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IOTA

IOTA is a cryptocurrency that's based around Directed Acylic Graphs (DAG) rather than PoW or POS consensus mechanisms. IOTA is aimed at removing the need for blocks and transaction fees.

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Reviews for IOTA

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IOTA is disputing this in part because - they lack a functional understanding of cryptography to the extent that they are taking the informal answers of security.stackexchange.com as rigorous definitions; - they lack any natural intuition about how to think about security, to the extent that they are rolling their own crypto and testing it on production systems without peer review; - and they lack the social skills to accurately interpret the more qualitative aspects of these textbook definitions such as what the word “negligible” means.

2018-03-04 | Full Review

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IOTA in its current form does not provide any censorship resistance, since the path of the tree is centrally directed through a Coordinator node run by the IOTA Foundation. As such, IOTA is no more decentralized than an Apache Kafka cluster, or Ripple and their Unique Node List.

2017-06-14 | Full Review

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While IOTA was one of the first major projects to build a DAG instead of a blockchain, we find that the approach taken by the IOTA team presents many reasons to be highly concerned. While DAG-based systems may form an important part of the future of the crypto ecosystem, we have reservations about the DAG implementation of IOTA, as listed above.

2018-01-23 | Full Review

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Most of the stuff in this space doesn't get actively exploited. Look at BTCP or IOTA, both terribly, hilariously insecure, and, yet...nothing. That doesn't make them secure, only means there is lower-hanging fruit for people to eploit.

Matt Corrallo, Engineer at Chaincode Labs and Bitcoin Core Developer

2018-06-03 | Full Review

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IOTA is a bad joke but still has a $4B market cap, 5x that of last summer. ICO market seems frothy still.

2018-05-28 | Full Review

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Iota has some promising ideas. Its community needs to learn to be better team players though.

2018-04-26 | Full Review

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IOTA is garbage.

2018-03-31 | Full Review

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IOTA is so batshit crazy they managed to turn a theoretical one-time-signature vulnerability into an actual, practical to exploit one.

2018-03-12 | Full Review

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I like to think the markets will eventually abandon tech-train-wreck coins (like iota).

2018-02-25 | Full Review

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IOTA's primary pitch is to be infinitely scalable and free. This requires that users run nodes that validate transactions, and that these "users" can be things like a toaster to be applicable for IOT. Tangles use tiny amounts of PoW to validate and prevent spam. But...if the PoW required is so low that your toaster can do it, than it's also low enough that a bad actor can mess up the graph with cheap spam.

Ari Paul, Co-founder and CIO of BlockTower Capital

2018-02-19 | Full Review

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Iota is more appropriately described as a “crowdsourced hate machine” these days

Nic Carter, Partner at Castle Island Ventures and Co-creator of Coinmetrics

2018-07-24 | Full Review

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I follow DLT projects where the people working on solutions are honest and transparent. IOTA is not only non-functional, but also opaque and deceitful, sometimes outright malicious, and its community is either dumb or toxic. Therefore I will give up on IOTA in particular.

2018-07-13 | Full Review

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IOTA is a scam

2018-07-13 | Full Review

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IOTA just wound up with a worse set of choices because the reality of this fundamental tradeoff wasn't confronted. So instead of a considered optimization, we get a lopsided choice that fails to scale. 2/2

2018-09-09 | Full Review

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IOTA is amazingly bad. I find it hard to believe it's valued at billions of dollars. I guess they have great marketing or something. I never got into it because I looked at their java reference implementation and found it to be a mess.

2018-01-24 | Full Review

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A quick reminder that it’s November 2018 and Iota *still* depends on a centralized server to keep their network from forking.

2018-12-25 | Full Review

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#IOTA, made by the same geniuses who rolled their own cryptography without peer review, harassed the cryptographers who found the vulnerability, and tried to cover it all up with increasingly absurd excuses.

2018-11-21 | Full Review

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