Giorgio Mandolfo from IOTA Foundation spoke to Crypto Finder to explain. Interview from Blockchain Week London on 23 January 2018.
Hi, I’m Giorgio Mandolfo. I’m part of the IOTA foundation as a sysops engineer.
IOTA is a distributed ledger. It’s a distributed ledger built on top of a protocol called Tangle.
The Tangle is a different way of conceptualising decentralised ledgers, different in particular compared to any other blockchain ledger. In fact, in IOTA, we often say it’s blockchain with no blocks and no chain.
IOTA itself started with four co-founders – Dominik Schiener, David Sønstebø, Serguei Popov and Sergey Ivancheglo at about 2015, way before I even knew about the project. The protocol and the very first white paper started taking into place and then fast forward 2016, the main net (which means basically the IOTA as a ledger) went live mid-2016. Read more from finder.com.au…
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