IOTA PoWbox Relaunched

PoWbox, which is a great help for developers, has some major improvements, but works similarly to the old Sandbox
01 March 2018   1216

On February 28, 2018, IOTA has announced that the new and improved IOTA PoWbox, which was previously IOTA Sandbox, was released and is ready for use. PoWbox is useful first of all for developers, as it allows Proof of Work to be done not on the developer’s local machine but on a separate remote server farm which does the computation in a fraction of the time.

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As it was stated in the official announcement of IOTA, PoWbox has some major improvements, but works similarly to the old Sandbox:

  • The PoWbox leverages Kubernetes autoscaling across IOTA dedicated GPU farm and a separate cloud provider, and takes less than a second in most cases — about one-tenth of a second at MWM=9
  • Users can get an API token for the IOTA PoWbox via GitHub OAuth integration, but they must have a verified GitHub account to use the PoWbox, and rate limiter will be observed and adjusted as necessary to keep the PoWbox available for everyone
  • The PoWbox code has been ported to Node.js to make it more accessible to more developers, and will soon be made available on GitHub, and the repo comes complete with instructions for running via Docker or Kubernetes with a few simple commands

The source code for the PoWbox server is available, and IOTA provides a PoWbox for the IOTA testnet.

PoWaaS For IOTA Wallets to be Released

A free solution called is designed for wallets and applications
27 August 2018   1498

The development team introduced a new PoWaaS client (PoW-as-a-service) for fast transactions IOTA network tranactions.

A free solution called is designed for wallets and applications, and also works in conjunction with a hardware accelerator for mining devices with weak computing power Pidiver.

Fast and efficient PoWaaS (PoW-as-a-service) for your IOTA wallet, MAM-stream or any IOTA usecase requiring fast transaction turnout. Don't overheat your CPU/GPU by doing IOTA PoW locally, instead use our solution to access consistently fast hashing power. Perfect for low-power IoT devices, mobile and desktop solutions.

Get more info at GitHub.