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Technology Adoption

Technology AdoptionEveryone has seen some depiction of a technology adoption curve. It creates an intuitive visual representation of adoption life cycles for new products. As the chart moves from left to right along the x-axis, time advances and more people adopt the new idea/technology/product. But it takes hard work.‍ Source ‍While in 2020 we know it as the "technology adoption curve", it was originally conjured up by Everett Rogers in 1962 as the theory of Diffusion of Innovation. Dr. Wayne LaMorte…

Coordicide Grant Report — Cellular Automata in IOTA

Coordicide Grant Report — Cellular Automata in IOTA In May of this year, we announced a Coordicide Grant to study Cellular Automata as a potential extension to IOTA’s consensus mechanism in future versions of the protocol. Today, we are pleased to share the results of that research. Dr. André Vilela and Dr. Kenric Nelson investigated the dynamic properties of Cellular Automata (CA) consensus algorithms.The research included simulations of Cellular Automata using a majority model on a k-regular graph in order to…

Publishing data in IOTA Tangle with OutSystems

A simple enterprise demo application using the most promised and future production-ready DLT. Part 1— The Concepts If you have been following tech, banking, investing, or cryptocurrency over the last ten years, you may be familiar with “blockchain,” the record-keeping technology behind the Bitcoin network. — Investopedia The use case for Bitcoin we already know, is a engineered money, The Internet Money, and the technology at its heart and other virtual currencies is blockchain. The blockchain has given us “the ability…

Chrysalis (IOTA 1.5) Phase 1 Now Live on Mainnet

IOTA 1.5 The first phase of IOTA 1.5 (also known as Chrysalis) — 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 have been deployed on the IOTA mainnet today. This is a major milestone for IOTA, and we would like to thank the community, the Hornet team and our partners for the support, contributions and last but not least, for upgrading to Hornet.Chrysalis Phase 1 is a set of components improving…

BiiLabs Joins MOBI to Support Industrial Adoption of Blockchain on Smart Mobility Applications

Release date: 19 August, 2020. Taipei, Taiwan.BiiLabs, a Blockchain-as-a-Service startup company, today announced that it has joined Mobility Open Blockchain Initiative (MOBI) — a global consortium of industry leading automakers, technology based startups, and other mobility players.BiiLabs focuses on mobility markets with distributed ledger technology (DLT), which is enabling carwallet services as well as delivering companies like TransIOT for Usage Based Insurance (UBI) application. By joining MOBI, BiiLabs will be…

Integrating physical devices with IOTA — Peer-to-peer energy trading with IOTA Part 2

Integrating physical devices with IOTA — Peer-to-peer energy trading with IOTA Part 2The 19th part in a series of beginner tutorials on integrating physical devices with the IOTA protocol.IntroductionThis is the 19th part in a series of beginner tutorials where we explore integrating physical devices with the IOTA protocol. This the second part in a two part tutorial where we look at using the IOTA token as the settlement currency in a peer-to-peer energy trading solution. In the first part we focused on monitoring real…

IOTA Announces Coordicide Grant for Security Analysis, a new collaboration with the SPRITZ…

IOTA Announces Coordicide Grant for Security Analysis, a new collaboration with SPRITZ Research Group at University of PaduaWe are thrilled to announce our latest Coordicide grant! The new collaboration, with one of the leading Security and Privacy Research Groups in Europe, aims at providing an independent, academic review of our team’s work on the Coordicide project.The grant, titled “Validating the Security and Efficiency of the IOTA 2.0 Consensus Protocol” has been awarded to the SPRITZ Security…

Dev Status Update — August, 2020

Dev Status Update — August, 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. 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 have…

IOTA: Using Scylla for distributed storage of the Tangle

This post explores how the IOTA Foundation integrated Scylla into its permanode software, Chronicle, to support real-world applications on the Tangle. Introduction to IOTA IOTA is an open-source distributed ledger technology (DLT), designed to support frictionless data and value transfer on the Tangle.The Tangle is the distributed ledger that’s shared across all nodes in an IOTA network. Any client, anywhere in the world, is able to send transactions to any node, and that transaction will be validated and replicated…

Pollen Testnet v0.2.3 Release Notes

We are releasing a new minor version of our Pollen Testnet: v0.2.3. This update includes:Fixed synchronization issue due to a bug preventing to request missing messages more than once Fixed node’s dashboard explorer crashing or not properly visualizing the payload of a given message Improved Grafana dashboard by adding the support to the sync-beacon payload type as well as by displaying uptime and nodeID Fixed all linter issues to improve code qualityAs for the previous release, this version bump resets…

IOTA Newsletter #23 — Pollen Testnet v0.2.2, Stronghold, Chronicle & more

IOTA Newsletter #23 — Pollen Testnet v0.2.2, Stronghold, Chronicle & morePollen Testnet v0.2.2 Release NotesAs we mentioned in our first blog post on the release of Pollen, the first IOTA 2.0 Testnet, our goal is to publish more consistent updates in order to iterate as fast as possible. Below please find the release notes for Pollen v0.2.2.Read More Introducing IOTA StrongholdStronghold is a collection of multipurpose libraries for securely managing passwords, personal data, and private keys.Read…

IOTA Research Status Update August 2020

The past month has been very productive for our team, as we move toward a full, formal specification of IOTA 2.0. Our team has been hard at work across the board, both on wrapping up current tasks, as well as beginning to plan for our post-specification research. Below are the updates from several of our research groups. Please note that we’re planning to reformulate a few of the groups that have already concluded specification work, so next month’s update will have a slightly different presentation.GoShimmer…

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