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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Sharding/swarms

I see sharding and swarms are in the IOTA roadmap. The question is why is sharding necessary? Can it be compared to the way Ethereum plans to shard? The only info I managed to find was a paragraph on ...
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Most important languages to build an app on IOTA

What coding languages are the basic languages I have to know to build applications which are based on the iota network/ tangle? I just have some ideas and want to play around. And are there any ...
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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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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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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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IOTA Whitepaper Math Section 4.1: Am I calculating this right?

I'm trying to craft an example going through the math equation in Section 4.1 . I'm trying to show my work. Can you tell me if I've got it right and if not, help correct me? Hx – Cumulative weight ...
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Where is the IOTA-Data-MarketPlace API? [closed]

Is the IOTA-Data-MarketPlace API available? At the moment it looks like only the transactions API is available, correct?
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IOTA Whitepaper: What is z in Section 4.1?

Everything in the equation is defined except z. Is it supposed to be another parameter that is chosen like alpha? I want to actually use some reasonable sample variables and test this.
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IOTA Whitepaper: What is δ?

In Section 3.1 of the IOTA Whitepaper it refers to small delta (δ) but does not actually define what it does. Can you help define δ and explain what the equation is trying to tell me?
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IOTA Whitepaper: What is n in Section 4?

I am trying to wrap my head around n in Section 4 of the IOTA Whitepaper. I get that W is weight, but n does not seem to be defined. Can anyone please help me understand it?
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IOTA Whitepaper: What is N in Section 3?

The IOTA Whitepaper refers to N but never defines what N means. Can anyone tell me what the N means in Section 3 and explain in words what the equation means? Thanks! Observe that at any fixed time ...
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How to get this transaction confirmed using the api

Need some help with a transaction. I'm trying to write my own wallet for learning purposes. I was able to get the PoW algorithm working in my local project and broadcast the transaction successfully ...
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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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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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IOTA use and resupply [closed]

What happens to IOTA after use, do they expire or are they recycled somehow and does this reduce the available supply or is it somehow replenished ?
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Is there a list of all IOTA addresses with non-zero balances?

I would like to know if we could fetch the Tangle to find every addresses with non-zero balances, or if there is already an existing list of all non-zero addresses?
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How does the light node handle funds on multiple addresses?

Say I receive 1i on address with key index 0, 2i on address with index 1, and 4i on address 2: Index 0: 1i Index 1: 2i Index 2: 4i Unless there has been a snapshot, I understand that the wallet will ...
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Iota donation address and security [duplicate]

I see more and more content creators publishing an IOTA address for getting donations. How does that relate to the security advice not use an address for more than one transaction?
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Will MAM not lead to network congestion?

In the MAM introduction article there is for example this part about the message size: These messages can have any size; however, a heuristic evaluation would demonstrate smaller messages ...
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What is IOTA Masked Authenticated Messaging (MAM)? [closed]

There have been reports of MAM being implemented on IoT devices like the Bosch XDK and RuuviTag. What, exactly, is MAM?
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Transferred IOTA from Binance but my balance won't change from 0

I transferred about 27 IOTA from Binance on the 29th. However, my wallet is not showing any balance and no matter what I try, there is still no balance. I am not sure if my wallet was fully synced or ...
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Will auto-discovery of neighbors be implemented for full nodes?

The most difficult part of setting up a full node is finding neighbors. Will some sort of discovery mechanism be implemented? If so, when? If not, I’m curious why that would be by design.
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Binance—Can't Withdraw Funds

I bought some MiOTA on Binance. Apparently for the past month, many people have been experiencing the same problem of not being able to withdraw funds. "Network Congestion, Withdrawal suspend" is the ...
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Iota full node server & cloudflare warp

I have been wondering if anyone thought of using cloudflare warp on a public full node to load balance it. Is this feasible? Or better yet, is this of any real use?
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Byteball vs. IOTA [closed]

Can anyone explain how Byteball is implementing the directed acyclic graph (DAG) technology differently than IOTA? From their website, byteball.org, it appears that Byteball will be used more for ...
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How to properly move funds from Wallet A to Wallet B without being exposed to security risks?

Essentially I have a seed that I want to get rid off so I generated a new one. I have two desktop wallets open on different computers (wallets "A" and "B"). Wallet A is using the old seed and Wallet B ...
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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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Parse UDP packet into a bundle

I am exploring the https://github.com/iotaledger/iota.lib.go for the purpose of running sort of "analysis" with my current remote node. I couldn't find any code that can parse/validate the 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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Does the proof of work needed to attach a transaction fluctuate, if so, what causes the increase/decrease?

Can someone explain if the proof of work effort varies with the number of nodes, the number of transactions being made and the proof of work being done by other users. Does it increase over time? I'...
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Can I call “getNodeInfo” via UDP the same way I can call it over TCP?

I've noticed a lot of nodes with connection_type UDP vs TCP. Are the UDP ones running the same IRI 1.4.1.4 api? Specifically, I'm trying to write to a network connection: conn.Write([]byte("{\"...
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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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Couldn't get access to IOTA cool network? What is IOTA cool?

I changed the node in the Android wallet and suddenly it said Connection Error: No connection to the iota.cool network could be established. [translated] What is the iota cool network? The name of ...
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Who approves changes/fixes to IOTA?

For Bitcoin, whenever the repository owner pushes changes, the miners approve or reject them. That takes away the central control. But since IOTA doesn't have miners, what's the process of making ...
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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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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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