Skip to content

Articles

Results 53
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...
8 up votes and 0 down votes. Total score
Your Cardano onboarding guide
Olga Hryniuk

Your Cardano onboarding guide

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...
12 up votes and 0 down votes. Total score
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...
28 up votes and 0 down votes. Total score
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...
6 up votes and 0 down votes. Total score
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...
7 up votes and 0 down votes. Total score
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...
0 up votes and 0 down votes. Total score
Cardano staking and how does it work?
Cexplorer.io

Cardano staking and how does it work?

Staking is the process of allowing people to participate in the decentralisation and security of the Cardano network. People can earn rewards for participating. In a decentralized network, decision-making power must be distributed among the participants. ADA coins are used to do this. Everyone who owns an ADA coin holds a stake, i.e. a certain share of decis...
1 up votes and 0 down votes. Total score
Welcome to the age of RealFi
Ivan Irakoze

Welcome to the age of RealFi

Original author: John O'Connor - African Operations Director Originally published on IOHK.io: November 25, 2021 Summary: By integrating digital identity with Cardano, we can create real value and opportunity for people across the globe Article: "The point of RealFi is to serve real people real finance, and thus be able to innovate and do interesting th...
1 up votes and 0 down votes. Total score
Vasil upgrade - the state of play
Ivan Irakoze

Vasil upgrade - the state of play

Original author: Nigel Hemsley - Head of Delivery and Projects Originally published on IOHK.io: June 20, 2022 Summary: Very close but a little further still to go. Here’s an update on the progress towards the Vasil upgrade Article: On Friday, the core Input Output Global (IOG) team working toward the Vasil upgrade held its regular end-of-week evaluatio...
1 up votes and 0 down votes. Total score
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 ...
0 up votes and 0 down votes. Total score
The Ouroboros path to decentralization
Ivan Irakoze

The Ouroboros path to decentralization

Original author: Prof Aggelos Kiayias - Chief Scientist Originally published on IOHK.io: June 23, 2020 Summary: The protocol that powers Cardano and its design philosophy Article: Designing and deploying a distributed ledger is a technically challenging task. What is expected of a ledger is the promise of a consistent view to all participants as well a...
1 up votes and 0 down votes. Total score
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...
1 up votes and 0 down votes. Total score
Plutus Application Backend (PAB): supporting DApp development on Cardano
olga.hryniuk@iohk.io

Plutus Application Backend (PAB): supporting DApp development on Cardano

Original author: Fernando Sanchez - Technical Writer Originally published on IOHK.io: October 28, 2021 Summary: The PAB provides the components and an environment to help developers create and test DApps, before deploying them to a live production environment Article: The Alonzo protocol upgrade introduced Plutus – a platform that provides a native sma...
0 up votes and 0 down votes. Total score
Our million-dollar baby: Project Catalyst
Ivan Irakoze

Our million-dollar baby: Project Catalyst

Original author: Dor Garbash - Head of Product Originally published on IOHK.io: February 12, 2021 Summary: The next Catalyst funding round will be our most accessible and ambitious round of funding yet Article: We launched Project Catalyst six months ago as a series of experiments to advance on-chain governance and accelerate community-driven innovatio...
1 up votes and 0 down votes. Total score
No-surprises transaction validation: part 2
olga.hryniuk@iohk.io

No-surprises transaction validation: part 2

Original author: Polina Vinogradova - Research Engineer Originally published on IOHK.io: September 7, 2021 Summary: Alonzo transaction validation is performed in two phases to ensure fair compensation for validation work Article: In our previous blog post, we discussed the deterministic nature of transaction and script validation on the Alonzo ledger, ...
0 up votes and 0 down votes. Total score
No-surprises transaction validation on Cardano
Morgan

No-surprises transaction validation on Cardano

Original author: Polina Vinogradova - Research Engineer Originally published on IOHK.io: September 6, 2021 Summary: Cardano's EUTXO model enables the deterministic nature of Plutus script execution Article: As the Alonzo hard fork brings core Plutus smart contract capability to Cardano, the ledger evolves to meet the growing need for the deployment of ...
1 up votes and 0 down votes. Total score
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 ...
0 up votes and 0 down votes. Total score
Network traffic and tiered pricing
Ivan Irakoze

Network traffic and tiered pricing

Original author: Philip Lazos - Research Fellow Originally published on IOHK.io: November 26, 2021 Summary: Decentralized finance will continue to build demand on Cardano. Our research project is looking at ways to maintain fair access and throughput for every user Article: A recent blog post outlined some of the ways in which the Cardano network would...
0 up votes and 0 down votes. Total score
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...
1 up votes and 0 down votes. Total score
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...
5 up votes and 0 down votes. Total score