The IOTA Foundation recently announced that it is adding a longstanding stalwart of its ecosystem to its organization formally. German student Lukas Tassanyi, who is more commonly known as MicroHash in the IOTA community is joining the organization as a software engineer.

Lukas’ Work on IOTA

The German is currently studying Bachelor of Computer Science at the Technical University Dresden. He has worked extensively on the IOTA Spam Fund. The fund was created to incentivize spamming on the network which could help in speeding up the IOTA blockchain transactions. The fund provides a small amount of IOTA tokens donated by the community to spammers to cover their proof-of-work costs.


However, his most important contribution to the ecosystem was through his Medium articles on Qubic. He has used the Qubic protocol for Qubic Lite, a project much appreciated within the IOTA community. Qubic Lite works as a second layer on top of the IOTA

Users appreciated his foray into the company, with several community members congratulating him on his new position on Reddit.

What Does Lukas Feel About His New Role?

Lukas talked extensively about his new role in the organization, saying:

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