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Introducing the Cardano EVM sidechain

The Cardano EVM sidechain is a fully decentralized scalability solution deployed by IOG. Find out more about its features, benefits, and delivery plans

6 July 2022 Olga Hryniuk 6 mins read

Introducing the Cardano EVM sidechain

Cardano is growing. Expanding. The Vasil upgrade will open up even more opportunities for efficient development and usage of various DApps and DeFi products on Cardano.

Sidechains and layer 2 solutions are key to increasing scalability for projects building on Cardano. In this post, we discuss what sidechains are and how they contribute to an ecosystem of interconnected…

Cardano data on BigQuery

BigQuery allows querying Cardano data quickly, seamlessly, and at a low cost

1 July 2022 Olga Hryniuk 5 mins read

Cardano data on BigQuery

The Cardano blockchain is fast becoming a hive of development for decentralized applications (DApps) and decentralized finance (DeFi) solutions. With almost one hundred projects already live, and over one thousand projects busy building, Cardano’s database of transactions keeps growing.

Data querying is essential for live projects or developers working on the blockchain. Why…

Overview of the research enabling smart contract support on Cardano

Taking a closer look at Cardano’s research, part 2. Here’s more on Cardano’s innovative EUTXO model and how it facilitates more efficient smart contracts

23 June 2022 Olga Hryniuk 6 mins read

Overview of the research enabling smart contract support on Cardano

Our previous blog post discussed the research underpinning some of the core elements of Cardano, including staking, delegation, and reward sharing. This time, we outline the papers that helped establish a functional smart contract platform for decentralized application (DApp) development – enabled by the Extended Unspent Transaction Output (EUTXO) accounting model.

UTXO vs…

Cardano's foundational research overview

Here’s the first of a series of blog posts taking a closer look at the research underpinning Cardano

10 June 2022 Olga Hryniuk 5 mins read

Cardano's foundational research overview

Since its inception in 2015, the Cardano project had one clear goal: to alter the way cryptocurrencies are designed and developed. Instead of having a single, authoritative whitepaper, the project combined a range of scientific design principles and engineering best practices to produce a solid, pioneering, research-based blockchain. The key ideas of Cardano development were…

Lace: speed, simplicity, and seamless flow

IOG’s new light wallet – now in development – will help drive adoption by offering enhanced capability and ease of use to crypto users

10 June 2022 Olga Hryniuk 3 mins read

Lace: speed, simplicity, and seamless flow

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-like) devices.

The Daedalus wallet is IOG’s full node implementation and it is a desktop application that fully synchronizes with the blockchain history. While full node wallets are a good option for more tech-savvy users…

Olga Hryniuk

Olga Hryniuk

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