Nordic Semiconductor and NTNU in Norway explore IOTA and the Data Marketplace

As we move closer to the official announcement of ‘Qubic‘, big news keeps rolling on out, and the latest is an exciting step forward in the use of IoT sensors on the IOTA Marketplace by Semiconductor producer Nordic.

The Thingy:52 featured in the video below is a multi-purpose sensor dev kit using Bluetooth Low Energy, it has been used in all sorts of scenarios, but this will be it first use in Distributed Ledger Technology.

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IOTA Data Marketplace – Big Brands Onboard

The IOTA Foundation is thrilled to introduce an ambitious project that has been in the making since 2015. The Data Marketplace is IOTA’s most comprehensive pilot study thus far. The goal is to enable a truly decentralized data marketplace to open up the data silos that currently keep data limited to the control of a few entities. Data is one of the most imperative ingredients in the machine economy and the connected world.


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IOTA EV charging station taking payments live with IOTA

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An electric vehicle charging station taking live payments with IOTA was demoed at the Amsterdam meetup


Close up of the demo they used live at the event. It would activate when you plugged in the charging cord and the cell phone app would pay X amount of IOTA per KiloWatt hour and the app will have a search function to find the nearest charging stations. The proof of work is offloaded from the cell phone and would eventually be done by the companies servers to keep the POW fast and light for users.

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Follow the discussion on Reddit: IOTA EV charging station by ELaad demoed at the Amsterdam meetup. Taking payments live with IOTA

BOSCH XDK using IOTA MAM (Masked Authenticated Messaging)

The IOTA powered Bosch XDK is a programmable sensor device & a prototyping platform for any IoT use case you can imagine.


The universal programmable sensor device packed with state of the art sensor technology and ready-to-use software packages, capable of fulfilling all your IoT application needs.

Built for Bosch Connected Devices and Solutions to create IoT products, XDK has evolved continuously and is not only a prototyping platform but also a sensor node solution.

MAM (Masked Authenticated Messaging) means your data is encrypted (Masked). Your data is confirmed to be coming from your device or entity (Authenticated). You can have a data stream that runs in a distributed ledger continuously and carry on until you decide to stop publishing (Messaging).

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The world’s first blockchain smartphone is in development

Sirin Labs, the company behind the $14,000 Solarin smartphone, is now developing an open-source model that runs on a fee-less blockchain. The Finney — named in honor of bitcoin pioneer Hal Finney — will be the only smartphone in the world that’s fully secure and safe enough to hold cryptographic coins. Or so says the company, which is launching a crowdsale event this October (date to be confirmed) to support the phone’s development.

According to Sirin, all Finney devices (there’s an all-in-one PC coming, too) will form an independent blockchain network powered by IOTA’s Tangle technology. The network will operate without centralized backbones or mining centers cluttering up the transaction process, using the SRN token as its default currency (only SRN token holders will be able to purchase the device). And it’ll all run on a Sirin operating system specially designed to support blockchain applications such as crypto wallets and secure exchange access.

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Instant & Feeless— IOTA Flash Channels




IOTA launches Flash.…

What are some of the use cases of Flash Channels?

Any application that requires instant, bi-directional transactions between two parties. Some of these use cases include EV Charging, Bandwidth on Demand, Other Resources On-Demand (such as Computation, Storage etc.), Pay per Article, and many others.

IOTA-Based Student Project Places Second at Porsche Innovation Contest

Built using the IOTA Tangle, two students working with NXP Semiconductors earned second place in the inaugural Porsche Innovation Contest on blockchain technology. The project, called FAPSY, beat over one hundred other entries from entrepreneurial teams around the world to claim second place in the automotive company’s first Innovation Contest.

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Volkswagen confirm IoT vehicles 2019

With the aim of increasing safety in road traffic, Volkswagen will enable vehicles to communicate with each other as from 2019

  • From 2019 on, Volkswagen will start fitting the first models with pWLAN technology
  • Information on traffic risks arising at short notice will be sent to other vehicles and the local environment within a few milliseconds