Billy, Darcy, Andreas, Angelo, Wolfgang
From its initial concept, the IOTA network was planned as a self-sustainable, ever-evolving entity. This means that the development of the network will never stop, with old features optimized and new features added. Our goal is to creatively develop IOTA to achieve the infinite possibilities offered by our architecture. The name IOTA 2.0 also implies that there will be a 3.0, and after that a 4.0, and so on.
With this in mind, the research department is always working on protocol improvements, changing things from the structure of the messages to the mechanism of consensus. We always work with the objective of making the network as efficient as possible, while keeping an open mind to replace components that may be hindering the evolution of the protocol. We aim to simplify the mechanisms as much as we can, without sacrificing the limitless potential of the Tangle.