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What is the IOTA transaction data structure?

I'm vaguely familiar with Bitcoin's UTXO-based transaction structure and Ethereum's account-based/gas-including transaction structure. What does an IOTA transaction contain?
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Static IP address for full node

I would like to setup a full node, but it appears I need to contact my ISP and establish a static IP. Has anyone created a full node with or without a static IP address?
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Why does iri use manual neighbor discovery?

The process of pairing with neighbours on slack #nodesharing is tedious. Why doesn't iri use automatic discovery of neighbors like other p2p networks?
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How many full IOTA nodes are there, and how many do there need to be?

How many full nodes are there currently in the network? Are there any sites that track the currently connected nodes in real-time? Leading on from this - which should perhaps be a separate question - ...
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What is the average transaction time in IOTA?

In other blockchains, such as Bitcoin or Ethereum, the transaction time is limited by the block time. Even then, there's no guarantee your transaction will be incorporated into the next block. (I'll ...
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How would I explain IOTA/the Tangle to someone who isn't technical?

I can just about explain the concept of a standard blockchain and mining, in very simplified terms, to a family member. Things get slightly trickier when you introduce the idea of smart contracts and ...
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Why do some of my transactions have Weight Magnitude 16, although I have set it to 14?

When looking at transactions in a tangle explorer website, some transactions like this (not mine) show up as Weight Magnitude 16. This also happens for my transactions where I am sure that I had set ...
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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 ...
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How does a reattached transaction impact the tangle?

Do reattached transactions get removed from their original position and can I reattach even if the transaction is referenced by other transactions? Assume the tangle looks like this: (green: ...
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Why are microtransactions important or necessary?

I read about IOTA Data Marketplace and discussed it with my friend. One question stood out from our discussion that neither of us couldn't find an answer to. Is there (or will there be) an actual need ...
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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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How do I set up a private IOTA network?

I want to learn more about IOTA and how it works on a practical level. In the Ethereum world I can do that by setting up a private network and making all the mistakes I need to make in safety. Is it ...
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Hosting a Full Node - Best Practice [closed]

Hosting a full node results in some security questions. Which API Parameters (--remote-limit-api) are necessary to accept connections from light wallets without giving them to much permission?
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What can an attacker with 34% of total hash power do?

At the moment the coordinator protects the network from 34% attacks. What exactly can and can't such an attacker do when the coordinator is shut down?
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What is the total supply of IOTA?

In Bitcoin the total supply is capped at 21 million BTC. In Ethereum things are slightly looser. (I don't know what their total supply will be.) What's the case for IOTA? Is there a cap, and if so, ...
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How does a full-node validate transactions?

A full-node "validates" the incoming transactions and discards invalid ones. What algorithms, mechanisms are involved in determining a valid transaction. Appending a transaction by doing the POW also ...
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Where can I buy IOTA in USD? [closed]

Coinbase is where a lot of people safely buy their ETH and BTC, but it doesn't appear Coinbase currently sells IOTA. What are some places that I could buy IOTA from? (Note I'm not asking for the best ...
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Are there any valid reasons to Rebroadcast a Transaction?

I see a lot of instructions and guides for resolving unconfirmed transactions that say that Rebroadcasting doesn't actually help and you should Reattach instead. So when should you Rebroadcast? Are ...
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How do I set up a permanode?

How do I set up a permanode and what size of storage would be needed? What are the recommended hardware requirements?
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What sensor could I use to contribute to the data marketplace when it goes live?

I understand from another question that there will be an API to allow the public to be able to contribute to the experiment sometime in December. Could you advise of a particular type of sensor that ...
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What are the prerequisites for shutting down the IOTA coordinator?

What conditions need to be met for the central coordinator to be shut down? Is there a number of transactions per second, a number of full IRI nodes or an update to the algorithm necessary?
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What kind of “invalid” transactions are transported by the network (and appear on tangle explorers?)

When looking at transactions on a tangle explorer, I often see "Unconfirmed" transactions that (when taking a closer look) can not get confirmed, but the tangle explorer does not show it to me. So I ...
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Is there a difference between branch and trunk transactions?

I understand that a transaction confirms two other transactions (branch + trunk). Is there a special semantic or rule for branch and trunk or are this just two words chosen to denote the two ...
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Why is my transaction not getting confirmed?

What can I do to speed-up the transaction’s confirmation? When should I reattach (replay) a transaction?
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How does reattaching a transaction increase the chance for confirmation?

It is common advice to reattach a pending transaction. But why do I have to do so from a technical perspective? In other words: why does the tip selection not pick up my transaction if it's pending ...
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What are the minimal system requirements to run a full IRI node?

What is the minimal system that would be suitable for this task? What kind of system and OS would you recommend for this?
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How do I use the “Optional Tag” field in the GUI light wallet?

What exactly is this field for? What format is the "tag" supposed to be in? Does the recipient see it? Does this info survive a snapshot?
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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 ...
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DB snapshots for the masses - are there any risks?

I have created a tutorial and a slack channel #fullnodes-ger for the installation of a full node (currently only german) and do a DB snapshot of me for many people who follow this tutorial, so that ...
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How to generate a seed safely?

I am sceptical about online generators. How could I generate a IOTA seed safely offline? Does it need to be on a specific format?
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How do I set up a datastream for sale?

So, datum.iota.org is offering access to data streams? Is there any way I could sell my data through the same network at this time?
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Consensus - how is a single, non-conflicting graph (tangle) maintained?

In traditional blockchains consensus is maintained by proof of work such that the valid chain containing the most cumulative work is agreed to be the consensus chain. IOTA lacks blocks and ...
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How can I safely store my IOTA seed?

I currently store my seed in a plain text file, backed up on a USB drive, which is a security risk. What is the safest way to store my seed since there is no IOTA hardware wallet available yet?
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Why does IOTA use a ternary number system?

What are the benefits of the ternary number system over the more traditional binary number system? Are there drawbacks to ternary with respect to binary, aside from the obvious of less adoption?
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What does the IOTA coordinator actually do?

We know that there is a coordinator, which helps to secure the network in order to prevent attacks in early stages of adoption. What does it do exactly, how does it work?
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What is the distinction between a full node and a full public node?

Further, are there a different set of system requirements between the two, and if so, what is it?

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