IOTA is a cryptocurrency designed for the Internet of Things. But before we get into why the Internet of Things needs IOTA, lets look at what IOTA can offer to the existing cryptocurrency scene. ... IOTA has 4 HUGE advantages over Blockchain cryptocurrencies in that it is: Scalable.
What is IOTA ?
IOTA is an open-source distributed ledger protocol that goes 'beyond blockchain' through its core invention of the blockless ‘Tangle’. The IOTA Tangle is a quantum-proof Directed Acyclic Graph, with no fees on transactions & no fixed limit on how many transactions can be confirmed per second in the network. Instead, throughput grows in conjunction with activity in the network; the more activity, the faster the network. Unlike blockchain architecture, IOTA has no separation between users and validators; rather, validation is an intrinsic property of using the ledger, thus avoiding centralization. IOTA is initially focused on serving as the backbone of the emerging Internet-of-Things (IoT). For a more in depth look at the technical design of IOTA read their https://iota.org/IOTA_Whitepaper.pdf.
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