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Now that the dust has settled after travelling to more than 20 countries, dozens of conferences, major events and community meet and greets this year, I’ve finally had the time to reflect on the progress of the Cardano project as well as some of the lessons I’ve learned. It’s honestly been the most challenging year of my life, filled with drama, stress, death and some…
Daedalus Wallet launches for Ethereum Classic
The Grothendieck team’s Daedalus integration for the Mantis client is now live
22 December 2017 5 mins read
I am pleased to be able to write about the latest release from Team Grothendieck in conjunction with Team Daedalus. It's called the Daedalus release and it combines the functionality of the highly thought out Daedalus Wallet and the Mantis Ethereum Classic Client.
The previous release of the Mantis client was the beta release in August and since then we've been busy both…
IELE: A New Virtual Machine for the Blockchain
Specialized smart contract execution on the blockchain
15 December 2017 8 mins read
Runtime Verification (RV) is proud to release their first version of IELE, a new virtual machine for the blockchain.
What is IELE?
IELE is a variant of LLVM specialized to execute smart contracts on the blockchain. Its design, definition and implementation have been done at the highest mathematical standards, following a semantics-first approach with verification of smart…
Only once in my life have I encountered a programming language that was too simple to use. That was Lispkit Lisp, developed by Peter Henderson, Geraint Jones, and Simon Jones, which I saw while serving as a postdoc at Oxford, 1983–87, and which despite its simplicity was used to implement an entire operating system. It is an indightment of the field of programming…
What is our release strategy for Cardano?
A new development approach from IOHK engineers will bring benefits to users
1 December 2017 4 mins read
Since the release of mainnet, IOHK engineers have not only started work planning the new features of Shelley, the next big release, but have also been evolving the way they work. The biggest change is that the team developing Cardano will follow a new release cycle where updates are more regularly made to the live software. This is now possible because we have the foundation of…