Iota Whitepaper

The Tangle: Serguei Popov, for Jinn Labs

The Iota whitepaper analyzes the mathematical foundations of IOTA, a cryptocurrency for the Internet-of-Things (IoT) industry. The main feature of this novel cryptocurrency is the tangle, a directed acyclic graph (DAG) for storing transactions. The tangle naturally succeeds the blockchain as its next evolutionary step, and offers features that are required to establish a machine-to-machine micropayment system. An essential contribution of this paper is a family of Markov Chain Monte Carlo (MCMC) algorithms. These algorithms select attachment sites on the tangle for a transaction that has just arrived.

October 1st 2017 : Iota Whitepaper v1.3

August 22, 2017 : Iota-Whitepaper v1.2

August11,2017:  IOTA_Whitepaper v1.1 in Japanese

June 17th 2017 : Iota-Whitepaper v1.0

April 3, 2016 : Iota-Whitepaper v0.6


August 6th 2017 – On the timestamps in the tangle

Serguei Popov author of IOTA whitepaper
Serguei Popov

Iota Whitepaper Summary: Tangle vs Blockchain Explained

The tangle whitepaper is not for the faint of heart, if you are not mathematically inclined and would like a more simplified understanding of how the IOTA tangle works watch the video here:

Tangle Vs Blockchain Explained