IOTA Flash Hackathon  –  Winners Announced

The Flash Hackathon started in November 2017, participants were asked to build solutions that utilise Flash to solve unique and useful problems. With some exciting ‘real world’ project ideas underway and cash prizes including $15,000 for first place up for grab, the community was eager to see the outcome.

Winners were announced today, FogNet taking first place which uses payment channels in resource and bandwidth restricted environments to exchange data for instant payments.

Watch a short video for more on the FogNet project here:

Other projects include WIOTA, which uses embedded hardware to create a WiFi Access Point that uses Flash Channels payments to charge users for their access to data by the minute, and a project that integrates IOTA Flash Channels into the population Open-Source home automation platform, Home Assistant.

Read the full IOTA Blog Post HERE

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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