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  • Eric Hop: September was all about testing the Qubic programming language Abra and creating its initial support library, which is written in Abra of course. While creating the support library, the need arose to be able to verify all kinds of ideas. This resulted in a parallel trajectory where a simple Abra language parser was

  • Clara Shikhelman: Validity in the Tangle: The good, the bad, and the ugly This article discusses how we can assess the validity of a transaction in a distributed ledger, and the particular issues we face in the case of the Tangle. To begin with, let’s look at blockchain data structures. In a blockchain, before users attach

  • David Sønstebø: Florian Doebler is an Economist and Entrepreneur with a focus on behavioral science and international development. He joins the IOTA Foundation as Social Impact & Donor Relations Coordinator at our headquarters in Berlin. During his studies in Munich and Vienna his academic interest centered around the sustainable governance of commons throughout economic history and the

  • Oslo, Norway, July 2018 — ENGIE Lab CRIGEN and The IOTA Foundation (IOTA) signed a Memorandum of Understanding to cooperate in experimentation with the IOTA Tangle in the Energy and related IoT domains. ENGIE Lab CRIGEN is the corporate research center of the ENGIE Group, a global energy player and an expert operator in electricity, natural gas

  • David Sønstebø: Mark Nixon joins IOTA to head up the Smart City Program. He brings a wealth of experience gained across the TMT sector having held senior commercial and operational roles for 3Com, Verizon, Nokia, O2 and most recently Huawei where he led the Business Consulting Practice in MENA. Mark started his career in Telecommunications 30 years ago with the British Army “Royal

  • Jan Pauseback: People often ask me what Blockchain or Distributed Ledger Technology is. As a technical analyst, it is part of my job to explain it to them. However some technologies are extremely difficult to explain in a simple fashion. DLT or Distributed Ledger Technology is one of those cases. Even for people with a

  • David Sønstebø: Michele Nati, PhD has 15 years of experience in the fields of data and IoT, working on research and development and recently on innovation in a number of roles, from Academia to SMEs to government organisations. During his career he pioneered and touched all the technologies and aspects that helped to create the connected

  • Hans Moog: A development status update Over the last few months, the IOTA network has seen a significant increase in activity as more and more developers start to implement solutions based on the Tangle. While this is a very promising development, reflecting the increasing adoption of IOTA, it also results in an increase in database size,

  • David Sønstebø: 陳志誠 (Sam Chen) is a software engineer based in Taiwan, with experience in embedded systems, the Android framework, and software integration. He holds a Bachelor of Science with specialization in computer science and studied electronic engineering in industrial high school. Sam has helped IC design companies to develop smart-TVs, set-top boxes and media players and

  • Gur Huberman: Two forms of money are familiar: token- and ledger-based. The former consists of coins and bills. Possession of the tokens amounts to their ownership. The history of their possession is irrelevant to their current status. Ideally the tokens are scarce, verifiable, durable, portable, unforgeable, fungible. Usually governments produce them. Traditional ledger-based money relies

  • David Sønstebø: Brord van Wierst is a full stack programmer with a focus on creating complex programming infrastructure and server-side data management. He graduated only 2 years ago with a Bachelors in Computer Science from the Hogeschool Arnhem Nijmegen, in the Netherlands. Since a young age, Brord has shown interest in how programs work, tinkering with

  • David Sønstebø: Janine Härtel joins the Mobility & Automotive adoption team as a senior project manager. Since she was a young girl, Janine has driven every car she could get her hands on, old or new, no matter which brand or model. She also loves to watch Formula 1 and DTM. Over the last years Janine

  • David Sønstebø: Hans Moog is a tech enthusiast, hacker and entrepreneur, with 24 years of experience in software development. He studied computer science at the Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich with a focus on cloud computing, IT security and artificial intelligence. He started his first company at the age of 21 and has been part of a number of well-known projects,

  • The IOTA Foundation is proud to announce the public beta release of the Trinity Desktop wallet app. Navin Ramachandran The Trinity Mobile wallet was released to a warm reception earlier this year, addressing many of the usability issues of the standard GUI wallet. Since that time the team has continually iterated and innovated, to bring us closer to a

  • David Sønstebø Casper Eicke Frederiksen is a journalist and communications consultant who initially started writing about politics, social issues, culture and sports, but throughout the years moved on to welfare technology, robotic / digital impact on the labour market, machine learning and AI. Casper studied Journalism at the Danish School of Media and Journalism in Aarhus, Denmark,

  • Jakub Cech We have been hard at work for the past couple of months, making some significant changes to the JavaScript library. The goal was to make the library easier to maintain and make the codebase more developer-friendly. So that not only us, but anyone from our community can easily make changes and add new code. Now, we

  • Rihards Gravis is the lead developer of the Trinity desktop wallet and long standing member of the IOTA community. After graduating from The Vidzeme University of Applied Sciences he has been gaining development-related experience over the past 10 years. He started as a front-end developer and recently led the technical team of an award winning digital agency. For the

  • John D. Licciardello While it took many months (many more than we would have hoped) to establish the legal framework and internal governance model for the IOTA Ecosystem Development Fund (EDF), we are very pleased to put these tasks behind us and finally begin putting these community donated resources towards their intended purpose: fostering a vibrant

  • Darcy Camargo: The Tangle is a complex mathematical object. It has a random structure defined by a separate random agent: the random walk. This makes its study challenging, but also very interesting. In order to systematically study the Tangle and its associated problems, we must first understand its structure. This post presents a brief introduction

  • David Sønstebø: Sergey Ivancheglo lives in Minsk, Belarus. He holds a Bachelor of Science with specialization in electronics and artificial intelligence. He has been working as a software engineer for more than 20 years, and since 2011 he has been primarily focused on Distributed Ledger Technology. Since childhood, Sergey (a.k.a. Come-from-Beyond) has been interested in the development

  • Alisa Maas: Berlin, July 25th, In its efforts to build a permissionless mobility ecosystem, the IOTA Foundation just started a one week Google Design Sprint with Audi Denkwerkstatt — which is Audi’s Think Tank — in Berlin to explore Tangle-based use cases, build a low level prototype and to gather customer feedback. The Audi Denkwerkstatt team consists of seven

  • David Sønstebø: Anes Hodžić is Vice President Digital Transformation and Internet of Things (IoT) at Digital Transformation Office of Airbus Group. He is responsible for strategy and execution of IIoT initiatives across Airbus divisions and drives Digital Transformation of the company on the Group level. He is an execution driven professional with a strong entrepreneurial mindset,

  • Wilfried Pimenta: On 6 July 2018, the +CityxChange proposal was formally invited by the European Commission to become a new smart city lighthouse project, under the “Smart Cities and Communities” call of the EU research and innovation programme Horizon 2020. The proposal was given excellent comments and scores by the experts, and rated among the very best among

  • Charlie Varley: Trinity Mobile Trinity Mobile is currently in public beta, with over 20,000 users worldwide. It is available to download here. Recent Review Approaching a more or less bug-free app, the Trinity Mobile team has had more time to explore new features, revisit existing ones and refine general performance. The last week or two have

  • Eric Hop: Hi everyone, here is the first of the promised status updates about the Qubic project. Our goal is to send out a status update on the 3rd of every month. Last month was a milestone to us because we were finally able to unveil what this mysterious Q project was that had been hinted

  • Eric Hop: Hi everyone, here is the first of the promised status updates about the Qubic project. Our goal is to send out a status update on the 3rd of every month. Last month was a milestone to us because we were finally able to unveil what this mysterious Q project was that had been

  • David Sønstebø: Dr. Klaus Schaaf has been with Volkswagen AG for almost 30 years, mostly in research areas and promoting edge technologies. Most recently Klaus has worked in Volkswagen Group Digitalisation, founded by IOTA supervisory board member Johann Jungwirth, on new products and services. One of the areas has been Software-over-the-Air (OTA) and application of Distributed Ledger Technologies in

  • David Sønstebø: Mark Schmidt is a cryptocurrency enthusiast and entrepreneur. He studied Business Administration at the University of Hamburg and founded several startups — ranging from on demand parceling services, affiliate websites, to developing mobile applications. While still in his teens, he managed professional e-sports teams, such as Trademark Gamers and ASUS. Ever since, Mark has given breath to new projects and

  • Serguei Popov: On the Tangle, White Papers, Proofs, Airplanes, and Local Modifiers With the research, development and ecosystem around the IOTA project really beginning to flourish, and with nearly three years having past since it was first announced to the world, I thought it would be a good time to reflect back on how we

  • Holger Köther: SinoPac and the IOTA Foundation signed a Memorandum of Understanding coming into effect immediately. The two parties will collaborate [1] 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

  • David Sønstebø: Holger Köther is a global Senior Director, Program Manager and IT enthusiast, who has worked over the last 17 years at the multinational corporate IT organizations Siemens and Atos. Since childhood, he always has had a keen interest in hardware, software and programming. Developing his IT skills and knowledge through autodidact learning, Holger became more and more thrilled

  • Article from Edward Greve: We’ve been working very hard the last few months to organize ourselves and our teams, and today I’d like to share a little bit of insight into how this all translates into our Research & Engineering plans for the coming months. First things first— this post is meant only to give some

  • Article from David Sønstebø: Fahad Sheikh is currently working as a consultant with a Fortune 500 client based in Cupertino and has a Bachelor of Science in Biology from the University of Washington. His interests and work involve defining and improving processes to increase operational efficiency and enhance customer experience. On Joining IOTA As a

  • David Sønstebø: „The time has come for details on the most significant project built on top of IOTA. You can now finally learn more about Qubic“: The Qubic platform will be the most significant contribution to the IOTA stack, it will enable unlimited new use cases and turn the IOTA Project into a full solution.

  • Article from Wilfried Pimenta : The IOTA Data Marketplace initiative was launched in Q4 2017 as a joint Proof of Concept (PoC) and open innovation ecosystem. The platform simulates future data exchange and data trading by enabling connected devices to be paid via zero-fee micropayments for data they share securely in real-time over the web. The first phase of

  • Article from Wilfried Pimenta: DNB ASA and the IOTA Foundation signed a cooperation agreement to drive open innovation and co-creation in the space of citizen centric innovation, machine economy and decentralised data marketplaces Oslo, Norway, May 2018 — DNB and the IOTA Foundation (IOTA) signed a Memorandum of Understanding coming into effect immediately. The two parties will collaborate on

  • Article from David Sønstebø: Mathew Yarger is a Cyber Security expert, DoD Certified Forensic Examiner, Certified Ethical Hacker, and experienced Project Manager with National and International scaled projects. Mathew has a diverse Computer Science and Network Security background, and has been getting increasingly involved in Blockchain and Distributed Ledger Technologies (DLTs) over the last 2 years. A longtime proponent

  • Artikel by Navin Ramachandran: The IOTA Foundation is proud to announce the beta release of the Trinity Mobile wallet app. Trinity is the new user-friendly wallet from the IOTA Foundation. A wallet born of the community, earnestly championed by the community, and finally taken under the Foundation’s wing. We hope you all share our excitement for this release! Over

  • Announcement from David Sønstebø: 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

  • 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

  • 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 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

  • 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

  • Dyrell Chapman is an Architectural Technologist and technology enthusiast currently working as the Chief Enterprise Architect at Geometric Energy Corporation. As a co-founder of the company he has been involved in the research and development of numerous projects. He graduated from his program at the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology in Calgary, and has been working at Geometric energy

  • Andrea Villa is a self-taught computer hacker, devops and entrepreneur, with 15 years experience in the field of system administration, information security and networks. Passionate about Linux kernel hacking since a young age, during his MSc in Networks and Operating Systems, he hacked the TOMOYO Mandatory Access Control system, achieving a successful port to the Android

  • Michael Nilles is executive member of the Board of Directors and Chief Digital Officer (CDO) for Schindler. Michael also serves on the Supervisory Board of Deutsche Lufthansa AG. Michael brings more than 20 years of experience spearheading digital innovation and large-scale digital transformations for multi-billion industrial businesses. As an early adopter of the Industrial Internet,

  • Andrew Greve is currently finishing his Ph.D. in Political Science at Rutgers University. He is an avid technophile, and has a strong interest in the intersection of governance and technology. Andrew holds degrees in History and Asia-Pacific Studies from Rowan University and NSYSU, respectively. Andrew is currently based in Taipei, Taiwan. On joining IOTA Just as IOTA is on the

  • An important update to our community and partners Background on the reclaim process — the bundle bug As most members of the IOTA Community know, in October of 2017 a bug was found in the early normalization code for IOTA transaction signature bundles. The details are highly technical, but the intrepid may check out Eric Hop’s excellent blog post