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IOTA Tangle in a tangle? A member of the Board of Directors says nothing to worry

Laira Rebecca



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IOTA, an open source distributed ledger which aims to serve as a foundation for the Internet of Things [IoT] is creating a buzz in the market because of a Twitter post. The post also drew the attention of the IOTA Foundation’s Board of Directors, Ralf Rottmann, also the Founder of Grandcentrix.

A Twitterati posted a tweet claiming that ‘someone is stitching the side tangle to the main tangle’ leading to a break in the nodes’ ability to select tips.

Sarah Jamie Lewis, the Executive Director at Open Privacy posted:

“Currently the confirmed transaction ratio in iota is practically 0 because someone is stitching the side tangle to the main tangle and this apparently breaks regular nodes ability to select tips. Let’s just enjoy this moment.”

1st screenshot attached along with the tweet

1st screenshot attached along with the tweet | Source: Twitter

2nd Screenshot attached along witht the tweet

2nd Screenshot attached along with the tweet | Source: Twitter

The Twitterati further says:

“Going further this seems to have taken every single iota peer offline… As seen by this screenshot of an IOTA peer manager someone left open to the internet (thanks shodan)”

3rd Screenshot attached along with the tweet

3rd Screenshot attached along with the tweet | Source: Twitter

Sarah continues to say that even after spot checks on a dozen nodes, there wasn’t any response to simple requests as well on getNodeInfo, irrespective of them being up.

4th screenshot attached along with the Tweet

4th screenshot attached along with the tweet | Source: Twitter

To which, Ralf Rottmann, member of the IOTA Foundation Board of Directors said that some of the nodes are down probably because of the ‘Tangle DB growing too big for the available desk space’. He also said that IOTA is still working on the local snapshot feature which facilitates very low powered nodes and that IOTA has announced the next global snapshot.

The next global snapshot is scheduled on 9th July 2018 from 8:00 UTC to 15:00 UTC.

Raft Rottmann further added:

“People continually try to attack the tangle, and we learn from these attacks to make it more resilient over time. Remeber, IOTA is an early-stage project and these kinds of events are par for the course. As long as someone can get such a large percentage of hash power, they can do whatever they like. This is true for any DLT, and the exact reason we have the coordinator ensuring that tokens are safe during this early period.”

C_Ruhf, a Twitterati says:

“I usually don’t indulge in epicaricacy or Schadenfreude, but I make an exception for the IOTA team. Never seen a group of devs more pretentious and arrogant than them. They fully deserve to fail.”

Andreas Eder, another Twitterati says:

“My nodes are fine and running! Down nodes are mainly due to lack of disk space, but those neighbours did inform me in advance….thats what I call community”

Josh Wrede says:

“Lol darn I hate when my tangles get tangled. I feel like this is a really big deal and if it wasn’t Friday night I’m US/middle of night Europe it would be blowing up. IOTA is smart with this pre-weekend news dump (sarcasm font I sadly need to use on Twitter) #untanglemytangles”

James Sutton says:

“The solid red circles are my confirmed spammer transactions. The white middle red circles are my non-confirmed that just hit the Tangle. So Tangle is working, the side Tangle isn’t affecting the main Tangle. Yes, many nodes are down, but many are working showing my confirmed tx”

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Laira is a full-time writer at AMBCrypto. She is a Computer Science graduate and she has about 1-year experience in writing. Her enthusiasm and keen interest in developing her knowledge about blockchain and cryptocurrency led her to be a part of AMBCrypto. She currently does not hold any value in cryptocurrency or its projects.