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Does Iota share its consensus algorithm with google ai?

I noticed when initially googling "Monte Carlo Algorithm", google artificial intelligence was first to come up, providing no specifics on its workings. Is this proclaimed algorithm the same as used in ...
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impact of a single double-spend to the network

I just start looking at iota, the general tangle without Coordinator. I am reading the this presentation about the consensus mechanism, where I'm confused about the impact of a single double-spend to ...
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Immutability in IOTA: How to be sure a transaction is not “removable” from Tangle?

In Bitcoin and Ethereum, the longest chain with the most proof-of-work (POW) invested in it is accepted as the true chain and used to determine balances and history on the network. Because of this, ...
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Are Asynchronous Byzantine Fault Tolerance and Partition Tolerance mutually exclusive? [closed]

Within the IOTA network specifically, has partition tolerance been prioritised over aBFT? If so, why?
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GPU Proof-of-work

Is Iota proof of work being done only on CPUs right now, or also GPUs? I see people mentioning their GPU when posting about how long it takes their full node to do PoW, but I thought that required ...
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How does IOTA solved the FLP impossibility?

FLP impossibility states that: No deterministic consensus protocol can guarantee safety, liveness and fault tolerance in an asynchronous system. What is the problem of this statement, and how does ...
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Will the network and nodes be distributed after coordinator removed?

So we know that how network making consensus is not just POW, it's more about numbers of full nodes. And this is how the Tangle solve Byzantine Generals Problem. My question is will these full nodes ...
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Finding a double-spending inner conflict referencing two tips

I think that IOTA Transactions, Confirmation and Consensus is a very good reading. It helped me a lot on understanding IOTA protocol working. Nevertheless I have a doubt: regarding the Double Spend ...
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Without the Coordinator, how will the network decide which double-spend succeeds?

Since each double spend, from its perspective, is a valid transaction, they are equally likely to be selected as tips. How will multiple parties agree for certain which one has confirmed, in a timely ...
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How to determine how quickly the network detects double-spends?

In the question "How does the system sustain regular low-effort "splitting attacks"?" a scenario about the ability to disrupt the network by spamming double-spends and having the network ...
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How is consensus achieved in offline transactions?

Consensus in IOTA is no longer decoupled from the transaction making process: it’s an intrinsic part of it, and it’s what enables IOTA to scale without any transaction fees. But how is consensus ...
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Consensus - what convergence properties does the tangle have when multiple conflicting transactions are built upon by different parts of the network

In traditional blockchains consensus is maintained by proof of work such that the valid chain containing the most cumulative work is agreed to be the consensus chain. IOTA lacks blocks and ...
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What Proof of Work function does IOTA use?

When you submit a transaction to the network, you have to perform some proof of work. Bitcoin uses Hashcash and Ethereum uses Ethash as their PoW algorithms, but what does IOTA use, and in what way ...
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How can there be consensus once the tangle is too large for a single iri node to track?

At one point, the tangle might grow so large or fast that a single iri node can't be aware of all transactions happening. How to have consensus about address balances without iri nodes trusting each ...
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Consensus - how is a single, non-conflicting graph (tangle) maintained?

In traditional blockchains consensus is maintained by proof of work such that the valid chain containing the most cumulative work is agreed to be the consensus chain. IOTA lacks blocks and ...