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Every 1st Thursday of the month

Microsoft Reactor Westlake

320 Westlake Ave N 4th floor · Seattle, WA

How to find us

Just take the elevator to the 4th Floor!

Location image of event venue


• What we'll do
PWL mini:
Maybe you!!!

Main Event:
Joshulyne Park will be leading a discussion on "The Tangle." This is the paper behind IOTA, a cryptocurrency for the Internet of Things (IoT).

In this paper we analyze 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 machineto-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.

Paper Link:
Dinner will be provided! We usually eat between 6:30 and 7:00, with papers starting at 7.

• Important to know

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