Questions tagged [iota-network]

For questions relating to the IOTA network as a whole. This includes questions about the reliability, scaling and functionality of the network itself as an implemented version of the tangle based on full nodes running the IRI.

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Does all kind of spam benefit the network?

It is frequently stated that spam even makes the network stronger by confirming other transactions. However, it is not difficult to imagine an attacker that either confirms primarily their own ...
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What is the max possible transactions/second rate in IOTA?

Did anyone calculate the max amount of transactions per second which is possible in IOTA? As far as I understand the transactions rate is only limited by network's bandwidth of full nodes. Let's ...
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What is the initial own weight of a transaction in IOTA?

According to the white paper for IOTA the initial own weight of any transaction is 3n, where n is a positive integer. However, in section 4 it says that the own weight value is capped to one to ...
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Possibility of installing IOTA on a micro-controller?

Is it possible to install the IOTA library on a micro-controller such as ESP (ESP8266)? Such that it can write in the Tangle by sending a transaction?
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Is there a testing environment for dev purposes

I'm hacking around with the js lib but everything happens very slowly - sending transactions, promoting, etc... I'm also connected to a personal fully synched node, which doesn't add any speed to my ...
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how is consensus achieved in simple terms?

im desperate to understand,i seriously tried im new to iota but it is quite hard to understand how consensus is achieved in iota, and what is the transaction structure ? i also don't understand what ...
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What is the Actual IOTA Algorithm for Tip Selection?

The IOTA Whitepaper dances around suggestions as to how a tip selection algorithm should be constructed. We need checkpoints for security to ensure that λ > μ (Arrival rate of honest nodes) > ...
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Does the Tangle enforce a tip-selection algorithm?

Can spammers use their own algorithm to non-randomly select tips — possibly then continuously confirming the same transactions over and over again while inundating the network? This was a recent ...
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How does a new user verify he's getting the correct tangle?

How does a new user verify he's getting the correct tangle from others in the network? Unlike blockchain protocol in which the user can rely on the growing chain to be sure he is not been fed with ...
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Full node influence on scalability

Since transactions are propagated in the network using full nodes—can it be said that the number of full nodes influences the maximum Tangle scalability? To paraphrase, even if transaction validation ...
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How would IOTA handle a spam attack that is NOT attempting to successfully double spend, but merely make the network unusable? [duplicate]

So it seems like all of the security solutions mentioned so far are focused on preventing double spend attacks. But what about attacks that aren't motivated by actually successfully double spending?...
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Spam Attack on the tangle worst scenario

Sometimes there is a spam attack on the IOTA network where there are up to 2000 transactions per minute where normally we only have 50 t/m. I know that the spam makes the tangle even stronger, but I ...
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IOTA full-node network

I set up full-nodes to "help the IOTA network". I asked myself: How does my full-node help the network? On the full-nodes that are publicly listed in the official wallet app, there are a many light ...
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What exactly is "IOTA eXtensible Interface" (.ixi modules)?

What exactly is the "IOTA eXtensible Interface"? How does it relate to the rest of the chain, at a high level, and technically?
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How is the initial own weight of any transaction calculated? [duplicate]

According to the IRI, could you briefly explain how the initial weights for each transaction is calculated? The Whitepaper states that the weight of a transaction is the amount of work invested into ...
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What are the cryptographic functions in IOTA(Tangle)

I'm wondering what and where cryptographic functions are used in IOTA? Because from what I understand Tangle is mostly based on DAGs where the tips are chosen using MCMC algorithm which is bayesian ...
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