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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Building the mam.client.js (actually the iota-bindings)

I am trying to build according to the instructions given: https://github.com/iotaledger/mam.client.js There are a whole lot of other steps then just described there which mainly relate to building ...
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Does anyone use the private IOTA network in their organisation? [closed]

I am withdrawing this question as it is not specific as per rules. I seeking to set up a private iota testnet https://github.com/schierlm/private-iota-testnet starting with a single-node for a Proof ...
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What is ICT (IOTA controlled agent)?

Recently read CFB's mention of this https://i.redd.it/g3otpb1ydpk01.png -- can't find any more data on it.
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Is it possible to discover the IP addresses of all nodes in the IOTA network?

If a node has its neighbors' IP addresses, is it possible to get them, walk to the neighbors, get their neighbors' IP addresses, and continue until you have a full map of the IP addresses of all the ...
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What is the purpose of including extra CRC32 packet data in the TCP/IP communications flow?

The TCP communications in the IRI sends and receives packets with 16 additional CRC32 bytes after the transaction data. Internet TCP/IP data is already check-summed. Furthermore, malformed data will ...
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Iota White paper section 4.4. Random walkers

My question is regarding section 4.1 of Iota white paper. I really don't understand how particles or random walkers will be actually placed by the nodes in the tangle. What they state is : "The node ...
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Is IOTA a mesh network or more like a conventional star/tree network?

In a true mesh network, devices connect directly, dynamically and non-hierarchically. Each node allows for every node to participate and self-configure. However, the IOTA network consists of nodes ...
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How can IOTA detect local tangle corruption?

When our local tangle changes, how can IOTA detect that? I researched online but can't found a clear answer. Can anyone explain the detailed mechanism for local data corruption detection and recovery? ...
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what could be the best practices to allow user signup and login for a application using IOTA as a base?

Method for signup and login should not be cumbersome; ie: simple as normal methods of username/password or facebook and google oauth. Should not be cumbersome to request user to input seed to login :P ...
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Difference between node and site

In the whitepaper is written: A quick note on terminology: sites are transactions represented on the tangle graph. The network is composed of nodes; that is, nodes are entities that issue and ...
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Iota ZeroMQ consumer

I would like to consume events from my Iota Zmq node. Can somebody help me to do it? I enabled Zmq on my iota node by adding those lines in my iota.ini file : ZMQ_ENABLED = true ZMQ_PORT = 5555 I ...
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How does IOTA detect inconsistency?

For the error "com.iota.iri.service.TipsManager - Ledger inconsistency detected", does the inconsistency here mean local database corruption? I checked the source code of tip manager and ...
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What does "Inconsistent subtangle" mean?

Some of my recent transactions are not confirmed and if I try to use a tool such as this or this, I get an error saying "Inconsistent subtangle" or "Cannot find tail" or "Inconsistent tips pair ...
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How to find a transaction without full ID

I would like to know how I can find an old transaction where only the first 20 characters of the transaction ID are known. I think iota.cool was planning to integrate a search feature, but seems like ...
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Why are Oyster Pearl's transactions clumping like this, and not getting confirmed? Is this an issue with the tip selection algo?

It appears that Oyster Pearl, a data transmission service built on the tangle, has launched their testnet and is submitting transactions to IOTA tangle live and tagging them (see above image). As we ...
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IOTA OSI layer 4 protocol?

IOTA claims, on their website, to be OSI layer 4 (transport layer). I would like to get information about this. I'm currently working with a MCU and would like to use this protocol. Is there a ...
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How would I listen for a set of transactions?

I am currently polling the tangle using iota.lib.js + public nodes listed on the IOTA website every 2 seconds. I'm using "findTransactionObjects" to achieve this. This is just a workaround for ...
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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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Scalability of IOTA network and nodes

IOTA is scalable in the sense that the more transactions are being made, the faster transactions will be confirmed. But what I fail to understand (for any crypto-currency really) is that if every ...
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Is this an official source of the IOTA wallet?

https://github.com/iotaledger/wallet/releases/tag/v2.5.7 Is this release from iota I have got v2.5.6 before I download just wanted to make sure this is right wallet and it’s not a scam Thanks
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What if Nobody Will Run a Full Node?

As I understand from this blog: https://www.tangleblog.com/2017/06/27/incentive-run-fullnode-iota/ There's an incentive for companies and in some cases people to run a full node. But what can happen ...
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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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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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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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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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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 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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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 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 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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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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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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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 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 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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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