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Educating the world on Cardano: initiatives and plans for 2020
Learn more about the education team's plans for the upcoming year
27 February 2020 5 mins read
Education has always been a key part of IOHK’s strategy. Our mission is to grow our global community and business through the medium of education, and to share what we have learned. By claiming leadership in worldwide education on blockchain technology, we have the chance to shape the field for generations and to leave a lasting legacy.
A consistent theme from 2019 has been the…
Community and stake pool reactions to the Shelley Incentivized Testnet
Two months after launch, we look at the reactions so far
20 February 2020 7 mins read
The Incentivized Testnet (ITN) has been running since mid-December, and the results have produced some fascinating insights into stake pools and a steep learning curve for the blockchain engineers at IOHK, as well as the companies and individuals setting up stake pools, and ada owners. The strategy of using a fast development team writing in the Rust language to act as…
New Cardano node, explorer backend, and web API released
We’ve refreshed Cardano’s architecture – with more yet to come
12 February 2020 4 mins read
Today marks the culmination of considerable effort by the Cardano team: the release of a new Cardano Haskell implementation. This implementation consists of two main components: the Cardano Node and the Cardano Explorer Backend and Web API. Over the past 18 months, we’ve been building a new architectural foundation that will not only prepare us for the upcoming releases for…
Shelley Incentivized Testnet: the story in numbers
We've compiled some Incentivized Testnet statistics. Check them out.
7 February 2020 <1 min read
The Shelley Incentivized Testnet is proving to be an incredible journey. Originally, we hoped for around 100 pools. As of today, we've reached over 1,000 registered and more than 670 active pools. Over 11.5B ada is now being staked on the testnet. The many improvements to performance have resulted in an increase in uptime – but there's still a way to go. We are not resting on…
Reflections on a decade of blockchain, and predictions for the next
We've had bitcoin for over a decade. Now, we're heading into the decade of Cardano
9 January 2020 9 mins read
It's January 2020 and that means not only a new decade, but the 11th birthday of bitcoin. The world's first virtual asset was made available to the general public on January 3rd of 2009. It's been one hell of a decade since then, and I'm excited about the next 10 years: a decade that will bring a lot of interesting things to the world.
The rapid growth of blockchain technology