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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?
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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 ...
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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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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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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 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 ...