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The Alonzo upgrade is an epochal moment in the birth of a new ecosystem
12 September 2021 10 mins read
Later today, we'll deploy Plutus smart contract capabilities onto the Cardano mainnet via a hard fork combinator (HFC) protocol upgrade event.
The Alonzo upgrade will bring highly anticipated capabilities to Cardano through the integration of Plutus scripts onto the blockchain. These will allow the implementation of smart contracts on Cardano, enabling a host of new use cases…
Decentralization: to D=0 Day and beyond
Stake pool operators today take over block production and their role is set only to grow
31 March 2021 7 mins read
Today at 21:44:51 GMT, block production on Cardano will be fully decentralized. That is a watershed. From a federated network of seven core nodes run by IOHK, Emurgo, and the Cardano Foundation, we’ll emerge into a decentralized landscape where the stake pool operator (SPOs) community will produce 100% of blocks.
Cardano is a proof-of-stake blockchain platform, founded on peer…
Momentum continues as Coinbase lists ADA and Bloomberg adds Cardano
Cardano reaches another important milestone as financial data powerhouse Bloomberg adds Cardano to its ‘Terminal’ real-time market information platform and leading exchange Coinbase lists ADA
17 March 2021 4 mins read
While their impact on Roman emperor Julius Caesar was less than favorable, the Ides of March have proved propitious for Cardano, as ada has this week been listed on Coinbase Pro and also added to the prestigious Bloomberg Terminal. These are both major developments, reinforcing Cardano's position in the cryptocurrency landscape. One brings ada to an entirely new customer base…
Building native tokens on Cardano for pleasure and profit
New capabilities will allow users to choose simple and powerful tools to bring their assets to life on Cardano
18 February 2021 9 mins read
With the ‘Mary’ protocol upgrade, which will be implemented using our hard fork combinator technology, native tokens and multi-asset capability are coming to Cardano.
On February 3, we upgraded the Cardano public testnet to ‘Mary’ for final testing. We plan to deploy the Cardano update proposal to mainnet on February 24, which would therefore deploy ahead of the boundary of…
Native tokens to bring new utility to life on Cardano
Users will soon be able to create their own on-chain tokens for transactions on Cardano
4 February 2021 5 mins read
Portrait of Mary Shelley by Richard Rothwell (1800-1868)
The Goguen rollout continues with another key building block in Cardano’s evolution into a decentralized, multi-asset (MA) smart contract platform. The Goguen ‘Mary’ update – named after author Mary Shelley – introduces the ability to create user-defined tokens. These custom tokens will be ‘native’, so they can be…