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IOTA at the Odyssey Hackathon 2019
From the 11th to the 15th of April the biggest DLT & AI hackathon in the world took place in Groningen, The Netherlands. The Odyssey Hackathon returned for its third year with 99 highly motivated and capable teams who were supported by 200 so called Jedi?s (volunteering experts with specializations in all kinds of fields like Legal, Tech, Business, etc.). The IOTA Foundation was there to support the teams working with IOTA technology both as a Sponsor / Ecosystem Member and with Jedi?s helping IOTA using teams out. The end result is eight teams participating using IOTA technology in six of the 20 different tracks with three of these teams winning their track. This is a writeup about how the Hackathon went down.
April 22, 2019 3:43 PM

IOTA Crypto Core FPGA 4th Progress Report
This is my 4th progress report. In case you missed the 3rd: link The third milestone has been finished! I was asked a lot to give an ELI5 about the project. So I try :) FPGA is an abbreviation for ?Field Programmable Gate Array?. Digital logic can be described in a hardware description language like VHDL or Verilog and synthesis-Tools can synthesize digital hardware out of these descriptions. You could see it this way: CPUs are executing programs. An FPGA can be configured to run e.g. CPUs which execute programs :) FPGAs often are used for prototyping hardware which could later be used for manufacturing ASICs (real chips). ASICs are a lot faster and need less energy but they are immensely expensive to manufacture (6 digit amount). And if something changed???for instance a new hashing algorithm???the chip would have to be manufactured completely new.
April 22, 2019 6:41 AM

Iota, IoT Firm Evrythng Partner to Increase Transparency for Consumer Goods Supply Chain
Iota and internet of things (IoT) firm Evrythng announced a partnership to combine and apply their distributed ledger and IoT technologies to provide greater transparency for consumer goods supply chains. The news was revealed in a press release on April 17. According to the press release, Evrythng?s focus is to implement IoT and DLT technology to create unique, interactive and trackable identities for consumer products, with the aim of fostering greater transparency for both supply chain stakeholders and consumers. The partnership will reportedly see Evrythng?s Blockchain Integration Hub expand to include integrations with Iota?s distributed ledger protocol, known as Tangle.
April 19, 2019 7:11 AM

Exclusive Interview to Dave De Fijter - IOTA Hispano
Dave joined the IOTA Foundation by July 2018 as Online Communiy Liaison and has been contributing since then to keep things sharp at Slack and Discord, key places for IOTA community to discuss different topics and organize itself. At certain point Slack ended up not being able to handle the vast IOTA community and Dave contributed planning the Slack-Discord migration. Since he has a tech background (ICT Degree at Rotterdam University), he soon became developer advocate and started conducting Twitch sessions to guide users step by step on mounting a Full Node, Bootstraping IOTA?s Data Marketplace or creating testnets. This videos can be viewed at IF Youtube Channel.
April 18, 2019 10:29 AM

New IOTA Page On LIDBOT Website
We are building the framework for the future of waste management. Where a cities waste bins can request pickups autonomously. Where a pickup agent could be paid per bin they change with a micro-transaction. Where waste data is secured on an immutable distributed ledger. IOTA is a foundation dedicated to providing a permissionless open-source distributed ledger for the IOT economy. Enabling machine-to-machine interactions like the transfer of data and money. Because the ledger is distributed, it also enables a trustless ecosystem. This means once the data or transaction is stored on IOTA?s ledger - The Tangle, it becomes impossible to edit or delete.
April 17, 2019 11:34 PM

Arthur and Tezos featured in Yahoo News: Crypto price crash actually good for business, say entrepreneurs.
Jo Hannaford is one of the most senior technology leaders in British banking Entrepreneurs building cryptographic projects and blockchain technology think the crash in cryptocurrency prices is actually good for business. ?I?m going to repeat something that everyone says in this ecosystem but it?s true: when you?re in crypto winter, people actually are building cool technology as opposed to watching prices on the ticker and I think that?s healthy,? said Arthur Breitman, one of the developers of Tezos, a platform for building decentralised apps. Breitman?s view was echoed by others across the first day of the Paris Blockchain Week summit on Tuesday, which brought together developers, entrepreneurs, policy makers, and investors.
April 17, 2019 8:10 PM

Fireside Chat With Dominik Schiener, Co-Founder Of IOTA (New York)
From IOTA NYC Meetup: Beyond Blockchain Dominik Schiener, Co-founder of the IOTA Foundation, will be joining us for a special evening in New York City on Friday, April 26th! Dominik rarely comes to the states, so this is a special opportunity for community members in New York to meet a founding member of one of the largest distributed ledger protocols in the world. Come prepared to ask questions, learn about upcoming developments related the IOTA protocol, and connect with the IOTA NYC community. Food and drinks will be provided for guests. About Dominik Schiener Dominik is a young entrepreneur from Italy focused on realizing the Machine Economy. Already since an early age he was involved heavily in the Blockchain ecosystem, with his first (unsuccessful) startup in Switzerland in 2013 at the age of 17. He is the Co-Founder of IOTA, a disruptive new technology that enables machines to store and send money frictionlessly between one another. In 2017 he co-founded the IOTA Foundation and established Germany?s first non-profit foundation which enables and fosters permissionless ecosystems powered by distributed ledgers. Currently he co-leads the IOTA Foundation and oversees the overall realization of the vision and the partnerships with multinational companies, NGO?s and governments. The main challenge he?s working on right now is how to bring a nascent technology like IOTA to market-readiness - and thus unleash its full potential for society to benefit from it. About The IOTA Foundation The IOTA Foundation was established in Germany as a formal, non-profit organisation (?gemeinnützige Stiftung?) in 2017 by Dominik Schiener and David Sønstebø. In order to drive the future economy of interconnected and autonomous devices, the IOTA Founders developed the ideas behind IOTA and the Tangle architecture on which it is based and organized a crowdsale at the end of 2015 to help fund its development. Raising a little over $500k USD worth of Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies, and without any pre-allocation or special treatment of any kind to any of the Founders or developers, the entire token supply (which can never change) was distributed pro-rata to the crowdsale participants on the genesis transaction. Subsequently, the IOTA Founders asked these initial IOTA token holders to donate a portion of their holdings back, receiving roughly 5% of the total IOTA token supply, to endow what would ultimately become the IOTA Foundation which was officially chartered in Berlin, Germany on November 3rd, 2017. The IOTA Founders designed the foundational layer of IOTA to be open-source, free to use and led by an independent and neutral non-profit entity that could bring together governments and industries to help achieve the IOTA vision.
April 17, 2019 11:44 AM

IOTA and EVRYTHNG Collaboration: This is how you make a transparent supply chain
The collaboration between IOTA and EVRYTHNG announced today is designed specifically for making product supply chains transparent in order to meet the urging demands for sustainability from people and planet alike. Supply chains are complex systems that currently lack transparency. Increasing transparency among supply chain stakeholders is already a daunting task. Exposing this transparency to consumers is even more difficult. But what if consumers could demand transparency? Today?s consumers want to make informed choices about the products they purchase. Particularly in the food and fashion industry, provenance data can help consumers assess the authenticity and sustainability of the products they purchase.
April 17, 2019 10:06 AM

Privacy aware IOTA ledger: Decentralized mixing and unlinkable IOTA transactions
IOTA is a distributed ledger technology for the Internet-of-Things (IoT) industry. The protocol distinguishes itself from existing distributed ledgers by being formed on a directed acyclic graph. To enable micro-transactions for smart devices, it uses a scalable approach for network growth and transaction confirmations. Being a public distributed ledger, the transactions on the ledger are completely transparent hence opening up the possibilities for linking and identification attacks. Different promising privacy enhancing techniques have been proposed for improving anonymity in distributed ledgers. However, many of the proposed approaches provide security guarantees only against Elliptic Curve Digital Signature (ECDSA) schemes and thus become incompatible with the IOTA ledger because IOTA uses quantum resilient hash-based signatures. While centralized solutions can still work with IOTA ledger for enhancing privacy, they are still proprietary and prone to single point of failures. We propose a novel decentralized mixing protocol for the IOTA ledger that incorporates a combination of decryption mixnets and multi-signatures. Our technique does not require any (trusted or accountable) third party and it is completely compatible with the IOTA protocol. Analysis of our results for this technique shows that the security and privacy are guaranteed even in the presence of malicious entities in the system. Our technique provides strong privacy to the IOTA ledger and the degree of anonymity it adds, protects entities against identification and linking attacks.

Massive $1 Million Bitcoin (BTC) Bounty Revealed Plus Ripple and XRP, Ethereum, Tron, Litecoin, Cardano, IOTA
From a huge Bitcoin bounty to a new milestone for Litecoin, here?s a look at some of the stories breaking in the world of crypto. A treasure hunt for $1 million worth of Bitcoin is underway, thanks to a mysterious message from space. According to an anonymous message broadcast on a satellite operated by Blockstream, the keys to a million-dollar Bitcoin wallet have been split into a thousand pieces. The first person to collect 400 of those pieces can unlock the treasure using ?the magic of the wizard Shamir? ? a reference to a cryptographic algorithm called Shamir?s Secret Sharing, which was developed by Adi Shamir back in 1979.
April 16, 2019 9:28 PM

ICT Software Architecture!
GitHub is home to over 31 million developers working together to host and review code, manage projects, and build software together. This paper documents architectural design choices in regards to the implementation of Ict. It was written with the intent to be used as a reference for completely rewriting the current Java prototype (this repository) from scratch and utilizing the knowledge that was gained during the development of the first Ict iteration. The Iota Controlled agenT (Ict) is an IOTA node. In contrast to IRI, it is a light-weight node designed specifically for the Internet-of-Thing. It provides a basic gossip protocol which can be extended with various functionality through the IOTA eXtending Interface (IXI). This modular design enables the customization of the core node, allowing for all kinds of extensions to be plugged in. Ict nodes are intended to be used for a specific use cases in contrast to the IRI full node that provides general access to the Tangle while the applications are running remotely and connecting through the client libraries. Instead, the applications in Ict - the IXI modules - are working closely with the node and define how it behaves and which transactions it processes.
April 14, 2019 2:08 PM

Global snapshot finished. Compass now running on the Mainnet! IRI 1.7.0 released.
Create your free GitHub account today to subscribe to this repository for new releases and build software alongside 31 million developers. GalRogozinski released this Apr 10, 2019
April 10, 2019 1:19 PM

Running the IOTA CClient library on ESP32
CClient is an IOTA client library implemented in C. This is one of the modules in the entangled project. This post outlines how to run CClient in the ESP32 development framework. If you are new to ESP32, please follow this document to build and run a hello_world example. Below we describe the CClient build. Requirements: Step 1: checkout and initialize the project This example project calls iota_client_get_node_info() to fetch node information and prints it out on the terminal. Let?s setup the WiFi SSID and password for your project. Note: ESP32 only supports the WiFi 2.4GHz channel. Navigate to IOTA CClient Configuration and input your SSID and password.
April 09, 2019 3:08 PM

Open source coordinator on Mainnet is almost ready
Coordicide, the effort of removing the Coordinator from the IOTA networks, is well under way in its research phase. One step in the journey towards Coordicide is making the inner workings of the current network set-up fully transparent. We want to do that with an open-sourced version of the Coordinator running on Mainnet. The open source Coordinator, called Compass, was originally released a few months back. One of its main functions was that it allowed anyone to set up a private network, run tests, or develop PoCs more easily than before. Part of the plan was always to have the Coordinator run on all official IOTA networks. Compass has now been running tested on the Spamnet and Devnet for quite some time. Now the time has come for the final step???Mainnet.
April 08, 2019 2:09 PM

IOTA becomes founding member of International Association of Trusted Blockchain Applications
IOTA Foundation, a non-profit foundation focused on distributed ledger technology (DLT) and permissionless ecosystem development, announced it has joined the International Association of Trusted Blockchain Applications (INATBA) as a founding member. INATBA?s core directive is to promote the use of DLT technology by developing a predictable, transparent and trust-based global framework. INATBA offers developers and users of DLT a global forum to interact with regulators and policymakers and bring DLT and blockchain technology to the next stage. The initiative is an outgrowth of the EU Blockchain Industry Round Table, a European Commission-hosted group convened to identify the right conditions for DLT to flourish. The Association was legally formed in March 2019 with more than 100 founding members, including major DLT and blockchain providers, large-scale users, start-ups, and business and sectoral associations. Digital Signing at the European Commission Headquarters The digital signing of the INATBA Charter at the European Commission headquarters was hosted by European Commissioner Mariya Gabriel, who gave a keynote speech, and Director-General Roberto Viola. The digital signatures were hashed on IOTA?s Tangle network, in addition to other DLTs, to create an immutable audit trail of the signing. In connection with the founding of the Association, Julie Maupin, IOTA?s Director of Social Impact and Public Regulatory Affairs, was elected to serve on the INATBA board of directors. For more information on INATBA, visit: For information on IOTA and its work with regulators and policymakers, please visit:
April 08, 2019 10:37 AM

Topocare summary: IOTA Pay per Use on Hannover Fair
Summary of the Hannover fair experience by topocare The ?pay per use? or ?pay on production? PoC realizes a machine payment for every production step undertaken. The IOTA token are transferred directly when a production step is reached. In the PoC the textile consumption is monitored by the machine, which triggers the payment. The machine is operating its own IOTA wallet and initiating the transaction of IOTA token based on the monitoring. The amount transferred for each production step is 3 IOTA which represents a micro-transaction of a approximately 0,0000009 Euro. Due to the fact that a transaction has to be confirmed within the IOTA tangle it needs some time to be accepted. The machine is monitoring the transaction process and is promoting or reattaching a transaction, if it was not confirmed within a certain time. The average confirmation time was 3?5 minutes.
April 08, 2019 5:03 AM

For beginners: Upload Images onto the IOTA Tangle
Purpose of this program: to upload and store images onto the IOTA Tangle. This article assumes you have Python installed on your machine (I used a Raspberry Pi). To install python and/or use a terminal refer to any of my previous articles. Contact me if you are stuck. Also please let me know if you see anything that needs improvement. To communicate with the IOTA tangle you need to install the PyOTA library ( sudo apt-get install libffi-dev (to avoid the error: ?failed building wheel for cryptography?) git clone
April 08, 2019 12:56 AM

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