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Is the fastest confirmation time limited by the frequency of the Coordinator issued Milestones?

Looking at traviota.iotalt.com, the fastest confirmation time encountered in the last 7 days was 29 seconds. This looks likes the approximate same duration between Coordinator issued Milestones. ...
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Testnet Coordinator - where is the checking to make sure Milestones are attached to a confirmed tip?

In https://github.com/schierlm/private-iota-testnet/blob/master/src/main/java/iotatools/TestnetCoordinator.java Can someone please show where the Milestone issued is properly attached? Milestone ...
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Economic Clustering and need for (Dezentralized) Coordinators?

In CfB's recent blog post on Economic Clustering and IOTA, he looks at a possible future of IOTA and envisions two different types of IOTA clusters: Cluster 0: A a set of Full Nodes that are ...
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We are several years into IOTA - why can't the Coordinator code be open sourced?

Many promises that the Coordinator code would be open sourced. It was stated that when the IOTA Foundation was formed, that the COO would become open sourced. This was also confirmed by David on ...
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How would the network detect if two milestones with the same index were signed by the coordinator?

Given that the power to sign Milestones is with the Coordinator, the ability exists for the Coordinator to censor and/or direct the network through malicious signing. Given that such detection is in ...
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Why is it important for the COO to be migrated to Kerl?

The Coordinator signs Milestones using Curl-P27 and has not been migrated to Kerl. Why is it important to migrate it and what does that solve? See Milestone verification: https://github.com/...
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What happens to the Iota network if the coordinator vanishes?

Some people argue that Iota is centralised because of the use of a coordinator to issue milestones which, in turn, are used as a root of trust to verify transactions. What would happen to the network ...
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As per “The Stability and the Security of the Tangle”, how will IOTA ensure that all honest nodes are continuously using their hashing power?

As per the recently released The Stability and the Security of the Tangle, a 2018 ICUBE - University of Strasbourg "study of the stability and the security of the distributed data structure at the ...
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The “road-map” for when the IOTA Tangle reaches sufficient size? [duplicate]

Apparently we are still in "testnet" including a "coordinator" responsible for the validation of all transactions until the tangle reaches sufficient size. If so, what is the "road-map" on this point?
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Decentralized milestone issuance scheme?

I decided to preserve the original post in a pastebin for reference but the edits here address pretty much everything i think. Here is the link to the original post. There is also a link to a fresh ...
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Remove the necessity of Milestones

In the Original white paper of the IOTA there is no mention of the Milestone. In reality however, the IRI code is so tangled (pun intended) with the use of Milestones, that I was not able to run an ...
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Coordinator Address is Hard-Coded - Secure?

This question might have risen out of not enough knowledge about the role of the Coordinator. But.. Due to its one-time nature, the security of funds in an address decreases rapidly if you sign ...
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How does the coordinator sign milestones without compromising the private key?

All milestones are just signed transactions with teh address KPWCHICGJZXKE9GSUDXZYUAPLHAKAHYHDXNPHENTERYMMBQOPSQIDENXKLKCEYCPVTZQLEEJVYJZV9BWU. My understanding is that to sign a transaction, you do ...
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What is the “latestSolidSubtangleMilestone”?

In the documentation I found the following description for "latestSolidSubtangleMilestone": The latest milestone which is solid and is used for sending transactions. For a milestone to become ...
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How do full nodes verify that a transaction has been confirmed by the Coordinator?

Is the public key of the Coordinator hard coded into the current implementation of IRI? I can't find that part in the code.
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How can IOTA's proof of work provide sufficient network security?

This is a controversial post I found in the IOTA slack. The concerns are regarding IOTA's security. How does IOTA approach the specific statements? IOTA is fundamentally broken. It's a PoW ...
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What's the difference between Milestones and Snapshots?

As far as I understand Milestones are done by the Coordinator to verify transactions. What do Snapshots do? Do they serve as backup? Do they clean up dead tips? Who issues them?
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Identify transactions issued by the coordinator

I am listening for new transactions on the ZMQ stream published by the iri. Is there a way to identify transactions that were created by the coordinator?
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What are the prerequisites for shutting down the IOTA coordinator?

What conditions need to be met for the central coordinator to be shut down? Is there a number of transactions per second, a number of full IRI nodes or an update to the algorithm necessary?
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What does the IOTA coordinator actually do?

We know that there is a coordinator, which helps to secure the network in order to prevent attacks in early stages of adoption. What does it do exactly, how does it work?