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IOHK Spotlight – Alan Verbner

Building a future for Ethereum Classic in Argentina

21 September 2017 Laurie Wang 4 mins read

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IOHK Spotlight – Alan Verbner

What is money and how is it created? And how can we make a better financial system? Alan Verbner, an Ethereum Classic developer on Team Grothendieck at IOHK, started asking these questions as he lived through the volatile economic crisis in Argentina from 1998 to 2002. During this time, Argentina had defaulted on billions of dollars worth of debt. People protested in the…

Cardano prepares to launch

Development during the past weeks has strengthened the network

1 September 2017 Charles Hoskinson 4 mins read

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Developing Cardano is no small feat. There is no other project that has ever been built to these parameters, combining peer reviewed cryptographic research with an implementation in highly secure Haskell code. This is not the copy and paste code seen in so many other blockchains. Instead, Cardano was designed with input from a large global team including leading experts and…

How we test Cardano

The importance of testing our cryptocurrency systems

30 August 2017 Duncan Coutts 8 mins read

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How we test Cardano

Testing is of course critically important to a cryptocurrency because the correctness and robustness of the system are what you rely on to keep your money safe, and ensure that you can spend it when you need to. So as you would expect, as our development team is getting ready for the Cardano mainnet release, testing is one of the main things that is on our minds.

There are many…

Ouroboros at Crypto 2017

IOHK presents first provably secure proof of stake algorithm at flagship event

24 August 2017 Jane Wild 3 mins read

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Developing a secure proof of stake algorithm is one of the big challenges in cryptocurrency, and a proposed solution to this problem won the attention of the academic community this week in California. Several hundred cryptographers from around the world arrived at the University of California Santa Barbara on Sunday for the flagship annual event of their field, Crypto 201…

Mantis – Ethereum Classic Beta Release

A command line interface client for the ETC community

8 August 2017 Jeremy Wood 4 mins read

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Mantis – Ethereum Classic Beta Release

We are excited to announce that there is now an Ethereum (ETH) client built specifically for the Ethereum Classic (ETC) community. The release of this beta client, Mantis, will take place today and is the culmination of seven months of work by the Grothendieck Team, the IOHK developers dedicated to Ethereum Classic. There are three reasons for the client. First, IOHK wants to…