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Getting Started

IOTA is a distributed ledger technology (DLT) that allows computers in an IOTA network to transfer immutable data and value (IOTA tokens) among each other.

Essentials

IOTA introduces new concepts that are essential to learn before you start using an IOTA network.

Client Libraries

Creating, sending, and receiving transactions requires an in-depth understanding of the IOTA protocol. The IOTA client libraries abstract the complexity of the protocol into simple functions.

Node Software

To join an IOTA network and to start validating and storing transactions, you need to download and install one of the available types of node software.

Private Tangle

Compass is an open-source implementation of the Coordinator, which is a client application that allows nodes in an IOTA network to reach a consensus.

Wallets

Wallets are applications that store your seed and keep a record of transactions in a database. You can use wallets to simplify the process of securing your seed, sending transactions, and managing your balance.

Utilities

Utilities are open-source applications or programs that you can either use as they are or use to fast track the development of your own applications.

App Blueprints

Application blueprints are documents that explain how the IOTA technology can be used to solve real-world problems and to support well-defined business needs.