Tradeoffs abound in DLTs. Making headway in the world of algorithms, networking, and computing is very difficult business that requires the most brilliant minds backed by the power of great institutions. Solving the congestion control problem is a great example.
An important presentation by Serguei Popov on probability, random walks, and how those two topics integrate to solve fast probabilistic consensus in the future implementation of a Coordinator-less IOTA
IOTA is working on a new security project that'll let any device safely house its own wallet. But it goes much farther than that. Discover the history of defensive structures and learn how IOTA Foundation might just be building the modern equivalent.
Part II in a series of pieces attempting to dig up chunks of history and relate those chunks to the present IOTA experience. Expect Part II of the series to build on Part I by laying a fairly rigorous groundwork in order to enable proper payoff of later pieces in the series.
Part of the IOTA Foundation research team that’s based in Berlin submitted a paper to arxiv this month. The topic is verifiable delay functions and their potential role in denial of service attacks in IoT environments.
Trust between two parties in an interaction has always been pivotal in every exchange. Whether it was hunter gatherers exchanging berries for venison, or it was Joseph Bonaparte and Marquess Cornwallis signing the Treaty of Amiens to end the French Revolutionary Wars, each person has to trust the other to keep their word if the transaction is going to happen.
This is part I in a series of pieces attempting to dig up chunks of history and relate those chunks to the present IOTA experience. Expect the first few parts of the series to lay fairly rigorous groundwork in order to enable proper payoff of later pieces in the series.
The upcoming Chrysalis implementation of IOTA will enable numerous technical improvements. Cleaner code libraries leading to easier developer contributions, faster and more accurate transaction finality leading to “production readiness”, reusable addresses for human ease-of-use, and much more. We’ve covered all of the details of Chrysalis in a previous article.
The “chicken or egg”, also known as the causality dilemma, has been around for millennia. Aristotle first raised the idea as a rhetorical question in 4th century B.C., an idea that would be thrust into the corpus of modern philosophy 400 years later by Plutarch’s The Symposiacs.
The “fourth industrial revolution” encompasses smart manufacturing, smart cities, and the industrial internet of things. Residing at the heart of smart manufacturing, and arguably the vanguard of Industry 4.0 as a whole, are “Digital Twins”