FogNet: Where IOTA (MIOTA) Cryptocurrency Combines With Bluetooth.
IOTA (MIOTA) –A lot of people who are familiar with technology, miniaturization and advancement are not always tired of listening to IOTA’s awesome technology.
One important use case of IOTA is FogNet. The idea which won the first position at an IOTA Hackaton sometimes back.
FogNet is regarded as an alternative to internet. It uses Bluetooth and the IOTA protocol to serve internet connectivity instead of relying on service providers.
As a decentralized network which transfers data, it depends on p2p data transfer using the FogNet “routers” made up of an Arduino device coupled with a Bluetooth Low-Energy device. This routers can connect to a neighborhood mesh of other FogNet routers.
Through it, you can seek web contents, videos, and so on from neighbours who depends on that routers as well.
Since Bluetooth is enabled on nearly all devices today, the technological innovation can be used on any computer, smartphone or any other Bluetooth enabled devices.
A Distinct Solution To Rural Internet.
Today, FogNet should be seen as a unique solution to hurdles faced in remote areas where internet exist in low quality or does not exist at all.
At the moment, FogNet serves contents through regular internet, but there may be improvement on the idea in the nearest future.
Audi Think Tank & IOTA Foundation explore Tangle-based mobility use cases
On the July 25th, the IOTA Foundation announced a one week Google Design Sprint with Audi Denkwerkstatt to build a permissionless mobility ecosystem. Audi Denkwerkstatt is Audi’s Think Tank based in Berlin. The two firms will be exploring Tangle-based use cases, build a low level prototype and to gather customer’s feedback.
“The Audi Denkwerkstatt team consists of seven Audi employees who support 15 colleagues from all business areas, levels and age groups in generating, validating and implementing ideas about premium mobility within six months. The aim is to establish business models independently or in cooperation with others.”
The joint effort will pave way for IOTA to be integrated into a new mobility solution with expertise from Audi.