What is Iota? Advantages of the Tangle.

in #iota6 years ago (edited)

-"IOTA is a new distributed ledger technology to function as the backbone of the Internet of Things.
Established in 2014, it is the only technology of its kind that is able to function as the lightweight distributed ledger with scalability, quantum resistance and decentralization for all IoT devices"-

-"IOTA was created as a far related derivation of blockchain technology but is far more advanced and already recognized in the innovation-press like Forbes, Techcrunch, International Business Times and Huffington Post"- Tangleblog.com

What innovation does Iota bringt to the table?

The revolutionary innovation is called Tangle. Tangle is a directed acyclic graph (DAG)

What are some of the main characteristics of IOTA?

  1. IOTA has no mining, no blocks, no difficulty
  2. IOTA has no transaction fees
  3. IOTA scales almost infinitely, unlike Blockchains
  4. IOTA is not solely made as a currency but as an interoperability protocol that solves the problems of the IoT
  5. IOTA wants to enable the machine economy
  6. IOTA is lead by the IOTA Foundation, an NGO registered in Germany

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