In the first blog post of the series “A week in the life of an IOTA Research Intern,” I told you how I got involved with the IOTA Foundation and described my first week working with the IOTA team. In this second edition, I will give a quick update on what I have been doing day-to-day, and then talk a little bit about my chosen topic: the design of a Decentralised Random Number Generator (dRNG).
A lot has happened since I wrote the last edition of this blog post series. I have continued to attend scheduled weekly meetings with other researchers
Purchasing manufacturing machinery and other industrial equipment usually take a heavy toll on the company bankroll. By offering the costly equipment on an automated pay-per-use basis, this headache will soon be alleviated.
As IOTA continues to expand its capabilities with partners, we want to create a flexible solution for organizations to engage in the machine economy. By Partnering with Zühlke, we can explore new models for manufacturing, machine to machine communication, and real-time payments using IOTA.
Automatic, continuous payments, settled machine-to-machine, will enable a smart parking ecosystem.Frictionless parking enhances the user experience, increases efficiency and reduces costsDynamic pricing optimizes the parking space infrastructure utilizationProof of concept by d-fine and EDAG integrates IOTA technology in the existing trive.park parking appEDAG and IOTA had a joint presence at the IAA 2019 where the project was showcased
Drivers will be able to lean back and worry less about parking in the near future: in the context of a smart parking ecosystem, cars will pay automatically and continuously for the time and space they need for parking. A proof of concept (PoC) developed
In a previous blogpost, the IOTA Research Department, with the collaboration of one of our research grant recipients, Dr. Sebastian Mueller, published simulation results of the FPC protocol, short for Fast Probabilistic Consensus, which was proposed by Dr. Serguei Popov and Dr. Bill Buchanan.
Today, we are excited to share with you the source code of the simulator we use to produce some of the results of FPC. Releasing the FPC simulator to the public allows us to include the community, open up the technology and encourage to get it tested
The loss of ecosystems and climate change threaten human well-being and biodiversity alike. Grassroots movements, as well as international institutions, call for urgent systemic change. As a non-profit foundation focused on the positive social impact our technology can have, the IOTA Foundation wants to support the sustainable transformation of our society. But what does systemic change mean and how can IOTA contribute to it on a global scale?
First of all, we need strong partners: the IOTA Foundation officially joined forces with the European Institute for Technology (EIT) and EIT Climate KIC, the leading bodies of the European Union to connect and