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What are the expected advantages of Curl-P over Kerl algorithm?

Kerl uses SHA-3 Keccak at its core, which is a binary hashing algorithm. This means that the trinary 'trits' which IOTA normally operates on are converted to bits before being absorbed by Keccak, ...
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What is the Actual IOTA Algorithm for Tip Selection?

(I already know that this answer will disappoint you - as it did disappoint me when I found it out) The current algorithms around the tangle depend on a central node run by the Foundation, known as ...
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Does the Tangle enforce a tip-selection algorithm?

The protocol does not enforce a particular tip selection algorithm, so every transaction-issuing network participant is free to choose whatever method they want. The IOTA reference implementation (IRI)...
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Does the Tangle enforce a tip-selection algorithm?

The highlighted points of the tangle whitepaper are that first, you cannot enforce a selection strategy, and second, if you assume others are following monte carlo, then that is your best strategy to ...
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What are the cryptographic functions in IOTA(Tangle)

As the whole implementation uses ternary arithmetic, it uses ternary algorithms. For hashing there are three ternary algorithms in use or planned to be used: CURL-T (the original one) where ...
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Which algorithms do IOTA use?

At the moment, this is the state: https://github.com/iotaledger/kerl MAM used troika: https://github.com/iotaledger/entangled/tree/develop/mam There is a change on the roadmap. We will change to ...
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Does the Tangle enforce a tip-selection algorithm?

The IRI implements a random tip selection algorithm but you are free to modify it to select again and again the same transaction. It's what you do when you promote a transaction. Inundating the ...
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