Lingk employee wins worldwide distributed ledger IOTA hackathon!

We’re proud to share that Evan Feenstra, a software engineer at Lingk, won a worldwide IOTA hackathon with his Fognet project! He is a key contributor to our user experience efforts and the Lingk DX platform demonstrates his creativity and versatility. Evan’s work in this award-winning IOTA project is a perfect example of the same creativity he displays on a daily basis.

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Evan's project combined cryptocurrency with shared internet access enabling a model of sustainable internet access in emerging markets and beyond. "FogNet is the winner of our Flash Channel hackathon,” wrote Lewis Freiberg, IOTA Foundation Developer. “The project stood out to us as it embodies decentralised vision of IOTA. Fognet uses payment channels in resource and bandwidth restricted environments to exchange data for instant payments.”

Fognet uses payment channels in resource and bandwidth restricted environments to exchange data for instant payments
— Lewis Freiberg, IOTA Foundation Developer

Blockchain and distributed ledger technology (DLT) represent a pivotal change in how data will be managed in the future. IOTA enables some of the high scale, transactional use cases because there are no mining fees and the algorithm is designed to gain speed with each increasing load. Additionally, different types of data can be written to the blockchain to support more use cases than current Bitcoin-based blockchain platforms.

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In education, the types of use cases for blockchain are dependent on the limitations of the blockchain or DLT technology. For DLT platforms, like IOTA, education institutions and corporations can start thinking beyond certifications and into higher volume learning activities and experiences.

Lingk is excited for Evan's success in this competition. We look forward to incorporating DLT and blockchain capabilities into Lingk DX so that you can build new types of data experiences for faculty, student and employees. To experience Lingk DX today, sign up for a free trial.