The Iota Foundation, the nonprofit organization, has partnered with Austria’s newest Christian Doppler Laboratory (CDL) as an industrial partner.
It has been reported that the first of its kind, the laboratory is housed at the Vienna University of Technology and named the CDL Blockchain Technologies for the Internet of Things (CDL-BOT).
However, the laboratory was officially opened in a digital ceremony on November 26 by the Austrian Federal Minister for Digital and Economic Affairs Margarethe Schramböck.
It will focus on research and development in public and private partnerships between institutions and businesses seeking to expand the implementation of distributed ledger technologies (DLT) in everyday use scenarios.
The new CD Laboratory is a significant milestone for #IOTA #SmartContracts. We will work with leading research and industry partners to accelerate its development and introduce new features such as atomic swaps and cross-chain interoperability. Exciting times ahead! — Dominik Schiener (@DomSchiener) November 26, 2020
The report said that Iota is joining CDL-BOT along with Pantos, its new research partner, which bills itself as “the first multi-blockchain token system.”
Pantos is an offshoot of BitPanda, a Vienna-based trading platform for cryptocurrencies and other assets, such as gold.
Professor Stefan Schulte, who is leading the newly established lab, said:
“With the rising number of potential application areas for DLT-based payments and data exchange in the Internet of Things, new DLTs have to be integrated, and interoperability between different DLTs becomes necessary. I am looking forward to doing joint research with the IOTA Foundation and Pantos in order to find novel solutions to this highly topical topic.”
Likewise, Iota’s goal is to implement its platform as the defacto standard for DLT and IoT devices, which is currently experiencing unprecedented economic growth. By using Iota as an operational standard, each IoT device would be able to transmit data and payment information to other devices connected to the Iota mainnet.
The new research laboratory will serve to develop standardized systems to connect the world’s devices in ways not yet possible. https://t.co/K6a1dc9uQg — Cointelegraph (@Cointelegraph) November 27, 2020
It has been analyzed that on November 24, Iota completed a standardization update to help assure interoperability between devices and systems using Iota-based software.
In October, the Iota Foundation announced that it would be working with the government of Japan on a project seeking to transform the country’s industrial infrastructure using its systems.
The Iota network can now theoretically handle up to 1,000 transactions per second thanks to an August upgrade dubbed “Chrysalis.”
Thus, the Iota Foundation plans to become a fully decentralized network by Q1 2021.