Calling trailblazers to Midnight
Midnight, the new data protection blockchain from Input Output Global, launches in a sandbox devnet for an initial group of pioneer developers
5 October 2023 7 mins read
Midnight is a data-protection blockchain that simplifies the creation of secure and compliant smart contracts and decentralized applications (DApps) on the blockchain.
First announced during IO ScotFest at Edinburgh in 2022, Midnight is the culmination of over four years of fundamental research and applied development. It is now ready for release to an initial group as an early…
IOG launches a toolkit for developing custom sidechains on Cardano
Building sidechains on Cardano: documentation, components, and a working example
12 January 2023 8 mins read
Input Output Global (IOG) has assembled a team of specialist engineers to use the rock-solid foundation of Cardano to build a toolkit for building custom sidechains. Using the toolkit, they have constructed an Ethereum virtual machine (EVM)-compatible sidechain public testnet as a proof of concept. Sidechains make Cardano extensible and more scalable without compromising the…
Atala SCAN: Blockchain-based product authentication
How a smart microchip can work with an advanced blockchain to defeat product counterfeiters
4 May 2022 6 mins read
You’ve paid a premium price for that collectible bottle of premium spirits, but there’s that nagging doubt. Do you trust the retailer and all the actors in the supply chain to act with complete integrity?
You buy an expensive drug from an online pharmacy. Are you sure you are getting what you paid for? Atala SCAN – IOG’s product authentication system – can answer your questions…
When it comes to DeFi, Do Your Own Research
With the #Cardano ecosystem growing fast, it’s more important than ever to research before getting involved with a project. In these exciting times, let's be careful out there
9 December 2021 11 mins read
Distributed applications (DApps) are coming to Cardano. The excitement is palpable. Yet, as the ecosystem steps up a gear, the excitement about this new stage in our journey needs to be tempered with some caution.
Cardano is an open, permissionless blockchain. So there is no central company, or other body, exerting ownership and, with it, responsibility. Anyone can build on this…
Bringing premium spirits to the Cardano blockchain
Enhancing the customer experience with blockchain-based supply chain authentication
22 October 2021 2 mins read
Imagine buying a bottle of super premium spirits. Scan it with an app on your phone, and you know for certain that it is a genuine product, never opened or tampered with, and every ingredient can be traced to its source. All this without needing to trust the retailer or anyone in the supply chain.
That’s authentication security, and it will soon be a reality for customers of Strait Brands, an Australian producer of international award-winning spirits…