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The Sands of Time: Part I

This is part I in a series of pieces attempting to dig up chunks of history and relate those chunks to the present IOTA experience. Expect the first few parts of the series to lay fairly rigorous groundwork in order to enable proper payoff of later pieces in the series.As they say, you must study history to know the future. Or whatever it is they say. There are any number of “study history because of xyz” quotes to choose from, but Seth Godin might be one of the few who have gotten straight to the core of the present…

A Cauldron of Colors

The upcoming Chrysalis implementation of IOTA will enable numerous technical improvements. Cleaner code libraries leading to easier developer contributions, faster and more accurate transaction finality leading to “production readiness”, reusable addresses for human ease-of-use, and much more. We’ve covered all of the details of Chrysalis in a previous article.These glitzy new features … “White Flag Approach” … “Atomic Transactions” … are highly anticipated in IOTA 1.5. However, in keeping with the core ethos of IOTA,…

Integrating physical devices with IOTA — The Track&Trace App

Integrating physical devices with IOTA — The Track&Trace App.The 16th part in a series of beginner tutorials on integrating physical devices with the IOTA protocol.IntroductionThis is the 16th part in a series of beginner tutorials where we explore integrating physical devices with the IOTA protocol. In this tutorial we will be using a bar-code scanner together with our own web app. to simulate using the IOTA tangle to create a tamper proof audit trail of events in a typical supply chain with multiple actors.…

Dev Status Update — June, 2020

Dev Status Update — June, 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.ChrysalisChrysalis (also known as IOTA 1.5) is the Mainnet’s intermediate stage before Coordicide. You can read more about the strategy for releasing Chrysalis here.Both Bee and Hornet teams are…

IOTA joins ENSURESEC

IOTA is now part of the ENSURESEC consortium. What is this? And why, especially these days, is this important?Let’s start by analyzing the current situation.During the last few months of pandemic crisis and lockdown, which forced over a third of the worldwide population to limited movement and to stay home, one thing appeared clear. With most of the non-essential shops closed to the public and the essential ones (i.e. groceries) not being able to satisfy the online demand and distribution of goods, it became clear how…

IOTA Research Status Update June 2020

We have a few exciting status updates to share with everyone this month: First, the new GoShimmer release v0.2.0 is planned for the end of June. We consider this release to be a significant milestone, as it will support value transactions and conflict resolution via FPC for the first time. It will also include updates such as a different transaction layout, UTXO, support for “parallel-reality” ledger states, binary (encoding, cryptographic signatures and hash functions), new APIs and more. GoShimmer is designed with…

IOTA Foundation’s Bee Team Starts Weekly Live Rust Coding Session

The Bee Team develops the IOTA node for the Coordicide project in Rust.This week Joshua Barretto implements a new feature in the Bee code, released the first alpha package of bee — ternary, and introduces Flume, a blazingly fast multi-producer, single-consumer channel.The Bee Team answers live questions in the chat by the community, it’s a nice way to interact and work with the Bee Developers.See the full video here:

Welcome Diego Essaya to the IOTA Foundation

Diego Essaya is joining IOTA as Senior Software Engineer of the Smart Contracts team. In this role, Diego will help in the development of the Smart Contracts Protocol running on the Wasp node.Diego lives in Buenos Aires — Argentina — and has been in the technology sector for over twenty years. He has worked as a software engineer in many organizations, participating in numerous projects ranging from simulation, videogames, databases and web. Diego is also a professor at Universidad de Buenos Aires, Engineering Faculty,…

Empower The IOTA Payment Module with WebAssembly

We try to improve the user experience of the IOTA Payment Module, which runs in the back of the einfachIOTA Magazine shop. I want to use some WebAssembly to reduce the loading time after pressing the “Pay with IOTA” Button. Three Example Calls We use the official IOTA javascript library with nodejs. Here are three example requests with the “Pay with IOTA” button. The first value ist for the whole POST request, the value above is just the time, which needs the library for creating a new IOTA address.POST…

Pay with IOTA — IOTA Button for the web

Pay with IOTA — IOTA Button for the web Become your own payment provider and stop paying fees with IOTA payments on the web.User FlowClick on the “Pay with IOTA” button. Pay IOTA with your favorite IOTA Wallet. That’s it — you will see a nice success message.Still in development and testing. Unexpected errors and loss of funds may occur. Feedback is welcome!

Smoothing the Learning Curve

Gone are the days of IRI and a basic GUI light wallet. With the project’s scope now in clear view, it’s imperative that the learning curve remains smooth enough for newcomers.If the research team felt it necessary to release a terminology guide for coordicide last week, then it’s necessary to release a terminology guide for all of IOTA this week.Technical debt, aka piled up old code, is cited as one of the reasons for moving away from IRI. It’s important to realize that the relationship between…

Hornet 0.4.0 Release Summary

After almost 5 months of development, we are happy to release Hornet version 0.4.0!Hornet is a lightweight node written in Go and co-developed with the community and IOTA Foundation. This new node software release is the first wave in a series of protocol updates known as Chrysalis (IOTA 1.5) which will lead to a substantial increase in network speed, performance, and usability. The goals of Chrysalis are twofold: to make IOTA enterprise ready and to create a more seamless transition to our Coordicide implementation…

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