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The initial coin offering (ICO) for IOTA crypto token (IOT) was in 2015. The token started being traded June 2017 by Bitfinex. The exchanged admitted to have been following the development of IOTA for the last year and has publicly supported the project. 

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IOT Latest Updates
October 03, 2018

Welcome Cara Harbor to the IOTA Foundation

Cara Harbor joins The IOTA Foundation as the new Head of Communication. In this role, she will be instrumental in developing The IOTA Foundation’s external and internal communication strategy. She will also lead the charge in ensuring IOTA Foundation news and relevant information is...

From: David Sønstebø

Qubic status update October 3rd 2018

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...

From: Eric Hop

October 01, 2018

One seed to sow your key(s)

IOTA tokens are stored in private, pseudo-anonymous virtual ‘wallets’. Each wallet is identified and protected by a unique access key known as a ‘seed’. Although we call them wallets, they do not actually store the tokens. Think of them as keychains that give you access to the tokens you...

From: Koen Maris

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 a new block to the end of a chain they will...

From: Clara Shikhelman

September 21, 2018

Welcome Florian Doebler to the IOTA Foundation

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...

From: David Sønstebø

September 14, 2018

Resource Tests in Qubic

Special thanks to Paul Handy, Serguei Popov, Navin RamachandranThe Qubic Team at IOTA (Samuel Reid, Paul Handy, Eric Hop, Donald Kelly, CFB) has been developing the concept of Quorum-Based Computations (QBCs) on the IOTA Tangle. The Qubic Protocol intends to establish a global decentralized...

From: Samuel Reid

September 06, 2018

Node configuration for Trinity wallet support

Following the beta release of Trinity Desktop, we have received multiple reports of nodes being incompatible with Trinity Desktop, despite working well with Trinity Mobile.This blog post explains the differences between the mobile and desktop platforms which lead to this issue. We then outline...

From: Rihards Grāvis

ENGIE Lab CRIGEN and the IOTA Foundation to drive DLT innovation in the smart energy ecosystem

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...

From: Wilfried Pimenta

September 05, 2018

Welcome Mark Nixon to the IOTA Foundation

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...

From: David Sønstebø

September 03, 2018

Qubic status update September 3rd 2018

August was all about cleaning up details on the Qubic programming language Abra. We finalized many details associated with the syntax of the language and began understanding user experience implementation aspects of the project. The results are promising and cemented our belief that we should be...

From: Eric Hop

Modelling New Business Models with IOTA

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...

From: Jan Pauseback

September 02, 2018

Welcome Michele Nati to the IOTA Foundation

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...

From: David Sønstebø

September 01, 2018

Coming Up: Local Snapshots

A development status updateOver 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...

From: Hans Moog

August 31, 2018

Welcome Sam Chen to the IOTA Foundation

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...

From: David Sønstebø

August 30, 2018

Welcome Marwen Trabelsi to the IOTA Foundation

Marwen Trabelsi is a software engineer with experience in multi-threading and concurrency in Linux systems. Marwen graduated from the High Institute of Computer Science (Institut supérieur d’Informatique), in Tunis. He was curious about Bitcoin and distributed systems (such as the BitTorrent...

From: David Sønstebø

August 29, 2018

Economics in Cryptoland

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,...

From: Gur Huberman

Welcome Brord van Wierst to the IOTA Foundation

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...

From: David Sønstebø

August 28, 2018

Welcome Janine Härtel to the IOTA Foundation

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...

From: David Sønstebø

Welcome Hans Moog to the IOTA Foundation

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...

From: David Sønstebø

August 25, 2018

Trinity Desktop Beta Release

The IOTA Foundation is proud to announce the public beta release of the Trinity Desktop wallet app.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...

From: Navin Ramachandran

August 17, 2018

Welcome Casper Eicke Frederiksen to the IOTA Foundation

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...

From: David Sønstebø

Beta version of our new JavaScript library, IOTA.JS out now

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...

From: Jakub Cech

August 16, 2018

Welcome Rihards Gravis to the IOTA Foundation

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...

From: David Sønstebø

August 15, 2018

The First Cohort of Ecosystem Development Fund Grantees

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...

From: John D. Licciardello

The many faces of the Tangle

A look at different Tangle behaviorThe 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...

From: Darcy Camargo

August 14, 2018

Welcome Serguei Popov to the IOTA Foundation Board of Directors

Serguei Popov is a research mathematician working in the field of Probability Theory and Stochastic Processes. He graduated from and attained his Ph.D. at the Moscow State University under the supervision of Professor Mikhail Menshikov, with whom he still happily collaborates. Around 20 years...

From: David Sønstebø

Welcome Sergey Ivancheglo to the IOTA Foundation Board of Directors

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...

From: David Sønstebø

August 12, 2018

Blockchained Mobility Hack — Munich, Germany

On the 20–22 July 150 participants got together for two and a half days of hacking for the Blockchained Mobility Hackathon hosted by Datarella. This hackathon brought together a huge number of players in the Mobility industry with the theme: Competition &...

From: Lewis Freiberg

August 04, 2018

Welcome Aaron Alsop to the IOTA Foundation

Aaron Alsop lives in Vancouver, BC Canada and has been in the technology sector for over seventeen years. He has worked as a web developer, system administrator, project manager, and senior leader in Fortune 50 organizations. Previous to the IOTA Foundation, Aaron was the co-founder and CTO of...

From: David Sønstebø

August 03, 2018

Qubic status update August 3rd 2018

July started out with the IOTA Foundation SumSum meeting week in Oslo. That week was very productive in getting the noses in the same direction and collectively coming up with interesting solutions to some of our challenges. Most of those challenges were only indirectly Qubic-related, but of...

From: Eric Hop

Introducing: IOTA Hub!

As our readers may be aware, IOTA is built on a unique architecture that was designed with the IoT environment of the future in mind. This unique architecture has made it more challenging for service providers like exchanges to integrate IOTA compared to traditional blockchains.In particular,...

From: Edward Greve

August 01, 2018

Welcome Dave De Fijter to the IOTA Foundation

Dave de Fijter has always had a thing for technology. Developing simple games and web-applications at a young age got him his first part-time job as soon as he could legally get one at a local company developing web-applications; He has been working in this field ever since. He finished his...

From: David Sønstebø

Alpha

Alpha: playing with randomnessIf you have been following the Illustrated Introduction to the Tangle series, you might remember a mysterious parameter called α, which affects the level of randomness in the random walk. In this article we will go into the specific way in which α affects tip...

From: Alon Gal

July 25, 2018

Audi Think Tank & IOTA Foundation explore Tangle-based mobility use cases

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...

From: Alisa Maas

July 24, 2018

Welcome Anes Hodžić to the IOTA Foundation

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...

From: David Sønstebø

July 22, 2018

Coming Soon: IRI 1.5.2

IRI 1.5.2 will include a couple of important bug fixes that will alleviate the long confirmation time and node responsiveness issues we have seen in recent weeks on mainnet.Announcement: We have setup a new official Twitter account for the latest IOTA engineering news and information, as well...

From: Dominik Schiener

July 18, 2018

IOTA Summer Summit 2018

The team, well part of it, the rest was working on pressing tasks.In the serene surroundings of Norway’s Oslofjord the IOTA Foundation had its first official summit.IOTA SumSum Summary 2018IOTA is well known for both doing things differently and pushing the boundaries from a technological...

From: David Sønstebø

July 09, 2018

[email protected] in Munich 20.-22. July 2018

Co-HACK & Co-DISRUPT to create a new permissionless mobility ecosystem!Berlin, Germany July 9th 2018The transportation and automotive industries are poised for a major transformation in the coming years. Technological advances in electric vehicles, batteries, artificial and geospatial...

From: Alisa Maas

The July 9, 2018 IOTA Snapshot

Next Snapshot: July 9, 2018 @ 08:00 UTCNetwork Restart: July 9, 2018 @ 15:00 UTCAs you probably already know, we are performing global snapshots of the IOTA network on a more or less regular basis. The main motivation for global snapshots is to prune the database and allow smaller nodes to keep...

From: Jakub Cech

July 07, 2018

Green light from the EU Commission for IOTA and the European smart city consortium +CityxChange

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...

From: Wilfried Pimenta

Trinity wallet — Summer Update

Trinity MobileTrinity Mobile is currently in public beta, with over 20,000 users worldwide. It is available to download here.Recent ReviewApproaching 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...

From: Charlie Varley

July 04, 2018

Qubic status update July 3rd 2018

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 at for so...

From: Eric Hop

July 02, 2018

Welcome Klaus Schaaf to the IOTA Foundation

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...

From: David Sønstebø

June 29, 2018

Welcome Mark Schmidt to the IOTA Foundation

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...

From: David Sønstebø

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 got here. This blog post aims to shed some more light...

From: Serguei Popov

June 22, 2018

IOTA and SinoPac team up to collaborate on digital innovations in the financial sector

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...

From: Holger Köther

June 21, 2018

New tip selection algorithm in IRI 1.5.0

IRI 1.5.0 — New tip selection algorithm and other improvementsWe are constantly working on improving the IOTA reference implementation (IRI) and moving it closer to the IOTA white paper. This requires a lot of planning, research, development, and testing of any changes we make. The IRI...

From: Jakub Cech

June 18, 2018

Welcome Holger Köther to the IOTA Foundation

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...

From: David Sønstebø

June 16, 2018

What’s Next: Current IOTA R&D Projects

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...

From: Edward Greve

June 14, 2018

Welcome Fahad Sheikh to the IOTA Foundation

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...

From: David Sønstebø

June 01, 2018

Nordic Semiconductor and NTNU in Norway explore IOTA and the Data Marketplace

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...

From: Wilfried Pimenta

Trinity: Threat Modelling Mitigation Report

The Trinity threat modelling report (available here) produced by Cybersecurity Lab at COMSATS University Islamabad, outlines several important threats. In the interest of full transparency, this article outlines the mitigation efforts that the Trinity team have undertaken, to provide the utmost...

From: Navin Ramachandran

May 31, 2018

DNB teams up with IOTA to explore the Economy of Things and MyData / ‘GDPR as an opportunity’

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 marketplacesOslo, Norway, May 2018 — DNB and the IOTA Foundation (IOTA) signed a Memorandum of...

From: Wilfried Pimenta

May 30, 2018

Welcome Mathew Yarger to the IOTA Foundation

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...

From: David Sønstebø

May 29, 2018

Trinity Mobile Beta Release

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...

From: Navin Ramachandran

May 26, 2018

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...

From: David Sønstebø

May 23, 2018

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,...

From: David Sønstebø

First of the New Testnets Live

No problem, let me send you a few GIOTA to play with. — G. MandolfoThe Testnet: A Brief HistoryUnfortunately, 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...

From: Edward Greve

May 22, 2018

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...

From: Julie Maupin

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...

From: David Sønstebø

May 20, 2018

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...

From: Rajiv Shah

May 16, 2018

Welcome Dyrell Chapman to the IOTA Foundation

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...

From: David Sønstebø

May 15, 2018

Welcome Andrea Villa to the IOTA Foundation

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...

From: David Sønstebø

May 10, 2018

Welcome Michael Nilles to the IOTA Foundation

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...

From: David Sønstebø

May 09, 2018

IOTA Research — Simulations

The IOTA Research team works intensively on the technology behind IOTA. We analyze the Tangle DLT (distributed ledger technology) using both analytical tools and numerical simulations. Recently, IOTA Researcher, Alon Gal, published a blog post about confirmation rates in the Tangle where he...

From: Bartosz Kuśmierz

IOTA Reclaim Identification Verification Process

An important update to our community and partnersBackground on the reclaim process — the bundle bugAs 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...

From: Ralf Rottmann

May 08, 2018

Welcome Andrew Greve to the IOTA Foundation

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....

From: David Sønstebø

May 03, 2018

Blockchaingers 2018 — Boosting Co-Creation with IOTA

As the Internet-of-Things expands, IOTA unveils a new digital Blue Ocean best explored via co-creation. As illustrated recently by breakthrough innovation delivered by Enexis and ElaadNL with the creation of the world’s first IOTA Smart Charging Station, smart innovation often happens where...

From: Wilfried Pimenta

May 02, 2018

IOTA joins the Mobility Open Blockchain Initiative (MOBI)

IOTA Foundation Joins Leading Organizations in Consortium to Explore Distributed Ledger Technology for New Mobility EcosystemIOTA Foundation (IOTA) joins Bosch, Groupe Renault, BMW, Ford, General Motors, ZF, and other mobility and Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT) leaders to form a new...

From: Wilfried Pimenta

April 28, 2018

The April 29, 2018 IOTA Snapshot and IRI 1.4.2.4: Behind the Scenes

Snapshots are described briefly in our FAQ, but the IRI team wanted to take this snapshot as an opportunity to explain in more detail exactly how the process works, and how our node operating community can help. For an excellent overview of how to prepare and update for snapshots as an IOTA...

From: Edward Greve

April 20, 2018

IOTA Partners with InnoEnergy on Smart Energy Community

IOTA, InnoEnergy together with ÖBO and ElaadNL team up to demonstrate the IOTA Tangle on a smart community testbed to explore new business model for e-mobility and smart community energy marketsBerlin, Germany, April 2018 — The IOTA Foundation (IOTA) and InnoEnergy Scandinavia...

From: Wilfried Pimenta

Welcome Umair Sarfraz to the IOTA Foundation

Umair Sarfraz is a software developer with experience in web technologies and a deep interest in distributed systems, software architecture and cloud security.Umair holds degrees in Software Engineering and International Relations. In his pursuit for a Masters degree in Information Security from...

From: David Sønstebø

April 19, 2018

World’s first IOTA Smart Charging Station

On Wednesday the 18th of April ElaadNL released the first charging station in the world where charging and paying can be done with IOTA, in a machine 2 machine way. The charger is part of the new ElaadNL test site. The test site is located in business park Arnhems Buiten (former KEMA site) and...

From: Harm van den Brink

April 16, 2018

Welcome Eric Hop to the IOTA Foundation

Eric Hop obtained his BSc. in Computer Science at HIO in Eindhoven (Netherlands) in 1984. His initial love for electronics turned into a passion for computers the moment he encountered them at the university computer center. Eric has been a Software Engineer ever since, racking up 38 years of...

From: David Sønstebø

Confirmation rates in the Tangle

The IOTA consensus mechanism is based on a weighted random walk. Using this tip selection mechanism, large branches of the Tangle become larger and smaller ones become smaller, until they get abandoned. The intuition is quite similar to blockchains: while a blockchain builds upon the longest...

From: Alon Gal

April 15, 2018

Welcome Jan Pauseback to the IOTA Foundation

Jan Pauseback has spent most of his working life in the mobility space. He started out with a Bachelor’s degree in Business and Information Technology from University of Applied Sciences Wedel.His professional career began at mytaxi, where he was part of the very beginnings of the most...

From: David Sønstebø

April 09, 2018

Welcome Rolf Werner to the IOTA Foundation

Dr. Rolf Werner is Head of Central Europe at Fujitsu. In this role he manages the company’s business in Germany, Austria and Switzerland.He is also Chairman of the Managing Board of Fujitsu Technology Solutions GmbH. Working from Munich, Werner is responsible for one ofthe most important...

From: David Sønstebø

April 01, 2018

Welcome Emmanuel Merali to the IOTA Foundation

Emmanuel Merali obtained his MSc in System Design at the University of Manchester where he defended his thesis on a cross compiler between 8051 and ARM processor. He is a passionate technophile and long time believer in the IoT vision. Emmanuel built his 20 plus years of professional experience...

From: David Sønstebø

March 29, 2018

Trinity Desktop Alpha

Dear IOTA Community,A week ago we released a long-awaited update to the Trinity development schedule. There we suggested that the alpha of the desktop application could be released within 2 weeks (6 days from now, if we want to be pedantic).We also promised increased transparency regarding...

From: Navin Ramachandran

March 21, 2018

Trinity Wallet — March Update

“When Trinity???”Regular visitors to the IOTA Discord will be well-accustomed to this phrase.Trinity is the long-awaited user-friendly IOTA wallet that has been in development for the last few months. What started life as a little glint in my eye — okay okay, Charlie Varley may have...

From: Navin Ramachandran

March 20, 2018

Welcome Madjid Nakhjiri to the IOTA Foundation

Madjid Nakhjiri has the responsibility for end to end roadmap, architecture, as well as future technology solutions for Samsung ARTIK platform security. Madjid is also a member of executive board for IOT security foundation. Prior to Samsung, he initiated and led Security Engineering team for...

From: David Sønstebø

March 17, 2018

Welcome Gur Huberman to the IOTA Foundation

Gur Huberman is the Robert G. Kirby Professor of Behavioral Finance at Columbia Business School where he has taught since 1989. Prior to that, he taught at Tel Aviv University and at the University of Chicago. Between 1993 and 1995 he was Vice President at JP Morgan Investment Management...

From: David Sønstebø

March 16, 2018

Welcome Alexey Sobolev to the IOTA Foundation

Alexey Sobolev is an enthusiastic software engineer with 9 years of experience in development of complex IT systems with a strong focus on front end development. He has been active in the fields of eCommerce, mobile application development, and large enterprise software systems since early 2009,...

From: David Sønstebø

March 12, 2018

Welcome Harm van den Brink to the IOTA Foundation

Harm van den Brink is an entrepreneur and always looking for practical and useful implementations of new and disruptive ideas. He has a master’s degree in Information Science from the Radboud University Nijmegen and has a professional background in energy, e-mobility and cybersecurity. In the...

From: David Sønstebø

March 09, 2018

Welcome Ralf Rottmann to the IOTA Foundation

Ralf Rottmann is a serial entrepreneur who sold his last company to Alcatel-Lucent and now serves as the Managing Partner at grandcentrix which he co-founded.Incorporated in 2009, grandcentrix has become Germany’s largest system integrator focussing entirely on large scale Internet of Things...

From: David Sønstebø

February 28, 2018

Relaunching the PoWbox!

We are happy to announce that the new and improved IOTA PoWbox (previously: IOTA Sandbox) is ready for use!About the PoWboxThe IOTA PoWbox (Proof of Work box) is a service provided by the IOTA Foundation that enables developers to offload PoW to an optimized remote service, thus speeding up...

From: Edward Greve

February 26, 2018

Official Statement Regarding the MIT DCI Email Leaks

(Note: the contents of this post refer exclusively to the security disclosure made public in Aug.-Sep., 2017. At the time of this writing, there are no known issues with the current protocol.)If you have been following IOTA related news, you are probably aware of an ongoing topic of...

From: IOTA Foundation

February 07, 2018

Announcing the IOTA Ecosystem

The pace of innovation and development surrounding the IOTA Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT) continues to accelerate. The time has come to give our growing community a home. Today we are excited to announce the launch of the IOTA Ecosystem!The IOTA Ecosystem will be a platform to house the...

From: John D. Licciardello

February 06, 2018

Welcome Mark Sulavka to the IOTA Foundation

Mark Sulavka is the Managing Partner of Aquilon Holdings and the Co-founder and Chairman of Exascale AI, an artificial neural networks system based on patented limbo-thalamo-cortical algorithms, scheduled for launch in the 3rd quarter of 2018.Mr. Sulavka is also the former Chairman and CEO of...

From: David Sønstebø

February 05, 2018

Privacy is not a currency

If you have been living under a rock for the past 2 years, you may be unaware of the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), a replacement for the current EU data protection directive. This is of course a very Euro-centric (and yes sorry, a slightly antagonistic) viewpoint, but we hope...

From: Koen Maris

February 04, 2018

Flash Hackathon — Winners Announced

Flash Hackathon — Winners AnnouncedIn September, we announced IOTA Flash Channels. To get a better understanding of their function, check out our introductory post on the protocol: here. But in essence:Flash is a bi-directional off-Tangle payment channel which enables instantaneous,...

From: Lewis Freiberg

February 02, 2018

Data is the New Oil — How the Partnership between ITIC and IOTA Foundation builds the bridge…

Data is the New Oil — How the Partnership between ITIC and IOTA Foundation builds the bridge between simulated and physical vehicles and infrastructure“Data is the new oil”. For many years the automotive industry has leveraged data and computational advancements to not only design...

From: Alexander Renz

February 01, 2018

Welcome Matthew Darnell to the IOTA Foundation

Matthew Darnell is very interested in the Internet-of-Things revolution. He has worked on several projects in the industry, and has been heavily involved in the crypto/Distributed Ledger Technology community since 2013. A big believer in the expanding role of DLTs in the financial and other...

From: David Sønstebø

January 31, 2018

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...

From: David Sønstebø

The Tangle: an Illustrated Introduction

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...

From: Alon Gal

January 29, 2018

IOTA Trinity Wallet: Next Steps

The Trinity wallet, previously known as the ‘UCL Wallet’, was a project started as a Master’s thesis by University College London student Charlie Varley. The intention was to develop a cross platform mobile application that would serve as an alternative IOTA wallet for the community. At...

From: Lewis Freiberg

January 22, 2018

The Secret to Security — Is Secrecy

In today’s world, security is imperative for maintaining control of your belongings whether physical or virtual. Cyber security is vital to keeping you protected, safeguarding your integrity, and avoiding unwanted data disclosure. IOTA provides robust cyber security measures around data...

From: Koen Maris

Welcome Charlie Varley to the IOTA Foundation

Charlie Varley completed his undergraduate degree in Psychology and Philosophy at the University of Bristol. His chosen areas of study included brain imaging, artificial intelligence and philosophy of mind; showing a clear technical theme. And this persisting interest led him to change his...

From: David Sønstebø

January 16, 2018

IOTA Tel Aviv office is official

In 2018 IOTA is maturing into a truly international open source movement, as we have unveiled, we plan to expand our distributed local offices beyond the three we already have in Berlin, Oslo, and Chicago. Today we are excited to announce our new Tel Aviv office location, launched earlier this...

From: David Sønstebø

January 15, 2018

Welcome Andreas Mikolajewski to the IOTA Foundation

Andreas Mikolajewski kicked off his Software Engineering career at SAP over ten years ago at age 17. While constantly building his experience in various international Engineering roles he pushed his boundaries to work on his master’s degree in Computer Science at KIT, found startups, compete...

From: David Sønstebø