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Chrysalis – Security During Token Migration

The next phase of IOTA’s development includes a token migration from the old network to the new Chrysalis network with the help of the Firefly wallet (read about and try out the beta version here). This article provides a brief guide on how to safely maneuver through Cryptoland and avoid social engineering attacks and phishing attempts.The official start date of the Chrysalis network migration is Wednesday, April 21st 2021. The migration period will allow users, exchanges and custodians to prepare their token…

IOTA Research Status UpdateApril 2021

This month has been quite busy for us, as we enter the home stretch on our way to delivering Nectar, the first feature-complete implementation of our fully decentralized, Coordinator-free network, due in a few weeks! Our groups have all been making excellent progress in turning our research results into usable components, a goal which we are proud to play our part in achieving.A few important achievements this month have furthered progress toward releasing the Nectar stage of our Coordinator-free network, including:…

Welcome Eicke Schütze to the IOTA Foundation

Eicke joins the Market Adoption team as Partner Manager. In this role he will focus on driving new corporate partnership opportunities.Eicke lives in Germany and has been in the technology sector for over twenty years. He has worked as a developer, project manager, sales manager and senior business developer on projects across industries for several Fortune 100 organizations. On joining IOTAIOTA felt like the perfect fit as it was the combination of my focus at the university, the innovative future applications I love to…

Enabling document authenticity through DLT – a project by CGI and NORDAKADEMIE

We are driven by ambition to deliver the best distributed ledger technology available to market. This cannot go without academic recognition. A recognition that combines both validation and endorsement of our research efforts, core technology development and adoption in more applied research contexts, developing solutions for tomorrow’s challenges.For these reasons we are constantly engaging with academic organizations across Europe and the world, to get them close to IOTA technologies and enable and empower their students…

Research Grant Report — Cellular Automata Consensus: Convergence and Modifications

As you might recall, in November of last year we announced a grant for studying Cellular Automata and Autopeering Optimization. That work has now been completed by our outstanding grantees, and this post contains a summary of the research and its conclusions. Although the outcome was not positive for Cellular Automata’s (CA) inclusion in future upgrades of the IOTA protocol, the research led to new insights that helped us with other aspects of Coordicide. It also underscores the importance of doing the rigorous research…

IOTA Newsletter #31 – Chrysalis Network Migration, Firefly, Pollen v0.5.5 & more.

Chrysalis Network Migration - Release DateWe are happy to announce the official start date of the Chrysalis network migration - Wednesday, April 21st 2021. The migration period that will allow users, exchanges and custodians to prepare their token migrations ahead of the network upgrade will begin 7 days prior to the network upgrade.Read MoreFirefly Beta ReleaseThe Firefly Beta release showcased the new Chrysalis Network on our Public Testnet. This means extremely reliable transactions, very fast confirmations, reusable…

IOTA Standardization Update April 2021

Why do we have standards? One of the best arguments I have seen recently for standards was a tweet last week from our own Hans Moog. Hans tweeted:"Ideally you reach resilience against bugs in the node software by having multiple different implementations by multiple teams so if one is broken, only the nodes using that software will fall out of sync. You essentially need a "decentralization of node implementations". This is btw. the reason why we will have "Bee" and "Hornet" nodes that have been implemented by completely…

Bitpanda will fully support the IOTA Chrysalis update

The full article was originally published by Bitpanda on blog.bitpanda.com. Read the full article here.We are pleased to let you know that we will fully support the IOTA Chrysalis update. This means that as a user holding IOTA on Bitpanda, there’s nothing for you to worry about - we will take care of everything. Read on to find out more about Chrysalis, the most extensive upgrade in IOTA’s history.With its launch in June 2016, IOTA introduced the world’s very first distributed ledger based on a directed acyclic graph…

IOTA Token Liquidity Now Available On Binance Smart Chain

In our continuing effort to build bridges between complementary blockchains, we are excited to share that wrapped IOTA is now available on Binance Smart Chain! Now, with wrapped IOTA on Binance Smart Chain, IOTA holders can use the IOTA Token to participate in DeFi applications on the Binance network. We see this integration with Binance Smart Chain as the first step in growing liquidity across multiple chains, while also preparing for the ability for other assets to live on the IOTA network.Today is an exciting day for…

Cartesi and IOTA Partner to Accelerate Smart Contract Adoption for IoT

With IOTA Oracles, IOTA Smart Contracts and Cartesi’s Linux based virtual machine, the two groups will bring non-blockchain based use cases and businesses into the world of decentralized finance (DeFi), Gaming, NFTs, and industrial IOT.The IOTA Foundation is excited to announce our formal partnership with Cartesi, an organization committed to introducing mainstream software stacks (e.g. Linux VM) to the world of distributed ledger technology and smart contracts. As part of this partnership, we will work closely together…

Firefly Beta Release

We are proud to release the first public beta version of Firefly, our new wallet for Chrysalis. This marks an important milestone in the lead up to Chrysalis - the biggest network upgrade in the IOTA Foundation’s history - and gives the community a first taste of what the future of IOTA has in store. The Chrysalis migration will start on April 21st 2021 and the network will go live on April 28th 2021. A production-ready version of Firefly will be released for the Chrysalis migration. The migration is not possible yet!…

IOTA Stronghold: Beta Release

Stronghold is an open-source software library that was originally built to protect IOTA Seeds, but can be used to protect any digital secret. It is a secure database for working with cryptography, which ensures that secrets (like private keys) are never revealed. It provides its own peer-to-peer communication layer, so that different apps can securely communicate using the state-of-the-art Noise Protocol over libp2p. Stronghold will form a secure base for the new IOTA Firefly wallet and will be integrated into IOTA Identity.…

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