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Welcome Alisa Maas to the IOTA Foundation

Alisa Maas graduated in Business Administration and has been active in the fields of mobility, IoT, logistics and fleet management since early 2010, gaining extensive topic expertise with regard to digital business models and product development. In her role as Senior Product and Marketing Manager at Daimler FleetBoard GmbH, she successfully led several projects and product launches focused on Internet-of-Things and telematics-based services. Alisa defined the overall product and business strategy for the first open…

The Tangle: an Illustrated Introduction 1

This is the first in a series of beginner level posts, aimed at those who want to learn more about how IOTA works under the hood. We will loosely follow the whitepaper, but go a bit slower and add some pictures to clarify the basic concepts. In this article, we introduce the tangle, explain what it is, and how we study it mathematically in the IOTA research team. To understand the tangle, we need to learn about what computer scientists call a directed graph. A directed graph is a collection of vertices (squares), which are…

IOTA: How everyone can contribute

IOTA: How everyone can contribute 1. Developing Although IOTA has achieved tremendous success and partnerships other projects would pant for, it is still in its infancy: the product is not yet market-ready (which, by the way, is the goal for late 2018) so there is still room to play around with it, find bugs or simply develop some great stuff for a whole new economy (what an opportunity!). A project like IOTA would be lost without developers contributing new ideas, products and also constructive criticism. What can you do?…

Must-Have Feature Checklist for any Iota Wallet

Must-Have Feature Checklist for any Iota Wallet These are some must-have features, in no particular order, for a well functioning and usable wallet. This list is not exhaustive, so any suggestions would be appreciated.Automatic node selection. Absolute majority of users doesn’t know or care what node they’re connected to, as long as it works. Also, if node goes down or out of sync, the wallet should connect to a new node without any user input. Maybe even hit multiple nodes in parallel for extra speed (for refreshing…

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