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Streaming Data Payment Protocol (SDPP) on IOTA

What is it? And what does it mean for IOTA? As the IOTA team keeps working on the core platform, we are starting to see 2nd and 3rd layer applications emerge. In keeping with the much used analogy, these projects are the SSL or HTTP to the TCP/IP of distributed ledger technology.I was recently enthralled by the paper for Streaming Data Payment Protocol (SDPP) on top of IOTA’s Tangle. In this post, I’m going to summarize it, attempt to break it down in terms that you and I can understand, and give my take on what it…

WEBINAR: Kontakt.io and IOTA

Together with sensor-equipped tags and the IoT application platform, the IOTA module will become part of Kontakt.io’s turnkey offering for healthcare and supply chain. Kontakt.io has already developed a working prototype of this solution and has scheduled first commercial rollouts later this year. The next goal is to offer IOTA beacons in prototyping kits. Both Kontakt.io and IOTA are going to talk about their technology as well as the future outlook for IoT and Distributed Ledger Technologies in a joint webinar on today:…

UNOPS and IOTA collaborate to bring transparency and efficiency to UN work

A Memorandum of Understanding was signed in New York and Berlin.The two organizations have partnered to explore how IOTA’s innovative technology — which provides an open-source distributed ledger for data management — can increase the efficiency of UNOPS operations.“We share a vision where machines, devices, sensors and people connect and communicate to each other — it’s the world of ‘Industry 4.0.’ Harnessing technology that allows for these processes to work simultaneously, without the need for intermediaries, will…

UNOPS and IOTA collaborate to bring transparency and efficiency to UN work

A Memorandum of Understanding was signed in New York and Berlin.The two organizations have partnered to explore how IOTA’s innovative technology – which provides an open-source distributed ledger for data management – can increase the efficiency of UNOPS operations.“We share a vision where machines, devices, sensors and people connect and communicate to each other - it's the world of 'Industry 4.0.' Harnessing technology that allows for these processes to work simultaneously, without the need for intermediaries,…

Are machines with wallets the next big thing in Industry 4.0?

“Give a small boy a hammer, and he will find that everything he encounters needs pounding”Abraham Kaplan This quote accurately describes how researchers in industry and academia alike tend to approach new problems. When “blockchain” first came to my attention courtesy of a highly enthusiastic colleague, it appeared to be just another hammer. In order to assist him with his work – and experiencing a certain amount of FOMO – I decided to help him look for actual use cases for distributed ledger technology (DLT) in our field,…

Sign-up for the webinar on May 22nd: Learn how IOTA and Kontakt.io

Sign-up for the webinar on May 22nd: Learn how IOTA and Kontakt.io will enable smart sensors and secure telemetry data in global supply chainsKontakt.io, a leading IoT (Internet of Things) location platform provider and the IOTA Foundation, will collaborate to integrate IOTA’s next generation distributed ledger technology with Kontakt.io’s location platform. The integration will enable tamper-proof and chargeable readings of smart sensor data. This will equip healthcare operators and supply chain firms which monitor…

Why IOTA could change how patient health data is used?

The reason why we developed the open source IOTA Xamarin chat app Chiota At PACT Care, we have created the healthcare chatbot Florence, a virtual health assistant tool available at popular messaging platforms (e.g. Facebook Messenger, Skype, Slack). Through this assistant, users can, for example, ask questions about a health topic, create reminders for their medication or track their weight stats. All these interactions create a significant amount of patient-generated health data (PGHD) that can be very useful to share with…

IOTA Foundation is officially sponsoring the Blockchain for Peace Innovation Alliance

The 2018 Symposium "NextTech Peacekeeping" was held by Germany and built upon the momentum and resulting initiatives from the three prior symposia: “Awareness, Protection, Innovation” (hosted by Korea in 2016), “Innovation and Next-Generation Peacekeeping” (hosted by Austria in 2015), and “Exploring New Partnerships” (hosted by Italy in 2014).The event attracted over 180 in attendance: senior-level military and civilian representatives from Member States, delegates from academia, research institutions, and other United…

IOTA Trinity Wallet Update – 21st May

Here's this week's update:Shared:Updated: Additional translation strings Updated: Add node sync check before sending transfers Updated: Add additional alert when waiting for other transfers to confirm Updated: Add additional alert when funds are detected at spent addresses Updated: Add additional spentFrom validation check prior to sending a transfer Fixed: Refine account syncing to accommodate better for out of sync nodes Fixed: Display an alert if auto-promotion fails due to lack of remote PoW…

Smart Flood Protection Using the IOTA distributed ledger

topocare sees itself as an innovator in flood protection. From machinery to IoT-based solutions.The POC is to connect our machine and infrastructure data as well as data of a flood protection supply chain to the tangle to ensure data integrity while interacting with several parties and devices. #1 machine: pay-on-production Enabling a new business modelOur machines are able to produce and place huge sand filled geotextile tubes directly on site. Some people describe these tubes as "large, endless sandbags". Beside being…

Local modifiers in the Tangle by Serguei Popov

Abstract As of today, there are many cryptocurrency systems around. They mostly share one common feature: all participants of the network interpret the same ledger in the same way. In this paper, we introduce the idea of local modifiers: the nodes of the network can interact with the ledger in different ways, depending on various kinds of information locally available to them. We then argue that such an approach permits to increase the security and the scalability of the Tangle.Read MoreReferences M. Menshikov,…

SSL/TLS for IRI: Using HTTPS with the Upcoming Trinity Wallet

With the Trinity mobile beta approaching, it is important that node owners are suitably prepared. Mobile app stores require that all data traffic is encrypted with SSL/TLS. If you’re not sure what SSL and TLS do, here’s a quick video to explain it:What does SSL/TLS mean for Trinity? Mandatory SSL/TLS is necessary in Trinity for a few reasons. First, Apple requires App Transport Security (ATS) to be enabled in all apps submitted to the App Store. Developers who submit apps without ATS must justify their decision to…

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