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Preface: From this point forward things haven’t become fully public. Such as, what exactly is AiGarth and how will it interact with IOTA and the Tangle. Or, how do the foundational layers of IOTA, the Tangle, and Qubic start tying together in which they create an ecosystem for the world’s resources, such as Data, and Computational Power? As well, where does swarm intelligence fit in? Where is that puzzle piece?

Understand, that the below is simply a thought experiment. Such as, if AI has a secure messaging protocol being fed processed and digestible data, what can this type of AI…


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When oil, one of the resources that initiated the industrial revolution was discovered, a by-product was also found when drilling. Along with Oil, natural gas was located in the bedrock reservoirs and found to be useless in the beginning. Derricks and refineries initially simply burned the natural gas that poured out of the ground so they can access the oil.

As we have seen, Data is the oil that will power the 4th Industrial Revolution, and the byproduct of digitizing that data is the computational resource. Connected devices that take physical actions such as environmental temperatures, saturation, market prices, machine…


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Preface — Personally, I still don’t think anyone fully knows what exactly the Qubic Network will look like, or what kind of applications will be built on top of the final version. Part of that is simply because it is a new paradigm in which we must shift our minds from a traditional economy to a new machine economy. In this article, I try to describe not whether the example technically is correct or not, but more so what it could be. The fact is, the Qubic Network is being built to be a flexible structure that refines data into…


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A Distributed Secure Protocol is the Answer… But Do We Need Fees?

As we discussed before in Part I & Part II, data is going to be the resource of the future, and connected devices will be the the mechanism in which data is collected. After diving into IoT we understand that there is a high need for a secure standard messaging layer and the Tangle is that answer. With the Tangle, data will travel securely between connected devices at the edge and to and from the cloud. Streams of data flowing seamlessly around the digital space, this is how the Internet of Things currently works, and will work in the future…


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Is The Internet of Things and Centralization a Security Weakness?

As discussed in Part I — So What is The Internet of Things? an alarming 84% of companies have stated that they have had security breaches related to the Internet of Things. The need is present and without a doubt important for IoT to have a protocol in which the messaging data layer is secured. The Tangle offers this solution as the “Transport Layer”.


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The Seed Was Planted…

When I first started to learn about IOTA and the Tangle I was very intrigued how a few founders developed a technology that deviated from the traditional blockchain crypto model. Instead of simply using the crypto-economic foundation where security of the network is based on Proof-of-Work (PoW), mining, and incentives, the founders took a leap and thought outside of the box. They dared to create a network based on a completely different approach.

Elon Musk once said, “When something is important enough, you do it even if the odds are not in your favor”. Well, the odds were certainly not…


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A bit long, but I think it might help people understand Qubic a bit.

Two takeaways I took from reading Qubic: (Rev_02)

Take Away One:

1. If you host a “Q-Node”, a node that supports the Q protocol (layer) you can earn rewards in these manners: Offering PoW (mining rigs, computer, or your coffee pot), PoS (your IOTA’s that you hold), your bandwidth that you don’t use (probably something to do with LIFI in the future, so this could be your router and lightbulbs in your house), and simply, the previous history of running an honest node for the system.


As everyone knows block-chains need to update and the same applies to the TANGLE. The TANGLE will be under going an update next week [The week of December 11th to the 18th] as the IOTA Foundation will take a snapshot. During this time, it would be in the users best interest to not have any pending transactions in the Tangle.

WHAT IS A PENDING TRANSACTION?

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A pending transaction is when a user has sent IOTA from either their wallet, an exchange, or from someone else’s wallet, to another wallet and the IOTA does not arrive or show in their balance. …

James JD Sutton

Mechanical Integrity Specialist, Subsea Inspection Coordinator, and a Passion for IOTA and the Tangle

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