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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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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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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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Astarter ISPO Stage1 Launch
AA Astarter

Astarter ISPO Stage1 Launch

Following the announcement of the Astarter Launchpool to bring the ISPO component of our two-stage ISPO and Merge Staking Protocol available to projects and users of the Astarter DeFi infrastructure hub on Cardano. We are pleased to announce that the Astarter ISPO stage1 is officially launched at Epoch 366, Sept 27, 2022. As previously outlined, Astarter, a...
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6 types of blockchain consensus mechanisms
Ivan Irakoze

6 types of blockchain consensus mechanisms

日本語版はスクロールダウンしてください Blockchains are distributed systems in which records of digital transactions are both publicly verifiable and immutable. Each new transaction is included in a block along with other recent transactions, and the block is then added to a chain of other blocks (hence the term ‘blockchain’). For a blockchain to operate successfully, the par...
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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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1093 Projects Building On Cardano
Morgan

1093 Projects Building On Cardano

Tim Harrison's community LinkedIn post After a year of building, and months of testing, we’re now a little more than a week away from the deployment of the Cardano Vasil upgrade (22nd September), which significantly improves and enhances platform capabilities. New Plutus smart contract features and enhancements will enable DApp developers to create novel an...
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The next NMKR token distribution events: airdrop & ISPO
Kush Sharma

The next NMKR token distribution events: airdrop & ISPO

We’re proud to finally announce the next steps in our NMKR token distribution event (TDE) plans that were initially outlined in our original whitepaper. The next two distribution events can be categorized into:‍ Airdrop ISPO Airdrop As outlined in the whitepaper, we’ve allocated a total of 120m NMKR Tokens (1.2% of maximum supply) to an airdrop. The ove...
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EMURGO Academy is official sponsor of the Cardano Hackaton in Argentina
Sebastian Pabon

EMURGO Academy is official sponsor of the Cardano Hackaton in Argentina

By Sebastian Pabon Governance Council member - EMURGO Academy In essence, we seek to exercise with honor the noble task of providing education to people who seek to govern their own destiny, to make their communities worthy places to inhabit, and to restore to the world the decency lost in a deliberate exchange of profit for principle.  We are simply educa...
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 Cardano is the highest-ranking crypto brand
Cexplorer.io

Cardano is the highest-ranking crypto brand

Cardano is highest-ranking crypto brand in the Top Brand Intimacy 2022 report. The surprising thing is that Cardano has a higher rating than Bitcoin. Almost every person on planet has heard of Bitcoin while Cardano is still unknown to the general public. What is it that has earned Cardano such a good rating?! About Methodology The MBLM Brand Intimacy Study...
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Mithril proof of concept is now open-source
olga.hryniuk@iohk.io

Mithril proof of concept is now open-source

Mithril is a stake-based signature scheme that improves the speed and efficiency of syncing times for nodes joining the network. Find out how to get involved As Cardano scales, Input Output Global (IOG) engineering teams are working on a range of solutions to boost network performance. Mithril is one such solution, aiming to streamline the speed and efficie...
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8 ways you can start using multisig functionality
Kush Sharma

8 ways you can start using multisig functionality

Did you know that Cardano offers a different approach to smart contracts for security and other operational reasons?‍ Unlike other blockchains that use a banking-style account model, Cardano does not have one smart contract calling another in the same transaction.  Cardano smart contracts are used as validators to evaluate logic and decide whether a certai...
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Testing Plutus Smart Contracts (2/3)
Oussama Benmahmoud

Testing Plutus Smart Contracts (2/3)

To guarantee secure and high-quality smart contracts, rigorous testing strategies should be implemented. These will significantly differ from standard testing techniques typically used in low-risk web 2 applications. Testing in Plutus has been be thoroughly covered in the 8th lecture of the Plutus Pioneer Program. My background, which is largely in softwar...
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