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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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