In July this year, IOTA founder David Sønstebø gave an interview with Arthur Falls on his podcast Ether Review. During the interview, David describes how he began his journey with blockchain. He also explains IOTA and the plans that the IOTA foundation has for the technology. When responding to an answer he gave, David said:
We don’t’ tend to hype things around IOTA, we tend to be very pragmatic and down to earth about what’s actual, rather than hyping things up, so we do it casually.
Pragmatism is the basis of the decisions made when IOTA was founded. It’s a philosophy that David Sønstebø has stuck with through his years of working with distributed ledger/blockchain/tangle technologies (among many others!). Hopefully, it is a philosophy that will guide IOTA to a powerful and effective future.
IOTA is here to stay. The drama with Microsoft over the last few days will not impact the ability for the technology to prove it’s worth. Hey, it might be nice if they were partners in the future, but for now, they’re just friends.