With over 210 ideas submitted by our community, the Perfect Brainstorm was a great success, beyond everyone’s expectations. The ideas presented by the community varied greatly, from tamperproof 3D printing, to improving air traffic efficiency through micropayments, to new ways of living in micro apartments powered by IOTA. Many of the submissions were not just concepts on paper, but were accompanied by working demonstrations and prototypes. The creativity and extent to which the community went to describe innovative new ideas is a true testament to the ecosystem, and permissionless innovation of the IOTA community.

Because of the volume and very…


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 as Tangle status notifications. Follow it here: https://twitter.com/iota_dev

Lewis Freiberg touched on the concept of a “side tangle” issue in his blog post (https://medium.com/@lewisfreiberg/whats-up-with-the-tangle-d825c692e7a8), but what exactly is happening with the recent side tangle that causes IRI to “lock up” and become unresponsive?

In the diagram, we see the main tangle on…


We’re happy to be able to announce that after getting Joachim Taiber as advisor to the IOTA Foundation, that we’ve now officially partnered with the International Transportation Innovation Center (ITIC), to collaborate with them to work on autonomous vehicle testbeds.

In this blog post, we’ll delve a bit deeper into what we’re doing here, that further fosters the IOTA ecosystem, but also goes beyond distributed ledgers alone.

Powering the future of Mobility

Testbeds enable the incubation of cutting-edge technology, so that we can work on rapidly innovating and further iterating it to reach a production-ready stage. …


Background

During an attack on the IOTA network in October, some funds were found to be at risk of theft, due to users re-using their private keys. The IOTA team took the decision to protect IOTA token holders by taking those funds which were at risk into temporary custody through a snapshot.

Once the attack was stopped, the team worked on setting up a process for reclaiming the funds, and sending them back to the rightful owners. This process of receiving and validating the claims has been understandably complicated and sensitive — especially when taking into account the immutability of the…


We are really happy to announce that the IOTA Foundation has been selected by the Tokyo Metropolitan Government to participate in their accelerator program, aimed at helping IOTA get established in Japan and connect with local companies to work together on innovative new solutions for the Japanese and the global market.


With the FOMO-FUD cycle taking its toll on IOTA and us being continuously misrepresented in the media, we wanted to come forth with a public statement clearing up the confusion and miscommunication surrounding the data marketplace that has happened over the past few weeks. We apologize for any inconvenience caused by this issue to our associated collaborators and the community at large.

Due to the fact that IOTA is both a regulated non-profit foundation based in Germany, as well as a token economy currently valued (at the time of writing) at over $10 Billion, ensuring that IOTA is accurately presented…


Two weeks ago we released an update to our GUI wallet so that users could begin with the reclaim process. The reclaim process was necessary for all users whose tokens were moved to an IOTA Foundation owned address as part of precautionary measures.

Today, we are releasing a new wallet containing the functionality for the second phase of reclaim process. As part of this process, you’ll publish a PGP encrypted message containing your old seed to the tangle which we’ll then use to verify & send you your tokens.

If your tokens were moved to the IF as part of…


Yesterday we re-initiated the coordinator after an unplanned shutdown that happened on 20th of October. We are now releasing a new GUI Wallet, together with the IRI Release 1.4.1.1 which happened earlier today so that the entire network can resume normal operations. More information will follow, but the main reason for the shutdown was to protect our users from an ongoing attack on the network which could have had more serious consequences due to a bug that was swiftly dealt with.

Download

https://github.com/iotaledger/wallet/releases/latest

Is your balance 0? Here’s a detailed step-by-step guide to walk you through the process of re-discovering…


As the IOTA network just underwent the first public Snapshot after the exchange launch, we are now also releasing the newly prepared GUI which will help guide users through our transition phase.

Before we proceed in this, please download the latest GUI version from Github: https://github.com/iotaledger/wallet/releases/tag/v2.4.0

What is the Transition Phase

As the IOTA protocol has been upgraded to Kerl (full spec + tests available here: https://github.com/iotaledger/kerl) we have to transition from the old scheme to the new one. This involved sending the balance from your old seed to a new seed as an extra security precaution. …


The Quest towards a better User Experience

Over the last few months the IOTA community has seen a major influx of new users. Our Slack channel alone has grown to more than 11000 members at this point, with more users joining daily. With every new user that joins the community, the time it takes for on-boarding and getting setup is critical.

Thanks to the feedback that we’ve received, we have prepared a new GUI release which includes several improvements which increases the overall usability, simplicity and introduces some long-awaited features.

You can get the latest GUI from Github: https://github.com/iotaledger/wallet/releases/tag/v2.3.1

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Dominik Schiener

Co-Founder @iotatoken

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