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Cardano reaches development milestone

Engineers conclude Byron phase as Shelley work progresses

22 March 2019 Duncan Coutts 6 mins read

Cardano reaches development milestone

The release of Cardano 1.5 marks the start of the shift from the Cardano Byron era to the Shelley era and is an excellent opportunity to describe the ongoing work for Shelley and how the transition will happen. Roughly six months ago, we switched almost all our development efforts to the Shelley code base, and work has been progressing quickly ever since. The last major work in…

Cardano 1.1.0 software update

A major package of improvements and fixes is ready for users

7 March 2018 Duncan Coutts 4 mins read

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Cardano 1.1.0 software update

The software update today is the first major release for Cardano since the mainnet was launched at the end of September and it consists of a great deal of work from the development team. The release contains a few new features that are aimed at improving the user experience. And it also contains a set of important fixes for many of the bugs that were identified since the last…

How we test Cardano

The importance of testing our cryptocurrency systems

30 August 2017 Duncan Coutts 8 mins read

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How we test Cardano

Testing is of course critically important to a cryptocurrency because the correctness and robustness of the system are what you rely on to keep your money safe, and ensure that you can spend it when you need to. So as you would expect, as our development team is getting ready for the Cardano mainnet release, testing is one of the main things that is on our minds.

There are many…

Cryptocurrencies need a safeguard to prevent another DAO disaster

High assurance brings mission-critical security to digital funds

12 May 2017 Duncan Coutts 13 mins read

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Cryptocurrencies need a safeguard to prevent another DAO disaster

TL;DR You want to avoid the next DAO-like disaster: so you want confidence that the system underpinning your cryptocurrency doesn’t have a hidden flaw that could be triggered at any time and render your assets worthless. To get that confidence you need a high assurance implementation of the system operating your cryptocurrency. Formal methods (mathematical specifications and…

Duncan Coutts

Duncan Coutts

Technical Architect

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