Billy Sanders, Director of Research at the IOTA Foundation, shared research specifications to cover the design of a fully decentralized IOTA.
IOTA 2.0 Research Specification Available for Experts and Enthusiasts.
According to the official announcement by the IOTA Foundation, the IOTA 2.0 research specifications have been published to the dedicated IOTA GitHub library repository.
Billy Sanders Said on Twitter:
With all the excitement of last week’s Nectar release, another significant achievement may have been over looked: we released the research specs! Now anyone can learn how the protocol works in detail
As stated, these docs explain the current state of IOTA to developers, both internal and external (including those interested in building on Nectar), as well as experts specializing in blockchain analysis.
In addition, community members interested in experimenting with IOTA 2.0 on devnet and mainnet can study the specifications to improve their understanding of protocol practices.
The Iota team emphasizes that no specification is final as many parameters are subject to change. In addition, some non-experimental metrics have been removed from the 2.0 research specifications.
The Team clarify the difference between the Nectar documentation and the IOTA v2.0 research specs. While the Nectar docs describe how the protocol works on devnet, the specifications describe how it should work after IOTA has been completely decentralized.
IOTA 2.0 is a standardized protocol, and thus will have special protocol specifications dictating how IOTA nodes must behave. These research specifications are a mix of both the protocol specifications and the implementation specifications.
Billy Sanders Tweeted:
With all the excitement of last week's Nectar release, another significant achievement may have been over looked: we released the research specs! Now anyone can learn how the protocol works in detail https://t.co/4TqWIIEAj2
— Billy Sanders (@BillySandersIF) June 7, 2021