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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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Weekly development report as of 2023-02-03
olga.hryniuk@iohk.io

Weekly development report as of 2023-02-03

CORE TECHNOLOGY This week, the teams continued preparing for the upcoming Valentine (SECP) upgrade. Last week, the teams released a new node v.1.35.5, followed by the Rosetta v.2.1.0 release. For the latest progress, track this upgrade readiness page and see the compatibility matrix to stay up to date with the latest releases. As always, see this technical...
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Hydra Head
olga.hryniuk@iohk.io

Hydra Head

For more details, see the Hydra website.
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Weekly development report as of 2023-01-27
olga.hryniuk@iohk.io

Weekly development report as of 2023-01-27

CORE TECHNOLOGY This week, the ledger team completed some preliminary groundwork in preparation for CIP-1694, fixed the PDF hosting problem with formal specifications, and continued working on the new user-friendly ledger API. The team also finished a proof of concept of constraint-based generators for running property tests, which should hopefully replace ...
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IOG and MLabs cooperate to develop a reference implementation of an auction using Hydra protocols
olga.hryniuk@iohk.io

IOG and MLabs cooperate to develop a reference implementation of an auction using Hydra protocols

Input Output Global, Inc. (IOG) and MLabs Ltd. (MLabs) are collaborating on developing a reference implementation of an auction using Hydra protocols. The first outcome of this collaboration is a paper outlining possible approaches to the implementation of digital asset auctions using the Hydra Head protocol with respective advantages and current limitations...
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Edwards-curve Digital Signature Algorithm (EdDSA)

olga.hryniuk@iohk.io
Cardano uses the Edwards-curve Digital Signature Algorithm (EdDSA) with elliptic curve Curve25519 as its base curve (aka. Ed25519). This gives fast signature verification and small signature sizes, which helps to improve the overall performance and security of the blockchain. Additionally, Ed25519 is designed to be resistant to certain types of cryptographic...
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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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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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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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Weekly development report as of 2022-07-22
olga.hryniuk@iohk.io

Weekly development report as of 2022-07-22

CORE TECHNOLOGY The node, ledger, and consensus teams worked on the upcoming release of node v.1.35.2. This version will bring improvements and bug fixes found in the previous node versions during Vasil testing.  The teams continue testing Vasil functionality, working closely with DApps and projects building on Cardano. The Plutus V2 cost model was tempora...
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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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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...
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