Questions tagged [snapshot]

Use this tag for Questions related to Snapshot:

Filter by
Sorted by
Tagged with
4
votes
3answers
246 views

How many addresses do I have to reattach after a snapshot?

I heard rumors about double-spending is possible after a snapshot if you don't create new addresses. Now I have 70 addresses in my actual wallet/seed. Does that mean I have to create 71 new addresses ...
13
votes
1answer
443 views

Persistence of important data on the Tangle

To this date, the IOTA network truncates all stored transactions after a snapshot, so that we basically only have an image of addresses with funds. Now lets assume following scenario: Company A ...
8
votes
1answer
833 views

How exactly are transactions verified and confirmed in IOTA

What I understand is when I purchase an IOTA the source which I make my purchase is one of the node in the network of nodes. This node uses the Monte Carlo algorithm to pick two previous transactions ...
6
votes
1answer
175 views

Clarify inner workings of the snapshot

We are in the middle of the January 2018 snapshot. Time to understand the inner workings. First: The upcoming IRI update includes a long list of addresses and balances. However, strictly speaking ...
3
votes
1answer
178 views

Roadmap: How to avoid address reuse with automatic snapshots?

It is well known that an address that was used to send IOTA (i.e. a transaction was signed with that addresses private key) should not be used a second time because security weakens exponentially with ...
23
votes
1answer
370 views

What happens to a MAM (Masked Authenticated Message) Stream during a Snapshot?

The Masked Authenticated Messaging Introduction doesn't talk about snapshotting as it relates to MAM data streams, so I am trying to work out in my head what happens during a snapshot. It's a forward ...
4
votes
1answer
93 views

What are the parents of the first transactions after a snapshot?

After a snapshot has been taken, there are no more transactions, only the account balances. Which tips are referenced as parent by the first (new) transactions? Is it possible to use one transaction ...
9
votes
2answers
120 views

What exactly is a snapshot? Why do we need it? And is there always an update when a snapshot occures?

Can someone explain the pupose of a snapshot. And why does it always come together with an update?
7
votes
2answers
328 views

Address re-use and snapshot

If an address was used more than once to spend, as was the case in the September claim, are addresses that were weakened for violating the Winternitz, One Time Signiture architecture of the tangle, ...
6
votes
2answers
442 views

Where does all Tangle data goes after a Snapshot?

I understand that Snapshots are needed in order to make room for new data but it doesn't mean that all data is gone for good, does it? Is it possible to to access old data if one manages to run a ...