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Explaining the IOTA Congestion Control Algorithm

This article explains in some technical detail the IOTA Congestion Control Algorithm (ICCA) used in the IOTA 2.0 protocol (Coordicide). We wanted to offer this overview to clarify the relationship between access and mana that was raised in our previous post about mana.  Furthermore, we are aware that many are eager to learn more about Coordicide, and stakeholders from across the IOTA landscape benefit from this knowledge. That said, the information contained in this article is not “required knowledge” to use IOTA. In…

The Chrysalis Attack-a-thon

The IOTA Foundation members and the IOTA ecosystem are eager to see Chrysalis on the mainnet. Now after months of development, testing and auditing by external companies we are confident to be ready for the transition to Chrysalis.Right before that we are inviting the IOTA community members to the Chrysalis Attack-a-thon!With the Attack-a-thon we would like to challenge you to try and break different parts of Chrysalis. You will be rewarded for your findings!Don’t mistake this with the IOTA’s “incentivized testnet” which…

Explaining Mana in IOTA – Part 2

Last week, we released a new version of our Pollen testnet which contains mana. With this release, we demonstrated the maturity and the efficiency of our mana solution.  Soon, mana will be implemented into many modules, an important step in the road to Nectar, our upcoming and first fully functioning Coordicide testnet.With this important milestone, we thought we would clarify some common questions.  Since our first publication about mana, which included an FAQ, several questions have been raised by different parties…

Chrysalis Network Migration – Release Date

Over the last year we have been working to transition the IOTA protocol towards production readiness, taking the real-world needs and requests of our ecosystem into account. We have successfully removed some of the exotic aspects of the IOTA protocol and replaced them with industry standards. The first phase of Chrysalis deployed on the IOTA network in August 2020. We are now in the final phase of the biggest upgrade in IOTA’s history.Today we are happy to announce the official start date of the Chrysalis network…

The IOTA Foundation Joins CHAISE Consortium to Design Europe’s Strategy for Blockchain Skills

The IOTA Foundation (IF) joined the CHAISE consortium together with some of Europe’s most influential organizations in the blockchain and technology space, namely INATBA, Fujitsu and the European Digital SME Alliance. CHAISE will provide blockchain innovation and skills development under a four-year grant with the support of the Erasmus+ Programme of the European Union. The project will develop a certified training programme for blockchain and DLTs, and, the first-ever “blockchain specialist” occupational profile.…

Dev Status Update – March, 2021

Published 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 read. Chrysalis 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…

Pollen Testnet v0.5.0 – Starting our Journey with Mana

We are releasing a new version of our Pollen testnet v0.5.0. With this release we officially start our journey with Mana. The first objective is to test the first iteration of the Mana implementation to study its distribution in the Pollen testnet, look for any bugs and, more in general, assess its stability. After this stage we will let our core modules, such as the IOTA congestion control, the Fast Probabilistic Consensus, the autopeering and the distributed Random Number Generator leverage Mana as their sybil protection…

Welcome Adam Gleave to the IOTA Foundation

Adam joins the IOTA Engineering team as Software Engineer (Rust). In this role, he will focus on the Bee project.Adam lives in Brixham, UK, and has recently graduated from a Bachelor’s in Computer Science. During his degree and afterwards, he worked as a software engineer in the Positioning industry, helping to develop solutions for GPS signal simulation and assurance. Since discovering Rust, he has tinkered with it for personal projects in video game modding. On joining IOTA While studying and starting out in my…

Bringing diversity to the tech industry – IOTA’s diversity initiative

We, at the IOTA Foundation, are constantly working to make our workplace, our technology solutions, and our community more inclusive. Our values and our goals to sustainability and inclusivity unite us, striving in an effort to help create a better world, which includes constantly improving our own organisation. Today, we're happy to share our initiative to bring more diversity to the IOTA Foundation and into the tech industry.WOMEN IN TECHOne of the major aspects regarding diversity is equal opportunity and equal pay for…

DatenMarktplatz.NRW — The most promising use cases and business models

Results of the cooperation between FH Aachen University of Applied Sciences and senseering GmbHThe senseering GmbH is a company founded in 2018 that has focused on opening up the bridge between plant technology (operational technology (OT)) and information technology (IT) since its inception. In addition to the digitization of (industrial) hardware, the start-up enables participation in a sovereign and self-determined data exchange (according to GAIA-X) between companies, which ensures a seamless traceable digital…

IOTA Newsletter #30 – A new dawn, IOTA Oracles, Digital Assets, Project Alvarium with Dell and Intel and more

IOTA - A new dawnThe launch of the first IOTA mainnet in June 2016 was the start of our journey to revolutionize Blockchain. Being a pioneer in a nascent, fast-paced industry means that you get some things right, while others have to be discarded. "Fail fast, fail early and fail often" they say. We did, and we have learned from our failures, and have become a stronger, more mature organization and ecosystem as a result. The "new dawn" of IOTA starts here.Read More Introducing IOTA OraclesOracles are an…

Welcome Siddhant Ghongadi to the IOTA Foundation

Siddhant Ghongadi joins the Market Adoption team as Project Manager. In this role he will focus on assisting partners in their journey of applying DLT to their business model.Siddhant lives in Heidelberg, BW Germany and has been in the management and technology sector for over three years. He has worked as an associate in Project Management in waterfall as well as agile organizations, such as SAP SE. On joining IOTA IOTA feels like the perfect fit as it is a practical integration of the management and technology. It is…

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