From Classic to Chronos: the implementations of Ouroboros explained
Ouroboros is the consensus protocol of Cardano. Here, we explain what it does and how it’s evolving
3 June 2022 9 mins read
This post is an updated version of the original (created by Kieran Costello) that has been updated to cover new protocol versions.
You have probably heard a lot about Ouroboros: the ground-breaking proof-of-stake consensus protocol used by Cardano. Developed as a more energy-efficient and sustainable alternative to proof of work, upon which earlier cryptocurrencies – Bitcoin and…
Interoperability is key to blockchain growth
Bridges, sidechains, and the AGIX ERC20 converter are providing solutions for Cardano cross-chain development
28 April 2022 8 mins read
Cardano is steadily expanding a broad community of developers and blockchain enthusiasts. According to Cardano blockchain insights, there are over 4.5 million native tokens, over 5,000 NFT projects, and more than 900 projects overall building on Cardano to date.
To support this growth, the community is now working on Cardano's wider adoption. The ability to work with other…
Boosting Cardano’s throughput with script referencing
We take a closer look at just some of the enhancements coming to Cardano with the Vasil upgrade
13 April 2022 4 mins read
During the Basho development phase, the ledger continues to optimize and scale for the growing demand. Along with parameter adjustments and node upgrades, Plutus capability continues to develop at a steady pace.
Plutus is a living, evolving smart contract language. Cardano improvement proposals – also known as CIPs – play an important role in this evolution. Through the CIP mechanism, anyone can suggest an improvement to Cardano. CIPs encourage community engagement and proposal reviews, which are continually maintained on the Cardano Foundation’s GitHub repository…
A new internal IOG Developer Experience department will improve development agility
Starting with our internal processes, we are committed to building better solutions and the optimization of the Cardano development experience
13 January 2022 4 mins read
Designed for global reach and enhanced functionality, Cardano is now moving from its core capabilities to a living and breathing smart contract platform. Gradual optimization and scientifically verified system improvements lead the way for Cardano's growth and maturity.
‘Move fast and break things’ isn’t the way Cardano is built. Working at the forefront of technology, and with our research agenda at the core, we use formal methods, such as mathematical specifications, property-based tests, and proofs to deliver high assurance software systems and give confidence to users for the…
With the Cardano ecosystem set to grow exponentially in 2022, now is the time to get to grips with some of the prime principles – and jargon – behind DeFi
10 January 2022 11 mins read
The number of ada users and software developers building on the Cardano blockchain continues to grow. With projects now in final testing and starting to deploy, sites like Cardano Cube, Built on Cardano, Building On Cardano, Essential Cardano, and Developers.cardano.org are busy mapping an exciting ecosystem. Cardano has been created as a secure, robust platform to build…