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How do subtangles work?

There are various kind of sub-tangles (or clusters). Here are two examples: Offline Tangles: Together with a certain number of nodes you effectively go offline (or "off the grid") and issue ...
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Full node influence on scalability

I guess you are right for the current state of mainnet. However concepts like sharding, swarmnodes, horizontal scaling and hardware support in the form of JINN (and/or Q?????) will eventually lead to ...
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How do subtangles work?

Today, with the Coordinator According my understanding, a subtangle is build by a subset of fullnodes disconnected from the main tangle. (The main tangle being the one were the Coo broadcast the ...
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Sharding/swarms

Sharding is the process of dividing up data. For example, if you had a database containing information about all of the people alive today it could be quite large (depending on what information you ...
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Full node influence on scalability

You are asking two questions that are somewhat contradictory: "[...] can the nodes get overburdened and cause network congestion, if there are not enough full nodes?" "[...] that the maximum tps is ...
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How can there be consensus once the tangle is too large for a single iri node to track?

A single IOTA node can already handle around 1000 transactions per second, this is quite a bit but probably not enough in the future. Once this becomes an issue sharding can be a solution. This means ...
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What determines when a snapshot occurs?

Until now there is no formal nor oficial rule that defines when a Snapshot must be conducted. Normally it occurs when the network needs update, correction or due to a new release. The snapshot is ...
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What determines when a snapshot occurs?

At the moment, a Snapshot happens when the IOTA foundation decides to do so. There are plans to add automatic snapshotting (probably based on the number of confirmed transactions since the last ...
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Why were 4-byte integers chosen as the best way of storing individual trits within IOTA software?

I was in discord around the time this was originally posted. I figured someone would have provided the answer right after we discussed it... @Come-from-Beyond brought it up himself, and he said that ...
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Very high index addresses, will they limit scalability?

You would likely store your seed the index of the first unspent address The way IOTA address generation works makes some things very easy: Let's say, your seed is AAAAAA... AAAAAA... + 0 = AAAAAA.....
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How does address reuse prevention affect scalability?

This is meant to be a temporary measure, until a better wallet comes along. Once everyone is using a "stateful" wallet that remembers the addresses used in the past and avoids their reuse, there will ...
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Scalability of IOTA network and nodes

Yes, Fullnodes have to sync and store every single transactions and with Fullnodes it is not possible to scale unlimited. The current Network is build by Fullnodes and is not able to scale. The ...
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Scalability of IOTA network and nodes

Right now the network is being limited by the coordinator. My following answer is made with the assumption that the coordinator has been removed or at least decentralized into the network. We need ...
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What is the throughput in transactions per second in the Pollen network?

There was no spam test so far because many building blocks have been completed in the last few days. According to the team that is planned for the future but not priority right now.
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How is the Gossip Protocol, which is used by IOTA, classified?

Be aware that such classification is mainly a theoretical exercise. In practice, a concrete implementation of a gossip like protocol may have properties/features/characteristics coming from different ...
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What information do IOTA nodes store?

The way I understand it, full nodes store every transaction that they and their neighbors are aware of. From, to, amount, message, tag, trunk/branch transactions, etc. They also store information ...
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