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New Cardano cryptographic primitives will bring greater interoperability and secure, cross-chain DApp development
Tim Harrison IOHK

New Cardano cryptographic primitives will bring greater interoperability and secure, cross-chain DApp development

To make it easier for developers to build cross-chain applications, Input Output Global (IOG) is adding new built-in functions to Plutus to support ECDSA and Schnorr signatures Cryptography ensures trust and security in blockchain settings and different blockchains use different cryptographic signature methods. Elliptic Curve Digital Signature Algorithm (EC...
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IOG research overview
olga.hryniuk@iohk.io

IOG research overview

Cardano is an open-source, proof-of-stake, public blockchain, the first to be founded on peer-reviewed research and development through evidence-based methods. This approach positions Cardano uniquely among other blockchain platforms. A set of the best practices, ideas, and research contributions formed Cardano’s foundation for building a secure, decentraliz...
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Introducing the Cardano EVM sidechain
olga.hryniuk@iohk.io

Introducing the Cardano EVM sidechain

The Cardano EVM sidechain is a fully decentralized scalability solution deployed by IOG. Find out more about its features, benefits, and delivery plans Cardano is growing. Expanding. The Vasil upgrade will open up even more opportunities for efficient development and usage of various DApps and DeFi products on Cardano. Sidechains and layer 2 solutions are ...
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Overview of the research enabling smart contract support on Cardano
olga.hryniuk@iohk.io

Overview of the research enabling smart contract support on Cardano

Author: Olga Hryniuk - Technical Writer Summary: Taking a closer look at Cardano’s research, part 2. Here’s more on Cardano’s innovative EUTXO model and how it facilitates more efficient smart contracts  Article: Our previous blog post discussed the research underpinning some of the core elements of Cardano, including staking, delegation, and reward sha...
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Your Cardano onboarding guide
Olga Hryniuk

Your Cardano onboarding guide

New to Cardano? No worries, here’s a list of essentials to get you started Disclaimer: Nothing in this article is intended to be professional advice, including without limitation, financial, investment, legal or tax advice. IO Global is not responsible for your use of or reliance on any information in this article. Blockchain is one of the most influential...
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What is Cardano (Cardano 101)
Fernando Sanchez

What is Cardano (Cardano 101)

What is Cardano? The Cardano universe is expanding with the arrival of a broad range of decentralized applications and exchanges. From games to decentralized finance (DeFi), Cardano covers the whole gamut of blockchain-based versatility. As Cardano grows, so does its reach, its community, value, and adoption. This paper reflects all that Cardano is, what i...
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Cardano’s Vasil upgrade: what to expect
olga.hryniuk@iohk.io

Cardano’s Vasil upgrade: what to expect

Author: Tim Harrison - VP Community & Ecosystem Last updated: 16th September 2022 Summary: Increased functionality, performance & scalability; find out what the Vasil upgrade will bring to Cardano. Article: We’re now a little under one week away from the deployment of the Vasil upgrade, which significantly improves and enhances Cardano's capabilities. N...
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Weekly development report as of 2022-07-22
olga.hryniuk@iohk.io

Weekly development report as of 2022-07-22

CORE TECHNOLOGY The node, ledger, and consensus teams worked on the upcoming release of node v.1.35.2. This version will bring improvements and bug fixes found in the previous node versions during Vasil testing.  The teams continue testing Vasil functionality, working closely with DApps and projects building on Cardano. The Plutus V2 cost model was tempora...
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The EUTXO Handbook
Fernando Sanchez

The EUTXO Handbook

The EUTXO Handbook There currently are two major accounting ledgers in the blockchain space: UTXO-based blockchains (Bitcoin, for instance), and Account/Balance chains (Ethereum and others). Cardano combines Bitcoin’s unspent transaction output (UTXO) model with the ability to handle smart contracts into an Extended Unspent Transaction Output (EUTXO) accou...
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Lace: speed, simplicity, and seamless flow
olga.hryniuk@iohk.io

Lace: speed, simplicity, and seamless flow

Author: Olga Hryniuk - Technical Writer Summary: IOG’s new light wallet – now in development – will help drive adoption by offering enhanced capability and ease of use to crypto users Article: Wallets allow crypto users to safely store and access their digital assets. They come in different forms, from desktop and mobile applications to hardware (USB-li...
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