IOTA will assist Taipei in building a smart city

Taiwan capital strives to become a blockchain-powered city
01 February 2018   1947

Open-source non-profit foundation from Germany and Taipei City will explore new possibilities of applying the blockless protocol Tangle to improve data integrity and authenticity concerns in different domains. The initial project is going to be digital citizen cards with a built-in TangleID. It addresses such issues as identity theft, fraud, healthcare, inter-organization and inter-city data exchanges.

Another potential lies on the plain of data marketplaces and micropayment business models will shape the future. IOTA teamed with BiiLabs, a startup that focuses on distributed ledger technology, to incorporate Tangle and data marketplace into the smart city.

A project that is already underway is Airbox. The goal of the project is to design small air sensors that detect temperature, humidity, light and pollution. The collected air quality data is then shared online. BiiLabs will import Airbox in Tangle in oder to implement incentivized payment in IOTA.

PoWaaS For IOTA Wallets to be Released

A free solution called is designed for wallets and applications
27 August 2018   1185

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.