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Vasil

Ivan Irakoze
A protocol upgrade to the Cardano blockchain that was implemented using Cardano’s HFC approach. Its objective is to make the blockchain more robust and scalable, increasing throughput and reducing latency in block transmission. The Vasil hard fork combinator saw the implementation of block diffusion pipelining and added reference inputs, inline datums, and ...
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Mithril

Olga Hryniuk
Cardano's solution to streamline the speed and efficiency of data synchronization between applications. Mithril retains strong security settings and its uses include secure voting, data exchange between sidechains, and data synchronization within light wallets. It is part of the Basho phase.
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DCOne Crypto

DCOne Crypto
A Cardano ecosystem interface map showing all projects and DApps on the Cardano blockchain accessible at DCOne Crypto. Explore the latest projects in the Cardano ecosystem and discover the potential of blockchain innovation.
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PoS: proof of stake

Ivan Irakoze
A consensus mechanism for processing transactions and adding new blocks to a blockchain. Proof-stake validates entries on the blockchain while also keeping it secure and contributing to Cardano's decentralization.
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Anzens

Omar Rozak
Anzens is a DeFi platform created & operated by EMURGO; one of Cardano's founding entities, that enables Cardano Community to tokenize real-world assets. Launching in 2023, Anzens users will first be able to mint $USDA -- a Cardano-native, fully-regulated fiat-backed stablecoin that is pegged to the value of the US dollar. Moving forward, Anzens will enabl...
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USDA

Omar Rozak
$USDA is a fully-regulated fiat-backed stablecoin that is pegged to US Dollars value, minted through Anzens. Anzens is a DeFi platform created & operated by EMURGO, one of Cardano's founding entities that enable Cardano Community to tokenize real-world assets.
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EVM sidechain

Olga Hryniuk
The Ethereum virtual machine (EVM) sidechain is the first sidechain built and released by IOG, with the goal of opening Cardano up to Solidity developers. The EVM sidechain allows the Solidity developer community to build DApps on a lower-fees and environmentally friendly platform that consumes far less energy than proof-of-work blockchains.
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Chain follower

Neil Burgess
As part of the Cardano sidechain toolkit, a chain follower is a general purpose component capable of reading and indexing events that occur on the main chain. There are several tools that can fulfill this role, they include: Blockfrost, an instant and scalable Cardano API for free Carp, a modular indexer for Cardano with an SQL Postgres backend Kupo, a  ...
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Sidechain certificate creator

Neil Burgess
In the Cardano sidechain toolkit, a sidechain certificate creator is a sidechain component whose responsibilities are: To accrue data on the sidechain that needs to be ferried to the main chain (hoard) To inform the governing committee (block producers) of the sidechain that it is time to certify the hoarded data (prove) To make the proof available for th...
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Key pair

Olga Hryniuk
A set of two keys: public verification key and private signing key. These keys are used to process and approve transactions within the blockchain.The public key is the address used as a sending or receiving address in a transaction. The private key is the secret that controls access to assets. Anyone can send assets to a public key address It is quick and ...
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Ouroboros

Olga Hryniuk
The consensus protocol for Cardano. Ouroboros ensures that all participants agree on valid transactions. It is the first consensus protocol proven to be secure through academic peer review. The name comes from an ancient symbol that represents eternity and symbolizes the theoretical eternity of a blockchain. There have been several versions of Ouroboros: Cla...
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Active stake

Ivan Irakoze
The stake that has been delegated to an individual pool.
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SECP

Olga Hryniuk
Standard for Efficient Cryptography. SECP256k1 is the name of the elliptic curve used by many blockchains to implement public key cryptography. Examples of SECP include the Elliptic Curve Digital Signature Algorithm (ECDSA) and Schnorr which allow users to verify the integrity of specific signed hashed data. ECDSA and Schnorr signature algorithms work with t...
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Sidechain toolkit

Ivan Irakoze
A toolkit developed by Input Output Global (IOG) and a team of specialist engineers, used to build unique sidechains that extend and scale Cardano without jeopardizing its stability or security. The toolkit allows a sidechain to have its own consensus algorithm and features. The sidechain is connected to the Cardano main chain through a bridge that allows a...
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Cardano Cube

Cardano Cube
An online explorer that shows you all the projects and DApps building on the Cardano blockchain. Use the Cardano Cube interactive ecosystem map to get a quick overview of all the projects.
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Ouroboros Genesis

Olga Hryniuk
This version of Ouroboros is planned to be deployed in 2023. Genesis adds a novel chain selection rule that enables new or offline parties to safely rejoin the blockchain without a need to do so from the genesis block. This provides the same security guarantees and simplifies the bootstrapping procedure for nodes that were offline for a long period of time.
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Edwards-curve Digital Signature Algorithm (EdDSA)

Olga Hryniuk
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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Elliptic Curve Cryptography (ECC)

Olga Hryniuk
ECC is used for developing cryptographic protocols and secure applications. ECC provides the same level of security as other mechanisms while using shorter keys and signatures. Examples of elliptic curves include Standards for Efficient Cryptography (SECP) signatures such as Elliptic Curve Digital Signature Algorithm (ECDSA) and Schnorr.
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Utility token

Olga Hryniuk
A digital token that holds certain functionality in regard to a concrete project or environment. These tokens can be used as payment units, rewards, or grant access to a specific network.
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Security token

Olga Hryniuk
A digital asset that derives its value from an external asset that can be traded. Usually, it represents stocks, bonds, or revenue participation notes. Security tokens are subject to federal law governing regulations.
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