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IOG Academy: The pathway to becoming a Cardano smart contract developer
J. Arturo Mora Soto

IOG Academy: The pathway to becoming a Cardano smart contract developer

Join the next Plutus Pioneers Program starting later this month Introduction As the Cardano blockchain evolves by integrating more features and development tools, the interest in developing smart contracts on Cardano is increasing. So, as we start a new year, the Input Output Global (IOG) Education team, want to share in this post the pathway you can follo...
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Astarter ISPO Transition Reward Incentive
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Astarter ISPO Transition Reward Incentive

Astarter ISPO Transition Reward Incentive During the Astarter Ambassador Community Call series (AACC) in March 2022, we embarked on an exploration of ISPOs on Cardano and have since followed through, developing a plan to deliver a two-stage ISPO and Merge Staking Protocol. We launched the first stage ISPO component (Launchpool) at the end of September 2022...
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Cardano 101: Self-custodial Staking and Why it is Important
EMURGO

Cardano 101: Self-custodial Staking and Why it is Important

Cryptocurrency custody is a common discussion topic among those in crypto and blockchain communities. For instance, there is a self-custodial crypto wallet in which the user retains full control over their cryptocurrencies and their private key at all times.  There is also a non-custodial or third-party custodial wallet in which a third party retains contr...
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Guide to the ecosystem overview
Fernando Sanchez

Guide to the ecosystem overview

Cardano is a diverse and expansive ecosystem, home to a third-generation proof-of-stake (PoS) blockchain that has evolved into a sustainable PoS system. Over the past six years, Cardano has undergone several development themes, each adding new features and improvements to expand the blockchain's usability, functionality, and scalability. As of January 2023...
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Implementing auction projects using Hydra

George Flerovsky
A paper by IOG and MLabs presenting a way for handling auctions using Hydra This project is a collaboration between Input Output Global (IOG) and MLabs to develop a reference implementation of an auction that uses Hydra protocols. The purpose of this is twofold: To demonstrate that it is now possible to develop substantial applications for a valuable use c...
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How Fiat-Backed and Algorithmic Stablecoins Like USDA and DJED Benefit Cardano
EMURGO

How Fiat-Backed and Algorithmic Stablecoins Like USDA and DJED Benefit Cardano

The Cardano blockchain was built with the vision of being the foundation for a better financial system that fosters economic empowerment for all. We believe that stablecoins are and will be the key to unlocking the promise of Cardano. EMURGO Fintech is excited to build products and services, like our fiat-backed USDA stablecoin, that hypercharge our ability ...
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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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Cardano Blockchain Explorer: A Comprehensive Guide
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Cardano Blockchain Explorer: A Comprehensive Guide

Cardano is a decentralized public blockchain and cryptocurrency project that is focused on providing a secure and scalable platform for the development of applications. One important tool for interacting with the Cardano blockchain is a blockchain explorer, which allows users to view and search for information on the blockchain. In this article, we will pro...
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Cardano 101: Best Places to Find Cardano Communities Online
EMURGO

Cardano 101: Best Places to Find Cardano Communities Online

The Cardano blockchain community continues to grow by leaps and bounds as we head into 2023.  Since the formal launch of Cardano’s mainnet in September 2017, many people and ada holders have consistently joined the Cardano community.  Steady technical development and the introduction of long-awaited features such as Cardano smart contracts and Cardano nati...
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Cardano 101: What is a Cardano native token or asset? + What it means for the $USDA stablecoin
EMURGO

Cardano 101: What is a Cardano native token or asset? + What it means for the $USDA stablecoin

Background Cryptocurrencies (coins and tokens) are the backbone of any public or decentralized blockchain network.  These are the digital assets that give blockchain developers a way to provide needed services for users through DApps (decentralized applications) built on a particular blockchain. These days, there are popular DApps for DeFi (decentralized f...
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 What is Cardano (for newcomers)
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What is Cardano (for newcomers)

Cardano is a decentralized, open-source blockchain platform that was developed and launched in 2017 by Input Output Global (IOG) - formerly Input Output Hong Kong (IOHK) - a blockchain research and development company. The platform was created to address some of the scalability, security, and interoperability issues that plague many other blockchain networks...
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Biggest Cardano NFT Collections
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Biggest Cardano NFT Collections

NFTs, digital colectibles of the future, have been on Cardano for almost two years. Millions of NFTs and thousands of collections have been released. But which are the most successful ones - at least in terms of floor price and quantity (marketcap)? Here are the current top 10 projects: Cardano NFT collections by marketcap  Theapesociety  Carda...
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Calculating the number of projects building on Cardano
Kate Tolley

Calculating the number of projects building on Cardano

The Cardano ecosystem has seen significant growth over the past year, with growing numbers of projects launched and developers building on Cardano. Knowing what's going on in the ecosystem is key to building understanding - of the successes, the pain points and how we can all contribute to its further growth. The  Community & Ecosystem Team at Input Output G...
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Getting to a Future-Ready Yoroi Wallet: Part 1
EMURGO

Getting to a Future-Ready Yoroi Wallet: Part 1

Yoroi Wallet is one of the most important products EMURGO has built.  Our cryptocurrency light wallet is the gateway to all other products, services, and features that we are planning including an especially exciting launch announcement at Cardano Summit 2022. However, we do acknowledge that for some time, the performance of our wallet has left a lot to be...
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What IOG has delivered for Cardano. Voltaire: self-sustainability and governance
Olga Hryniuk

What IOG has delivered for Cardano. Voltaire: self-sustainability and governance

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. Introduction Chapter 1. Byron: the foundation of Cardano Chapter 2. Shelley: decentralizing...
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