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CarrIOTA Field: Node intel and balancing

2018-02-02T12:27:44+00:00

Over the past few month we achieved tremendous advances with our CarrIOTA milestones by releasing Nelson and Bolero tools. Our release date for the final CarrIOTA product is being pushed back, because of the limited resources and the time involved to make those tools available not just for our product, but for the whole community. We believe that giving and [...]

CarrIOTA Field: Node intel and balancing 2018-02-02T12:27:44+00:00

IOTA: Tangle growth update January 2018

2018-02-02T11:36:14+00:00

This is the third article in series analysing the latest IOTA snapshot from 28th January. For previous Snapshot analysis, feel free to check my previous article. The five snapshots used in this analysis are from: 9th June 8th August (2 months later) 22 September (1,5 months later) 23 October (1 months later) 28 January (3 months later) The data used, [...]

IOTA: Tangle growth update January 2018 2018-02-02T11:36:14+00:00

CarrIOTA Bolero alpha has begun

2018-01-19T09:46:02+00:00

Just a small update and a few pointers for the testers. This article will get you running. Maybe it will also prevent the same questions asked again and again. CarrIOTA Bolero is out in the wild and can be downloaded here: https://github.com/SemkoDev/bolero.fun/releases Please be aware that this is alpha and still has some visual and functional shortcomings. Prerequisites: +4GB of [...]

CarrIOTA Bolero alpha has begun 2018-01-19T09:46:02+00:00

CarrIOTA Nelson 0.3.0 is out!

2018-01-19T09:33:10+00:00

This is a small, backwards-compatible upgrade from 0.2.x series with a few additional perks. The node owners are not required to upgrade, but it is advised as several trust/weighting issues have been fixed apart of the following new features: Dynamic IPs support Dynamic IP support means that your node can run on a dedicated server at home or even your [...]

CarrIOTA Nelson 0.3.0 is out! 2018-01-19T09:33:10+00:00

IOTA Nelson ready for public preview

2018-01-19T09:14:27+00:00

Our limited alpha testing phase quickly turned into a soft launch as many members in the community were eager to try Nelson’s capabilities. Over a period of few days, the alpha testers have contributed a lot to make Nelson more stable and production ready. New nodes running Nelson were being added on a daily basis reaching at least over 230 [...]

IOTA Nelson ready for public preview 2018-01-19T09:14:27+00:00

CarrIOTA Nelson in a nutshell

2018-01-09T12:10:28+00:00

Boy, it has been a long time since the last post about Nelson! Many sleepless nights and gallons of coffee down the road and with the Nelson’s alpha release in sight, here is a little less-technical explanation about the technology behind Nelson. Nelson creates a structured overlay network of nodes (a ”Nelson community”) and manages the neighbours of locally running [...]

CarrIOTA Nelson in a nutshell 2018-01-09T12:10:28+00:00

CarrIOTA Nelson: Automatic peer discovery for IOTA

2018-01-09T12:10:03+00:00

This is a small update on CarrIOTA project as requested by the community. An important issue we, the project and the IOTA in general is facing. One of the things we were working on for CarrIOTA is a way to automatically discover IOTA neighbor nodes, but minimizing the associated risks of Eclipse or Uncooperative-Node attacks. Why? Let’s face it, the [...]

CarrIOTA Nelson: Automatic peer discovery for IOTA 2018-01-09T12:10:03+00:00

Decentralised cryptocurrency is dead

2018-01-09T12:09:38+00:00

Blockchain is turning from something revolutionary to just another model of the same old, rotten system. If your thought that bitcoin would democratise the financial order and will cut out the middlemen, think again. It’s not about the technology you are using: blockchain, tangle, 2x blocks, smart contracts, segwits, lightning networks, Schnorr or whatever the nerds will come up with. [...]

Decentralised cryptocurrency is dead 2018-01-09T12:09:38+00:00

CarrIOTA’s vision of IoT Telematics

2018-01-09T12:09:08+00:00

CarrIOTA’s groundbreaking work to create an integrated financial manager for complete households is just an intermediary step in a much bigger vision. The current development is to create a basis for multi-user multi-seed “wallet” manager that allows us to explore far more complex application scenarios in the future. The rabbit hole is as deep as you want it to be [...]

CarrIOTA’s vision of IoT Telematics 2018-01-09T12:09:08+00:00

CarrIOTA: direct debits on the tangle

2018-01-09T12:08:33+00:00

As promised in the CarrIOTA announcement a week ago, this post will briefly explain how we are implementing the direct debits on CarrIOTA. What are direct debits? In a nutshell, direct debits is a financial agreement where one entity can withdraw funds from another entity’s account. In banking, it is a popular way for automated payments where a business withdraws [...]

CarrIOTA: direct debits on the tangle 2018-01-09T12:08:33+00:00

CarrIOTA announcement

2018-01-09T12:08:05+00:00

I twitted a sneak peek two weeks ago about a project we are currently working on. I have got some time to finish the landing page and make a few screenshots of the work in progress. I decided to make a series of medium articles with in-depth information about the endeavour, technology and the vision of CarrIOTA. The first article [...]

CarrIOTA announcement 2018-01-09T12:08:05+00:00

IOTA: Why free transactions matter most

2018-01-09T12:07:34+00:00

A short fable about IOTAns and blockchainians Foreword There are two main benefits of IOTA over previous generations of cryptos: unlimited scalability and free transactions. The importance of scalability is obvious: if you want to achieve global adoption, you will need to address this issue. While the conventional blockchain can be bloated with layers of added complexity in order to [...]

IOTA: Why free transactions matter most 2018-01-09T12:07:34+00:00