Web3 aims to make the most of decentralized technologies and the latest wallets can do much more than manage cryptocurrencies.
What is a Web3 wallet?
A crypto wallet is designed to manage cryptocurrency. Unlike a traditional wallet that holds banknotes, a crypto wallet does not store digital assets. Rather, it stores the cryptographic keys that are the onl...
Discover the journey through the challenges, solutions, and triumphs behind the creation of a robust and scalable networking system
This blog post was originally published on the engineering blog.
As the Cardano ecosystem continues to grow and evolve, contributors to the Cardano ecosystem are committed to continually refining and optimizing Cardano's netw...
Dynamic peer-to-peer (P2P) networking comes with the release of node v.1.35.6. Network participants can now test automatic node communication without a need for static configurations.
Dynamic P2P networking is an important evolution for Cardano and a further boost to the network's performance, resilience, and decentralization. By automating the pe...
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 Alg...
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...
Cardano’s community of developers is one of the strongest in blockchain. Many developers build and provide access to the tools and applications needed to improve Cardano.
Here is a list of available tools and resources according to categories:
NFT creation tools
Cardano Sounds: a platform aiming to create a new economy inside NFTs where individual creator...
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...
New to Cardano? No worries, here’s a list of essentials to get you started
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Blockchain is one of the most influential...
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...
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 ...
Olga Hryniuk - Technical Writer
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
Our previous blog post discussed the research underpinning some of the core elements of Cardano, including staking, delegation, and reward sha...
Olga Hryniuk - Technical Writer
Here’s the first of a series of blog posts taking a closer look at the research underpinning Cardano
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...
Tim Harrison - VP Community & Ecosystem
Originally published on IOHK.io: January 14, 2022
With core smart contract capability now deployed, the next phase for Cardano focuses on performance optimization and scaling. And it starts right here…
The Cardano project has always been committed to addressing the classic block...
Anthony Quinn - Editor
Originally published on IOHK.io: December 27, 2021
Beeple used to illustrate our blog posts, but art NFTs made him a millionaire, and then AI and DeFi arrived
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...
Matthias Fitzi - Research Fellow
Originally published on IOHK.io: March 21st, 2022
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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Learning Target of today's post: exploring how a marketplace built on Cardano works. Let's do it!
1\. Go to https://meshjs.dev/smart-contracts/marketplace
2\. Once there, go to "Try the demo". You have to connect a "preprod" wallet. Don't know how to do it? No worries, go to https://plutus...
Great news: Gimbalabs, the organization that has been producing collaborators for different Cardano projects since Catalyst's Fund1, in an industry where there is a consistent shortage of blockchain developer talent, was included in the prestigious EL Education portal along with other recognized global educational organizations.
The recent amalgamation of Wrapped Smart Contracts (WSC) within the sophisticated Milkomeda platform marks a monumental development, widening the scope and capabilities for Cardano wallet holders extensively. This advancement enables users to smoothly interact with a plethora of Ethereum Virtual Machine (EVM) compatible decentralized applications (DApps), en...
Cardano is written in Haskell, a functional language that emphasizes 'pure' functions. That is, functions that produce the same result for the same input.
Haskell is particularly well suited to Cardano's high-assurance code, and the need for greater formal verification in the blockchain. Cardano aims to become a global social and financial system, ...
One of the features that makes Cardano special is native tokens. Here is an update on its uses and the tools and wallets that have been developed to support it.
The Cardano native tokens feature allows user-defined tokens to be handled by the underlying ledger in the same way as the native ada currency. These user-defined tokens can re...