IOTA Transaction Spammer


CARROTS SPAMMER!


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Why spam the network with transactions?

It speeds up confirmations!

IOTA is a cryptocurrency whose transaction confirmations are based on subsequent transactions that get added to the tangle. So the more transactions that get added to the tangle, the faster previous transactions get confirmed.

There are other bottlenecks in play that may limit confirmation time, like network quality, bandwidth, and node reliability.

How does this work?

This webapp combines two libraries from the IOTA foundation to work: iota.lib.js for interacting with IOTA nodes and curl.lib.js for doing the PoW (Proof of Work) in your web browser.

Could spamming be bad?

This tool was made with the intention of strengthening the IOTA network. IOTA is still very early in its development and will need to handle traffic orders of magnitude higher than the people spamming the network today, in order to succeed as a cryptocurrency in the future. This spamming acts as a test for the network that can be utilized to further improve the code, fix bugs and performance issues. In this sense, spamming this early on in this project is a very good thing.

Here is a quote about the matter from David Sønstebø, founder of IOTA:

...in general IOTA encourage spam as it improves the network’s throughput. Participants ... attempted to spam the network ... which ultimately just gave us a lot of free research data and validation of how the IOTA ledger absorbs such spam attacks organically.

About the Author

This project was originally created by Peter Ryszkiewicz (pRizz@GitHub), software engineer in Chicago, IL.

About the Project

This project is hosted on GitHub at https://github.com/pRizz/iota-transaction-spammer-webapp under the MIT license.

MIT License

Copyright (c) 2017 Peter Ryszkiewicz

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