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Exclusive interview to the Oyster protocol team before Mainnet release

Some weeks ago we contacted Oyster Protocol to see if they would like to give us an interview and the team thought that, while working in the release of their mainnet, it could be a good idea to tell IOTA Hispano readers a bit about what they are working on. Oyster is one of the first projects that plans to use the Tangle as backbone for file storage. Fortunately, Nicolas Pedroso from IOTA Hispano editor team, has been following this project for some time now and was happly willing to conduct the interview.Note:…

Welcome Richard Soley to the IOTA Foundation

Dr. Richard Mark Soley is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of OMG ®, Executive Director of the Cloud Standards Customer Council, and Executive Director of the Industrial Internet Consortium.As Chairman and CEO of OMG, Dr. Soley is responsible for the vision and direction of the world’s largest consortium of its type. Dr. Soley joined the nascent OMG as Technical Director in 1989, leading the development of OMG’s world-leading standardization process and the original CORBA specification. In 1996, he led the effort to…

Serguei Popov, one of the main contributions in IOTA

The Russian mathematician Serguei Popov, professor of the Institute of Mathematics, Statistics and Scientific Computing (Imecc) of Unicamp, is one of the creators of Iota, cryptocurrency launched in 2015 with the proposal to introduce innovations in that segment. One of the differentials of the digital currency is that it dispenses the collection of fees to make the transactions viable, in addition to having been designed to be applied to the Internet of Things (IoT). In the interview that follows, the teacher talks about…

Configure your node for Trinity

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…

Biometrics meets “Blockchain” or Identity x IOTA

Distributed Ledger Technologies (DLT) are still a young, but very powerful domain. Unfortunately, most people only focus on one application group (crypto currencies), while there are plenty and even more interesting usages to be explored, build and integrated into real life. One of the next generation DLTs named IOTA/ Tangle (based on a Directed Acyclic Graph, instead of blockchain), points out identity, mobility, supply chain, healthcare and many more application groups to explore on a scalable, zero fee based decentralised…

Splitting Transactions on the Tangle

One of the key challenges we need to solve upfront implementing a way to split transactions on the tangle. In the case of Tanglefy, this is so the platform can take a small fee to keep the lights on, but one could imagine needing to split transactions for other reasons. For example, you could use this approach to automatically pay vendors whenever a product is sold, or perhaps 2 or more parties could sell a product together, each taking a predetermined share of the revenue.Now I will note that this is a centralized…

IOTA is part of the Climate Chain Coalition

The Climate Chain Coalition (CCC) is an open global initiative to support collaboration among members and stakeholders to advance blockchain (distributed ledger technology) and related digital solutions (e.g. IoT, big data) to help mobilize climate finance and enhance MRV (measurement, reporting and verification) to scale climate actions for mitigation and adaptation.During the One Planet Summit on December 12, 2017 in Paris, France (the 2nd anniversary of the Paris Agreement), a multi-stakeholder group of 12 organizations…

Welcome Jakub Cech to the IOTA Foundation

Jakub Cech is a product manager and software engineer, whose areas of interest are in learning algorithms, distributed systems programming, programming for parallel computing platforms, and cloud microservices. Jakub studied Artificial intelligence programming at the Faculty of Informatics, Masaryk University, Brno, Czech republic. He also holds a degree in Economics from the same university.Most recently, Jakub worked as a Program Manager at Microsoft, Norway. There, he contributed to projects building on social…

First of the New Testnets Live

No problem, let me send you a few GIOTA to play with. — G. Mandolfo The Testnet: A Brief History Unfortunately, those aren’t real IOTA. As some of you who follow Discord rather closely may know, the IOTA Foundation operates a separate Tangle we call simply “the testnet”. Indeed, the name is almost self-explanatory: it’s a version of the Tangle meant for testing — apps, new versions of IRI, bug fixes, and so on. Or at least, it was meant for those things. As the testnet became more widely used — by exchanges for on-boarding…

IOTA Deepdive #1: Consensus on the Tangle

IOTA is one of the first cryptocurrencies to work without a Blockchain. The IOTA Foundation, the creators of IOTA, has improved upon the concept of Blockchain and created “The Tangle”, which is a Directed Acyclic Graph (DAG) application that holds many of the same properties as Blockchain, but without some of the issues. IOTA improves upon blockchain technology by being able to scale, have no fee’s and be quantum resistant. In this series of blogs, I am going to explain how IOTA has managed to make such massive improvements…

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:…

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