IOTA is an innovative cryptocurrency in that it does not use traditional blockchain mechanisms. Instead, IOTA has innovated the Tangle, a completely new technology through which it dispenses its cryptocurrency, the MIOTA. It wishes to use this technology and its currency to create and develop the IoT or ‘Internet of Things’.
Go Client Library
Go is a language which has increased in popularity over the years. It functions much like a higher-level language but has the high performance characteristic of lower-level languages.
The Go Client Library for IOTA offers the basic functionality that a user needs in order to interact with the Tangle. It is being actively used in the GoShimmer prototype for Coordicide.
Entangled Client Library
The ‘Entangled Client Library’ is the client library for the programming language, C. It is one of the more difficult libraries to work with due to C, which is a low-level programming language. It has the benefits of high performance but needs a lot of intervention in terms of programming.
The Entangled client library was built from scratch by the IOTA team and may need a workshop for the uninitiated.
PyOTA Client Library
The PyOTA is a Python-based client library for IOTA which covers all the basic functionalities needed to interact with the Tangle.
Python is one of the most popular high-level programming languages and is used in a range of applications. This includes data science, automation and web development, making Python one of the languages which programmers should learn first.