Introducing our new peer-to-peer (P2P) testnet
We are working with a small group of stake pool operators on a new P2P testnet to further drive network decentralization
8 December 2021 3 mins read
Cardano continues to build momentum with more features and capabilities being steadily added to the blockchain. As we recently reported, we are optimizing the network to increase throughput so more transactions can be processed faster, and decentralized applications (DApps) and smart contracts created and used more efficiently. This week, we have kicked off an important new…
The AGIX ERC20 converter testnet is now live
A public testnet is available for you to try out the migration of AGIX tokens to the Cardano ecosystem
7 December 2021 5 mins read
In our previous blog post earlier this summer, we shared how Cardano would support the migration of ERC20 tokens from Ethereum, working initially with SingularityNET and their AGIX token. Today we can announce that the AGIX ERC20 converter testnet is live and ready for community evaluation.
SingularityNET is our first partner in this initiative. And the converter is a…
UTXO blockchains continue forward momentum with new collaborations
Alephium and DigiByte latest to join the alliance fostering innovative UTXO-based solutions
9 November 2021 5 mins read
In our previous blog post, we announced the collaboration between Ergo, Nervos, Topl, and Komodo – companies forming the UTXO alliance to jointly enhance interoperability, scalability, and programmability features of the UTXO-based blockchains. Today, we are delighted to announce that Alephium and DigiByte are also joining the alliance to pioneer improvements of the UTXO…
Mithril: a stronger and lighter blockchain for better efficiency
A new IOHK-developed protocol acts as a stake-based threshold signature scheme allowing for transparent, secure, and lightweight stake leveraging
29 October 2021 10 mins read
At the Cardano Summit 2021, IOHK researchers Pyrros Chaidos and Roman Oliynykov presented the design and goals of Mithril – new research and engineering effort carried out by IOHK. Mithril will provide a stake-based threshold signature scheme that can be implemented as the protocol to solve chain synchronization, state bootstrapping, and trust issues in blockchain applications…
Ouroboros Chronos provides the first high-resilience, cryptographic time source based on blockchain technology
Designed to provide more accurate global timekeeping, Chronos ensures increased security and network resilience to communication delays
27 October 2021 5 mins read
Global time synchronization across any distributed network is essential to ensure its resilience.
From ensuring up-to-date information between all participants, maintaining accurate transaction processing and block creation, time synchronization is especially important in terms of smart contract deployment.
In collaboration with scientists from the Universities of Edinburgh…