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Welcome Samuel Rufinatscha to the IOTA Foundation

Samuel Rufinatscha has joined IOTA as a Software Engineer on the Ict and Bee teams, building the future core node framework of IOTA. You can follow his work on the #bee-dev channel of the IOTA Discord.Samuel is currently studying computer science / medical informatics at the renowned Vienna University of Technology (TU Wien). However he has always engaged in computer science — even as a little boy. He became competent in security and privacy by tinkering and coding during high school. Samuel has extensive knowledge of…

Challenges and solutions for the IoT

The internet of things, or IoT, is a system of interrelated computing devices, mechanical and digital machines, objects, animals or people that are provided with unique identifiers and the ability to transfer data over a network without requiring human-to-human or human-to-computer interaction. A thing in the internet of things can be for example a person with a heart monitor implant, a farm animal with a biochip transponder, an automobile that has built-in sensors to alert the driver when tire pressure is low or any other…

Milestone Retrospect — Untangle Care

Introduction As we conclude the second milestone of our “Untangle Care” project, we thought it would be a good opportunity to provide an update on what we have been working on. As a reminder, the goal of this project is to develop IOTA-based tools that will allow healthcare data to flow between different healthcare stakeholders and systems (e.g., Electronic Medical Records, Internet of Medical Things devices, Personal Health Records, etc.) in a secure, patient-controlled and healthcare-interoperable way (using the Fast…

Qubic status update July 3rd 2019

For those of you who did not notice, we had another ReSum and SumSum last month. This putting together of all minds in the company, meeting face to face, has resulted into a renewed focus and updates to some plans. More info will be coming out in due time but suffice to say that we will be merging efforts with several teams into a single new flexible base node that is going to carry all our efforts towards Ict, Coordicide, and, of course, Qubic.The base node currently carries on the Bee name and will be written in Rust. It…

Part VI — AiGarth… A Distributed Artificial Intelligence

Preface: From this point forward things haven’t become fully public. Such as, what exactly is AiGarth and how will it interact with IOTA and the Tangle. Or, how do the foundational layers of IOTA, the Tangle, and Qubic start tying together in which they create an ecosystem for the world’s resources, such as Data, and Computational Power? As well, where does swarm intelligence fit in? Where is that puzzle piece? Understand, that the below is simply a thought experiment. Such as, if AI has a secure messaging protocol being fed…

Blockchain 5.0 — Fusing DAG ledgers with Smart Contracts

Part 1: IntroductionBlockchain 2.0 Everyone of you most certainly has already heard the term “Blockchain 2.0”, that coins the drastic revolution the addition of Smart Contracts had to distributed ledger technologies. Not only could you send money in a open, decentralized, borderless and permissionless way, but now you also had the possibility to write autonomously executing algorithms with those same features. That genuinely was a revolutionary step in the Blockchain space.Blockchain 3.0 A short time later, another such…

IOTA Foundation Releases the Trinity Wallet

The IOTA Foundation is proud to announce the full release of the Trinity wallet on all major mobile and desktop platforms.Trinity started from humble beginnings as a Computer Science summer project at University College London. The project gained traction among the IOTA community, and as it grew and entered alpha testing, the talented team of community developers and designers took full-time positions within the IOTA Foundation. And now, with over $1.8 billion worth of IOTA transacted and over 160,000 downloads across…

IOTA Crypto Core FPGA — 5th Progress Report

Architecture Update Since the EDF proposal (back in December) the architecture changed a lot and has been extended. For instance, it wasn’t planned to support full Linux or to have USB. But since the controller was swapped to a more secure one the technical specs changed — Faster, more RAM, more periphery.The main task of milestone 4 was the development of a SoM which can be used for high-level applications. Also the SoM should directly work with the FPGA module from milestone 3. Originally, the Application…

Frames on the Tangle

The Internet of Things revolution will benefit from a wide range of sensors that goes beyond our limited senses, but certainly cameras won't be left behind. Smart Cities will be filled with visual data and our algorithms will keep seeing better. Distributed Ledger Technologies (DLT's) will play a major role there, but it's known that these technologies are not well suited for storing or transferring large files, such as high-definition images and videos. Applications in this context usually handle the payload in upper layers…

Exclusive Interview with Dan Simerman, Head of Financial Relations of IOTA Foundation

Dan Simerman was a very active member of the IOTA Community before becoming part of the IOTA Foundation as Head of Financial Relations. He has a really impressive background that makes him an important asset for the growing relationships that IOTA is building. He is the one who has been in charge of creating a Financial Infrastructure for the IOTA economy neither more nor less.If you want to know more about Dan, his role within the IF and his insights about IOTA, I invite you to take a couple of minutes, grab a cup of…

IOTA a sustainable cryptocurrency

We are in the age of climate change. The big global issue must be addressed quickly to prevent the worst. The topic of a sustainable economy is becoming more and more urgent. Many states, cities, companies as well as private individuals have committed themselves to sustainability. Cryptocurrencies are not an end in themselves, they can make meaningful contributions. As I have stated several times, cryptocurrencies can help solve current problems to stop climate change. In this context, mention should be made of the use as…

IOTA presents at IEEE ICBC in Seoul

The IEEE ICBC is a premier forum for the latest research in the field of DLT. At the IEEE International Conference on Blockchain and Cryptocurrency 2019 in Seoul, South Korea, several members of our research team co-authored and presented the paper ‘Achieving Fairness in the Tangle through an Adaptive Rate Control Algorithm.’The paper, co-authored by Dr. Luigi Vigneri, Senior Research Scientist at IOTA and member of the Coordicide team, proposes a novel algorithm to deal with network congestion and to prevent spam attacks…

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