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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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What IOG has delivered for Cardano
olga.hryniuk@iohk.io

What IOG has delivered for Cardano

Cardano’s development is guided by a methodical, research-based, and deliberate approach to innovation. Over five development phases, IOG introduced innovations, new functionality, and novel features, with each phase building upon the previous phase's achievements. This paper has been written by Fernando Sanchez and Olga Hryniuk with input from all IOG team...
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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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Staking parameters and network optimization – where next for ‘k’ and ‘min fee’?
Rebecca Hopwood

Staking parameters and network optimization – where next for ‘k’ and ‘min fee’?

 Pros and cons of the different approaches to adjusting the k parameter and the minimum pool fee A set of parameters is used to define the Cardano protocol's behavior. Some parameters are stable and can be left unchanged more or less indefinitely. Others relate to more dynamic on-chain activities (staking environment or price of ada, to name just two) and c...
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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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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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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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Cardano's foundational research overview
Morgan

Cardano's foundational research overview

Author: Olga Hryniuk - Technical Writer Summary: Here’s the first of a series of blog posts taking a closer look at the research underpinning Cardano Article: Since its inception in 2015, the Cardano project had one clear goal: to alter the way cryptocurrencies are designed and developed. Instead of having a single, authoritative whitepaper, the project...
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How we’re scaling Cardano in 2022
olga.hryniuk@iohk.io

How we’re scaling Cardano in 2022

Original author: Tim Harrison - VP Community & Ecosystem Originally published on IOHK.io: January 14, 2022 Summary: With core smart contract capability now deployed, the next phase for Cardano focuses on performance optimization and scaling. And it starts right here… Article: The Cardano project has always been committed to addressing the classic block...
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2021: the year robots, and graffiti came to a decentralized, smarter Cardano
olga.hryniuk@iohk.io

2021: the year robots, and graffiti came to a decentralized, smarter Cardano

Original author: Anthony Quinn - Editor Originally published on IOHK.io: December 27, 2021 Summary: Beeple used to illustrate our blog posts, but art NFTs made him a millionaire, and then AI and DeFi arrived Article: Incredibly, given the state of our Covid-shocked world back in January, 2021 has had its fair share of fun. And if 2020 was a big year fo...
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Increasing the transaction throughput of Cardano
Morgan

Increasing the transaction throughput of Cardano

Original author: Matthias Fitzi - Research Fellow Originally published on IOHK.io: March 21st, 2022 Summary: Diffusion pipelining - scheduled for this summer - will increase the budget for block propagation and validation times, allowing for larger blocks and increased transaction throughput. Here’s a technical research perspective. (Along with an introd...
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Cardano Working Groups: how to get involved
Ivan Irakoze

Cardano Working Groups: how to get involved

The Cardano ecosystem has seen tremendous growth in the past year. With this growth, there have been areas of development that have needed to expand in parallel. One way to tackle these usability and interoperability domains through community collaboration is the assembly of a number of informal developer Working Groups (WG). Read on to learn about what thes...
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Plutus fee estimator: find out the cost of transacting on Cardano
Ivan Irakoze

Plutus fee estimator: find out the cost of transacting on Cardano

Original author: Kevin Hammond - Software Engineer Originally published on IOHK.io: January 21, 2022 Summary: Our new fee estimator – released today – will help developers estimate the cost of smart contract scripts for maximum efficiency and minimum cost Article: The ‘Alonzo’ smart contract upgrade deployed to the Cardano mainnet in September 2021 tur...
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New certification levels for smart contracts on Cardano
Ivan Irakoze

New certification levels for smart contracts on Cardano

Original author: Niamh Ahern - Technical Writer Originally published on IOHK.io: October 25, 2021 Summary: Certification will bring high assurance to the development of decentralized applications (DApps) on Cardano Article: High assurance is paramount when developing and working with smart contracts. You want to be confident that the source code is of ...
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Mithril: a stronger and lighter blockchain for better efficiency
Ivan Irakoze

Mithril: a stronger and lighter blockchain for better efficiency

Original author: Olga Hryniuk - Technical Writer Originally published on IOHK.io: October 29, 2021 Summary: A new IOHK-developed protocol acts as a stake-based threshold signature scheme allowing for transparent, secure, and lightweight stake leveraging Article: At the Cardano Summit 2021, IOHK researchers Pyrros Chaidos and Roman Oliynykov presented t...
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Concurrency and all that: Cardano smart contracts and the EUTXO model
Ivan Irakoze

Concurrency and all that: Cardano smart contracts and the EUTXO model

Original author: Olga Hryniuk - Technical Writer Originally published on IOHK.io: September 10, 2021 Summary: Cardano’s EUTXO model provides a secure and versatile environment to process multiple operations without system failures Article: Cardano is a UTXO-based blockchain, which utilizes a different programming paradigm for decentralized applications...
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Today will feel like a destination. Yet a new, exciting journey begins...
Morgan

Today will feel like a destination. Yet a new, exciting journey begins...

Original author: Tim Harrison - VP Community & Ecosystem Originally published on IOHK.io: September 12, 2021 Summary: The Alonzo upgrade is an epochal moment in the birth of a new ecosystem Article: Later today, we'll deploy Plutus smart contract capabilities onto the Cardano mainnet via a hard fork combinator (HFC) protocol upgrade event. The Alonzo ...
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Hydra - Cardano's solution for ultimate Layer 2 scalability
Morgan

Hydra - Cardano's solution for ultimate Layer 2 scalability

Original author: Sebastian Nagel - Software Engineering Lead Originally published on IOHK.io: September 17, 2021 Summary: Scalability is baked into the Cardano development roadmap; enter Hydra Article: The Alonzo upgrade enables the creation of smart contracts, decentralized applications (DApps), and other applications on top of Cardano. Alonzo marks ...
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