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What has been the growth rate of tangle confirmation rate until today?

I am curious to understand how the tangle has improved in terms of confirmation rate since its inception. Are there any statistics which show this? A positive growth is definitely a good sign. And if ...
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Side-tangle and its solution

I still do not understand the whole side-tangle problem after reading the article by Dom. So this side-tangle starts by referencing some milestone and then grows further by adding txs which are only ...
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JOTA - Use of Servers

I'm using the JOTA : Library 0.9.11-SNAPSHOT API. I am using Eclipse JUnit testing for the example found at https://github.com/iotaledger/iota.lib.java/blob/master/jota/src/test/java/jota/...
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If someone were to find a Proof of Work collision, could they pin the tail of the tangle to the head?

If someone were to find a Transaction Proof of Work collision, would it be possible to pin the tail of the tangle to the head and create an infinite loop? IE. Create a self-referential tangle segment ...
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JOTA - How to verify PoW is being done?

I'm using the JOTA : Library 0.9.11-SNAPSHOT API. I have the example found at https://github.com/iotaledger/iota.lib.java/blob/master/jota/src/test/java/jota/SendMessageTest.java working from an ...
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What IRI API commands should only be executed on a node that is synced to the latest milestone?

I want to load balance commands to my nodes. But not all nodes are equally fast. Some commands do not need a node that is completely up to date to finish successfully, like attachToTangle. Therefore I ...
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If the coordinator were to be identified or located, what attacks could be carried out against it?

The coordinator is currently vital to the operation of the Iota network. There are both security (leaking the seed used to generate milestones) and availability (it must be able to issue milestones) ...
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With IRI version 1.5.2, how does the prevention of lazy tip selection change the tangle's partition tolerance?

One of the features of IOTA is that sub-tangles can be constructed and then attached to to the main tangle in the future. With IRI version 1.5.2, how does the prevention of lazy tip selection change ...
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Can the coordinator be found or identified?

The coordinator is currently vital to the operation of the Iota network. There are both security (leaking the seed used to generate milestones) and availability (it must be able to issue milestones) ...
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What could an adversary do with the seed of the coordinator?

The coordinator issues milestones that the Iota network use as a root of trust when validating transactions. These milestones are signed, which in turn means that keys exist for signing the milestones....
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In IRI version 1.5.2, is the prevention of lazy tip selection a further entrenchment of the Coordinator?

For background, please read: https://blog.iota.org/coming-soon-iri-1-5-2-52114ca67a70 Under the hood, while doing validation, IRI will now remember the most recent milestone referenced by each ...
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Why is anyone with API access allowed to cancel the 'attachToTangle' operation of another user?

In the IRI, there is no filter that prevents anyone from cancelling another users 'attachToTangle' operation when the POW is in progress. See API.java, case "interruptAttachingToTangle" Why is that?
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What happens to the Iota network if the coordinator vanishes?

Some people argue that Iota is centralised because of the use of a coordinator to issue milestones which, in turn, are used as a root of trust to verify transactions. What would happen to the network ...
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Wallet 2.5.7- latest snapshot - unknown new addresses between old addresses

Yesterday I tried restore my balances in wallet 2.5.7 after the latest snapshot. I have two seeds. Final balances from both seeds were finally displayed correctly (although once wallet show request ...
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Are inbound/outbound Iota connections encrypted?

If I am running a full node, what can an adversary determine from sniffing the traffic to and from my node, or is it all encrypted?
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How to get IOTA testnet tokens and who distributes them in the first place?

I did try https://faucet.testnet.iota.org — its not working currently Also will all old testnet tokens be compatible with the new devnet's? Is the testnet still the same since the beginning of IOTA?...
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Is Java MAM Coming? [closed]

I'm developing a Java REST web services app that works with the Tangle. Currency won't be involved, just data messages, as from sensors. I think MAM is the technology for me, but I am not seeing any ...
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How to set an IOTA node for the Data Markeplace? [closed]

I'd like to set up an IOTA node and put the data on the Data Marketplace but it'seems that the API are not published yet. Does anyone know when will be available?
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is udp or tcp neighbour connection encrypted? [closed]

IS "udp" or "tcp" neighbour connection encrypted? to prevent sniffers to find out which ip have an iota node behind it.
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How is the secrecy of the Iota seed maintained on IoT devices?

Iota is intended to be deployed on IoT devices. A problem with IoT devices is that they are placed in insecure locations, allowing attackers to gain physical access and perform advance/prolonged ...
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How is the Iota software updated on nodes?

Iota is intended to be deployed on IoT devices which have low resources: low CPU power, low storage, low bandwidth, and low energy. How is it intended that the software is updated on nodes, given ...
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How is authenticity of data gathered by Iota guaranteed? [duplicate]

Several of the proposed use cases of Iota seem to hinge around storing data on the tangle so that it is immutable. Immutable data is only of use if it is authentic. Take, for example, a temperature ...
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What is the lower limit of energy usage for an IOTA transaction?

It has been stated here that an IOTA transaction currently uses around 0.0005kWh or 0.5Wh. In their work example for a smart-meter sending data every 10s using MAM, that is 500kWh in a year. This is ...
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What is the exact stitching process that is being done on the tangle and side-tangle and who is doing it?

As a matter of transparency and of user and community education, I think it is important to properly catalog and make public the side-tangle-to-tangle stitching process that has been conducted by ...
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When can a transaction be considered irreversable? (without COO)

In an interesting exchange between Come-From-Beyond (CFB) and a Nxt developer, the question is asked: DEV. So when can a transaction be considered irreversable? CFB. Never, look at formula #14 in ...
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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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When would it be required to intentionally partition the Iota transaction graph?

According to the original IOTA post on bitcointalk, partition tolerance is not only defined as the ability for the IOTA transaction graph to resist the reversal of large sets of transactions, but also ...
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What determines the various shapes that show on the Tangle Explorer?

The Tangle explorer is currently displaying an "IC". Is this a secret message? What determines the various shapes that show on the Tangle Explorer? Here is another example, while The Coordinator ...
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supporting privacy and private transactions in IOTA?

Has IOTA foundation planned a system of private transactions (whatever the solution considered "zero proof" or other approaches) to support better the privacy ?
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The “road-map” for when the IOTA Tangle reaches sufficient size? [duplicate]

Apparently we are still in "testnet" including a "coordinator" responsible for the validation of all transactions until the tangle reaches sufficient size. If so, what is the "road-map" on this point?
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What is Qubic exactly? A programming language? An IOTA Smart Contract?

According to this blog entry : IOTA does not “natively” support smart contracts. The IOTA Foundation has publicly stated, that smart contracts will not be a feature of the IOTA core but ...
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Invalid Transactions - Do those make a node bad?

I'm working on a application to track your neighbors. I want an indicator if there are any foul nodes. What's the deal with invalid transactions? They are an indicator that a node is bad, but how ...
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Why can I specify a length in Curl.squeeze?

IRI, iota.lib.js, ccurl, Pyota I thought the length of a Curl hash was always 81 trytes or 243 trits. Also, does the length have to be a multiple of something or can it be any number? Are different ...
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When is a transaction valid?

Which parts of a transaction need to have what value in order for it to be stored and broadcast by the IRI? I know that there are some bundle level conditions like valid signature sum of all values ...
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Inclusion State - when true?

in iota docs it says: Inclusion State - is used to determine if a transaction was accepted and confirmed by the network. more specifically, given a transaction and a list of tips: Inclusion ...
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Can iota.api.getTransfers() get specific transactions?

According to iota.lib.js documents, iota.api.getInputs(seed, [, options], callback) the getInputs() have a options argument. options object have four members, start, end, security and ...
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Decentralized milestone issuance scheme?

I decided to preserve the original post in a pastebin for reference but the edits here address pretty much everything i think. Here is the link to the original post. There is also a link to a fresh ...
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IOTA get all transactions for wallet/address programmatically js

I need to listen for a new transactions on testnet submitted by wallet/address programmatically(js). I have tried iota.lib.js, but findTransactionObjects and getAccountData always returns null. Is ...
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Decode signature_message_fragment with utf-8

UnicodeDecodeError: 'utf-8' codec can't decode byte 0xfc in position 7: invalid start byte from ...
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Do nodes reject a spam of zero-value transactions from a single node if it's getting too much?

What is considered "too much"? How could one circumvent this?
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Is it possible to use “Flash channels” to send non-transactional data?

Is it possible to use "Flash channels" to send non-transactional data, A.K.A 'zero-value' transaction type which simply broadcasts a message or data? If so, is it free? And how to do it?
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Why does the least significant trit come first?

What is the reason that the least significant trit is at the very left in the IOTA ternary implementation when all other numbering systems have it at the very right? For T = -1: (dec)8 is T01 instead ...
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What exactly is “IOTA eXtensible Interface” (.ixi modules)?

What exactly is the "IOTA eXtensible Interface"? How does it relate to the rest of the chain, at a high level, and technically?
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How are nodes incentivised to be honest when approving transactions?

I am new to IOTA and would like to understand how nodes are incentivised to be truthful when approving transactions? Bitcoin: Say a miner approves a tx that is invalid (say bc it double spends). It ...
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How to verify a transactions sent by permanodes?

I don't have access to the old transactions anymore, so I have to trust thetangle.org (or permanodes in the future) that data from before the last snapshot is valid. How can I verify old transactions ...
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Is it possible to detect from which node a transaction was issued?

Is it possible to detect from which node a transaction was issued? When my node receive many spam transactions for example, can I be sure that my neighbor issue them?
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Benefits of confirmed 0-value transactions?

As a transaction receiver, is there an advantage to wait until a 0-value transaction is confirmed or not? The only case I can think of is, when the tangle should act as a "spam filter". When the ...
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Interacting with IOTA from mobile application?

Is it possible to interact with IOTA Tangle (for example, send a message) using an application installed in a mobile phone? If so, is it possible to install IOTA library in a mobile phone? And if yes, ...
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Do we need “micro-payment channels” for IOTA similar to Bitcoin or Ethereum?

Since IOTA transactions are free of fee, so do we need to setup a "micro-payment channels" similar to what we have in Bitcoin? (For example "The bitcoin lightning network" or "Duplex Micropayment ...
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Why do I need to create an IOTA instance to use the library functions?

Let the IOTA node instance be iota variable in the following context: var IOTA=require("./node_modules/iota.lib.js/lib/iota") var iota=new IOTA({ 'provider': 'https://iotanode.us:443'}) If I want to ...

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