant:The bot only provides the recipient’s address and makes them as easy to process as possible (using deeplinks, for example).This approach is not only BaFin- compliant, but also enables maximum decentralization because the bot does not serve as a custodial, as it…

IOTA Announces Coordicide Grant for Improvements to Cellular Automata Consensus Mechanism and Autopeering Optimization

We are very excited to announce our latest Coordicide grant. This grant project, titled “Cellular Automation Consensus: Convergence and Modifications,” has been given to the Blockchain Exploration Research Group (BERG). BERG is a small team of DLT researchers located in Wrocław, Poland. They work on solving theoretical and applied problems in distributed ledgers.The grant work includes two main elements. First, the project undertakes an analysis of the structural properties of graphs generated by the ar-row and…

Chrysalis update — November 27

Chrysalis Weekly Status Update — November 27Published weekly as a summary of Chrysalis phase 2 updates. Please click here if you want to ready the full monthly dev status update. IOTA 1.5 IOTA 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 mainnet in August. The engineering team is now working on Chrysalis phase 2. This week’s updates and status Bee…

Amidst a Deluge

Kathleen Breitman once defined finance as being the technology used to exchange contractually defined cash flows. That's a great definition; certainly a much more descriptive and specific one than what the dictionary itself offers: "the management of large amounts of money, especially by governments or large companies." What the world of finance boils down to is maximizing the number of discrete pieces of the cash flow generation process. In doing so, the discrete pieces can be traded and precisely valued across space and…

Smart Contracts

Nick Szabo is a legend in the crypto space. A computer scientist from the University of Washington who was involved in the cypherpunk crypto community from the very early days in the 90's, Szabo designed bit gold (Bitcoin's precursor), and has been one of the guiding lights for Bitcoin development well before it was even devised.Along the way during his prolific journey, Szabo became so interested in the idea of smart contracts that he went to law school and got a law degree in 2006 for a better understanding of the…

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