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Where is PoW being executed when using the CLI wallet?

It‘s actually all in the title: When using the “official” command line interface wallet (https://github.com/iotaledger/cli-app) and e.g. attaching an address, is PoW executed on the client or by the ...
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Why does sending take so long? Does it depend only on POW or also on something else?

If I do a transaction with my 2.6GHz laptop it last quite a long time in the status "sending" (1-3minutes). I know that it is because of the power of work that has to be done. But is the time always ...
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How to Securely Outsource Proof of Work Calculation?

In another question about proof of work on Internet of Things devices one answer mentions "it would be capable of outsourcing PoW within it's local area network". This piques my interest. How is ...
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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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Will outsourcing POW ever be an issue?

If you want to send a transaction you have to do some proof of work. Are all IoT devices (e.g. small sensors) really capable of doing the proof of work? Will there ever be a necessity of services that ...
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What prevents someone from using a Precomputed POW Spam Attack against the network?

What prevents someone from using a Precomputed POW Spam Attack against the network? A theoretical attack could use pre-made transactions to be released before their network expiry dates. Rounds of ...
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Does the tip selection depend on how quickly the proof of work is done?

I read that the tip selection chooses the newest transactions with a higher probability than the older ones in the tangle. So I am afraid that my computer is too slow. Do I have a better chance to ...