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IOTA, Pantos and TU Wien Announce Opening of Christian Doppler Laboratory for DLT Research

We are proud to announce that the IOTA Foundation is joining the new Christian Doppler Laboratory Blockchain Technologies for the Internet of Things (CDL-BOT), as an industrial partner. A research group housed at the Institute for Information Systems Engineering at TU Wien will provide cutting-edge research on DLT interoperability, the intersection of DLT with the Internet of Things and developer support offerings. Today, November 26th 2020, Federal Minister for Digital and Economic Affairs in Austria, Dr Margarethe…

Abstraction

Humans are thought to have first developed the ability to think abstractly and plan for the future about 40,000 years ago. Anthropologists arrived at this conclusion after archaeological digs revealed intricate artwork, craftsmanship, and early signs of language in the form of symbols dating back to that time period.Lubang Jeriji Saléh cave might be the most striking - and oldest - example of these findings. Interestingly, there are many examples of cave art that date older than this one, but Lubang Jeriji Saléh is said…

IOTA Standardization Update November 2020

As we proclaimed in 2019, IOTA is on a mission to set and become a de facto standard in DLT and IoT technology. Today, we will explain what standards are, the standards that apply in our space, and what we are doing specifically with standardization. In addition, we will discuss what we have in development for the IOTA Protocol and the progress we’ve made over the last few months.Stay tuned for future updates, as we work our way through the various standards processes at the Object Management Group (OMG) and elsewhere,…

Ledger Black Friday – Enjoy 40% off the Ledger Nano X and Ledger Nano S

Hurray - The Ledger Black Friday deals are online with the biggest Ledger Nano X deal ever! Enjoy 40% off the Nano X and S with the promo code "Blackfriday20".The Ledger Nano X and Nano S hardware wallets will enable users to protect the private keys giving access to their IOTA tokens in a state-of-the-art secure chip. The Ledger hardware wallets integrate with the IOTA Trinity and the new Firefly wallet to isolate user’s seeds from their computer or smartphone, providing another layer of security from hackers. Users…

Community Outlook with Gabriela Jara

Keeping a finger on the pulse of the community is easy to do if you're only looking for daily or weekly sentiment. But as you expand your time horizon, people and projects come and go over the years. Sentiments change with each new obstacle. Milestones are reached and new pathways are opened up.Candidly, it's very difficult to remain circumspect in the midst of a deluge of instant news. With that in mind, let's make a concerted effort to take a step back, chat with a long-time IOTA community member/organizer, and get a…

Welcome Alejandro Elustondo to the IOTA Foundation

Alejandro Elustondo is joining IOTA as Software Engineer of the Smart Contract Protocol team. In this role, Alejandro will be working on the development of the Smart Contracts Protocol.Alejandro lives in Buenos Aires, Argentina and has been developing software for the past 15 years. In recent years he worked as a developer in a major software company in Argentina (C&S Informática).He was dedicated to the development of smart contracts for an Argentine blockchain platform called BFA (Blockchain Federal Argentina…

IOTA Foundation receives TM Forum Award as enabler for Digital Transformation

Last week, after a month of online keynotes, roundtables, presentations, and demonstrations, the Digital Transformation World Series 2020 ended with a live stream from the London offices of TM Forum, the event organizers.On this last day, TM Forum, the organization driving digital transformation in the telecommunication industry, recognized the work of several solution and technology providers by awarding seven Outstanding Catalyst proof-of-concept projects. The awarded projects were selected for their significant…

Chrysalis update — November 19

Chrysalis Weekly Status Update — November 19thPublished weekly as a summary of Chrysalis phase 2 updates. Please click here if you want to ready the full monthly dev status update.IOTA 1.5IOTA 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 were deployed to mainnet in August. The engineering team is now working on Chrysalis phase 2.This week’s updates and statusBeeThe Bee team…

Pollen Testnet v0.3.1 Release Notes

We are releasing a new version of our Pollen testnet: v0.3.1. The full list of changes include:Refactor message structure according to the new Tangle RFC, including support for multiple parents, updated local dashboard, new unit tests, max payload size changed to 65157 bytes and more. Add a community-based entry node. Add commit tag to version. Add package for common sentinel errors. Improve dashboard websocket management. Integrate NTP-based clock to the network delay app. Switch from packer to pkger…

Releasing IOTA Identity Alpha: A Standard Framework for Digital Identity

IOTA Identity Alpha Release: A standard framework for Digital Identity.Decentralized Identity (or Self Sovereign Identity) is a popular topic in the field of Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT) with over 75 implementations of the DID standards being submitted to W3C. It is an enabling technology for DLT, as it allows the creation of trust through identification in an online setting. This is crucial for both the internet and DLT as identifying who you interact with online can prevent many cases of fraud, disinformation,…

Dev Status Update — November, 2020

Dev Status Update — November, 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 read. 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 were…

IOTA Newsletter #26 — IOTA Streams, Smart Contracts, Pollen v0.3.0, NEDO partnership & more.

IOTA Newsletter #26 — IOTA Streams, Smart Contracts, Pollen v0.3.0, NEDO partnership & more.IOTA Smart Contracts Pre-Alpha ReleasedA Platform for Scalable, Feeless and Flexible Smart Contracts. We presented our state-of-the-art implementation of the IOTA Smart Contract Protocol (ISCP), the first scalable, feeless and flexible implementation of smart contracts on the IOTA network.Read MoreIOTA Joins Project Funded by Japanese National R&D agency NEDO to Build AI and DLT-based Predictive Maintenance…

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