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What is the throughput in transactions per second in the Pollen network?

Has the pollen network been tested? What are the results?
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Why were 4-byte integers chosen as the best way of storing individual trits within IOTA software?

update: Since this was posted, on Jun 11, an issue was opened by one of the IOTA Foundation developers to look into how to make the storage of trits use less memory. Although moving to a byte[] is not ...
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How is the Gossip Protocol, which is used by IOTA, classified?

Wikipedia says: It is useful to distinguish three prevailing styles of gossip protocol: Dissemination protocols (or rumor-mongering protocols). Event dissemination protocols ...
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How does address reuse prevention affect scalability?

Address reuse is currently being prevented by a list of all addresses which have already sent a transaction (previousEpochsSpentAddresses.txt) and this list is checked by the full node (or remote node)...
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Very high index addresses, will they limit scalability?

In Iota, addresses are defined by an incremental index from 0 to 2,147,483,647 (potentially infinite depending on the IRI implementation). For the sake of the example, let's say the last address ...
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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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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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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 information do IOTA nodes store? [duplicate]

I considering IOTA for some nodes with very limited resources. In terms of storage and connection to the internet, what is the minimum necessary to have IOTA working in these nodes?
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How do subtangles work?

I've read that IOTA would only be truly infinitely scaleable with subtangles because a full node can only process ~1000 transactions per second. What are subtangles? When will they emerge? What ...
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What determines when a snapshot occurs?

Are there are criteria that are met to determine when a snapshot occurs? Is the snapshot schedule something that is affected by the size of the network (e.g. do more full nodes mean snapshots are more ...
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How can there be consensus once the tangle is too large for a single iri node to track?

At one point, the tangle might grow so large or fast that a single iri node can't be aware of all transactions happening. How to have consensus about address balances without iri nodes trusting each ...