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Some thoughts for the next 12 days

The past, present, and future in the spirit of an olde English counting song

24 December 2020 Anthony Quinn 6 mins read

Some thoughts for the next 12 days

‘May you live in interesting times’ is a saying that seems apt for these turbulent days. The talk in the past few years has been of disruptive technologies – then along comes the coronavirus to show the human race what disruption really means. And 2020 feels like a watershed time; what happens afterwards will not be the same as what has gone before. As the year ends, though, we…

Combinator makes easy work of Shelley hard fork

A behind-the-scenes look with Duncan Coutts and Edsko de Vries

7 May 2020 Anthony Quinn 11 mins read

Combinator makes easy work of Shelley hard fork

Since the launch of the Incentivized Testnet marked the coming of the Shelley era last year, the Cardano platform has entered a fast-moving period of development. The Ouroboros Classic consensus protocol has supported Cardano Byron and the ada cryptocurrency for the past 30 months, and we’ll soon be switching to Ouroboros Praos. This is the version of our proof-of-stake (PoS…

We need you for a Daedalus testing program!

A call for the Cardano community to help shape IOHK’s ada wallet for the Shelley era

1 April 2020 Anthony Quinn 7 mins read

We need you for a Daedalus testing program!

The Daedalus team is opening up IOHK’s wallet testing program to ada owners. The aim is to seek the help of a broad range of people who can test – on a rolling basis – the latest interface features being readied for the next release version of Daedalus. This will be a fully-functioning version of the wallet, called Daedalus Flight, so you will be able to spend and receive ada…

Community and stake pool reactions to the Shelley Incentivized Testnet

Two months after launch, we look at the reactions so far

20 February 2020 Anthony Quinn 7 mins read

Community and stake pool reactions to the Shelley Incentivized Testnet

The Incentivized Testnet (ITN) has been running since mid-December, and the results have produced some fascinating insights into stake pools and a steep learning curve for the blockchain engineers at IOHK, as well as the companies and individuals setting up stake pools, and ada owners. The strategy of using a fast development team writing in the Rust language to act as…