Getting Started

IOTA is a distributed ledger technology (DLT) that allows devices in an IOTA network to transact in micropayments and to send each other immutable data.

Client Libraries

The client libraries abstract the complexity of the IOTA protocol into simple methods.

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 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 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.

IoT Projects

IOTA allows devices on the Internet of Things to use the Tangle as a single source of truth, where they can buy, sell, or simply send data among each other for zero fees.


IOTA technology as well as this documentation is open source, and anyone is encouraged to contribute to it.