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Announcing the Development of Qubic Lite - a Community Implementation of the Qubic Protocol

Announcing the Development of Qubic Lite - a Community Implementation of the Qubic Protocol Qubic has been the most exciting topic and source of wild speculations in the IOTA community for the last two months now. Those who took their dive into the technology described by the IOTA Foundation are slowly getting a better picture of its intriguing and unique nature.However, projects with a potential impact of this size have to be thought through in concept accurately and designed very carefully. Qubic is a huge undertaking…

A brief review of our second IOTA Argentina Community Meetup with Serguei Popov

Yesterday, Friday 22 of June, we had our second IOTA Community Meetup down here in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Despite the fact of being a purely grassroots group, we managed to get ourselves a hell of speaker: Serguei Popov, matemathician and IOTA Cofounder. Strictly speaking this was our second Meetup in Buenos Aires. We had the first one in May at Taringa! Headquarters, hosted by Matías Botbol (Taringa! CEO). Yesterday’s was a bit bigger and we already are planning to give the next step in terms of size for July with the…

IOTA Deepdive #2: Future Proof

The Internet of Things is expected to consist of 30 billion connected devices by 2020. How would a distributed ledger ever be able to handle such a large scale of transactions, while running on low-end devices? In this blog, I will continue my explanation on how IOTA is planning to improve the maximum throughput of the system to scale towards mass adoption. Vision of IOTA The IOTA platform is specifically designed for the Internet of Things (IoT). Any device connected to the internet is an IoT device. In recent years, many…

Exclusive interview with Terry Shane, a few more reasons why to bet on IOTA

A few months ago, I was surfing the internet searching for IOTA news when I came across a video titled 100 Billion Reasons Why… it made me see beyond the current limitations of Blockchain and also showed me the advantages of IoT technology more explicitly. This speech at the Blockchain Opportunities Summit, held in Toronto, was given by Terry Shane President & CEO of Refined Data Solutions and Founder at the bIOTAsphereCarpincho Dem introduced me to him and from there and after dozens of emails, we were able to…

Kontakt.io empowers businesses by bridging the gap between real and digital.

Kontakt.io empowers businesses by bridging the gap between real and digital.This is how the company summarizes what it does. It might sound like yet another startup trying to change the world, but Kontakt.io has managed to become the leading company in the field of bluetooth proximity technologies worldwide with clients including the city of London and the FC Porto football club. Yet why would such a successful company partner up with IOTA?FactBox:– Founded in 2013– A leading global provider of proximity…

Deciphering Masked Authentication Message (MAM)

MAM, currently one of IOTA’s best features, aims to become a standard for IoT devices, even though it is still under development. News about a full-featured rewrite of MAM: MAM+ was recently announced by the IOTA Foundation over a recent blog about the current state of its R&D projects.In this short article you will learn about how to use MAM with your projects. But first, and before we begin coding, I highly recommend you to read:IOTA: MAM Eloquently Explained. ABmushi, the author, will help understand perfectly…

… to move IOTA forward. Report from the publicIOTA project

Our vision: „The real IOTA revolution will take place when applications are realized that benefit the industry as well as investors, and when the broader population understands and accepts IOTA as well as recognizes benefits in their daily lives. publicIOTA wants to support this process as an independent group“In May 2018 it was time. We have launched our website, which is the external presentation of our work. Now this is exactly one month online and is gradually filled with quality content. We have set up the following…

WZL x GCX x IOTA — Status Report 01

About data acquisition and first transactions Co-Authors: Semjon Becker, Sascha Kamps and Philipp Niemietz. What’s this PoC about? The subject of this Proof of Concept (PoC) is an industrial fineblanking machine type XFT 2500 speed from Feintool AG. Fineblanking is a metal cutting process designed for mass production, e.g. for the manufacturing of brake calliper carriers or belt straps. Fineblanked components thus often perform safety-relevant tasks, e.g. in automobiles. The following video shows the fineblanking machine,…

Private Key Reuse Detected — What it means and how to unblock your funds

Under certain circumstances the Iota GUI wallet displays this warning:It has detected that you are about to issue a new transaction that would potentially put your funds at risk and prevents you from doing so. Effectively the funds are blocked now.This a two part story. Read about the what this error means and how you ended up in this situation in the first part of this article. The second part will cover everything you need to get access to your funds again: Key Reuse detected! How to unblock your funds. Contents:…

Fujitsu Opens Blockchain Innovation Center in Belgium. What Is Fujitsu’s Objective?

Belgium, One of Europe's Political and Economic CentersBelgium is a country located in Western Europe. The country's capital, Brussels, is a major city in Europe ranked 21st in the Global Power City Index (GPCI) 2017 (*1). Brussels is also known as "Little Paris" due to the beauty of its cityscapes. Many headquarters of international organizations from all over Europe are located in Brussels, and three-quarters of the activities of the European Parliament are held in the city. Therefore, Brussels is regarded as the de…

IOTA and SinoPac team up to collaborate on digital innovations in the financial sector

SinoPac and the IOTA Foundation signed a Memorandum of Understanding coming into effect immediately. The two parties will collaborate on exploring the new digital innovation landscape made possible by the IOTA Tangle technology.SinoPac is one of the largest Taiwan-based financial holding companies which operate through the Asia Pacific. SinoPac, which has been exploring blockchain and distributed ledger technologies (DLT) is now collaborating with the IOTA Foundation to explore the IOTA Tangle, an open-source…

Integrating physical devices with IOTA — WiFi edition

This is the second part in a series of beginner tutorials on integrating physical devices with IOTA. In this tutorial we are going to recreate the project from the first tutorial replacing hard wiring with WiFi communication. Introduction This is the second part in a series of beginner tutorials where we explore integrating physical devices with the IOTA protocol. In this tutorial we are basically recreating the same use-case as in the first tutorial. This time however, instead of having our relay module hard wired to a…

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