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IOHK partners with Wolfram to power Cardano
Cardano joins Bitcoin and Ethereum in integrating into Wolfram’s industry leading technology and knowledge base, Wolfram Alpha. But this is only the beginning of an exciting new partnership.
17 December 2020 2 mins read
IOHK is dedicated to making Cardano an industry leading blockchain project. This has led us to collaborating with global leaders in technology, business and finance. Now, we’re pleased to announce a new partnership with Wolfram. As a part of this relationship, Cardano data will be integrated into the Wolfram Alpha computational intelligence engine. This places Cardano alongside…
Delegating to decentralize and build value
In 2021, we’ll be delegating ada to community stake pool operators who believe their pool can make a positive difference. If that is you, here’s how to apply
10 December 2020 5 mins read
In November, we announced our intent to support our corporate mission and encourage network decentralization through a new delegation approach. But to summarize, starting January, we’ll be delegating a proportion of our ada holdings across a range of community stake pools. Our goal? To support positive social change and continue building a more robust, resilient, and…
Native tokens on Cardano; core principles and points of difference
In yesterday’s post, we looked at the purpose and value of tokens on Cardano. Here, we dig deeper into the four principles guiding our approach, and the key advantages
9 December 2020 5 mins read
Ethereum, custom (user-defined) tokens are implemented using smart contracts to simulate the transfer of custom assets. Our approach with Cardano does not require smart contracts, because the ledger itself supports the accounting of non-ada native assets.
Another difference is that Cardano’s multi-asset ledger supports both fungible and unique, non-fungible tokens without…
The new Mantis: Bringing security and stability to the Ethereum Classic ecosystem
We’re committed to bringing innovation and fresh life to ETC and this is just the start
9 December 2020 6 mins read
IOHK has a long association with Ethereum Classic (ETC) and its community, which preserves an untampered history free from external interference and subjective altering of transactions. Serving as the next-generation digital currency platform, ETC is built as an intuitive programming platform, which allows developers of all skill sets to build the next wave of market disrupting…
Native tokens on Cardano
The Cardano ledger will handle tokenized assets natively – there’s no need for any custom code. In the first of a two-part post, we’ll look at Cardano’s approach to tokenization through native tokens, why native assets are necessary, and their advantages over ERC-20 and ERC-721 tokens
8 December 2020 6 mins read
It all began in the ether. Ethereum was launched in July of 2015. Bitcoin had been around for six years by then, but the whole cryptocurrency world still remained a niche affair.
Bitcoin was designed (and so it remains today) purely as a digital currency. When Ethereum came along, it had a solid ace up its crypto sleeve: smart contracts, right out of the box. This meant that…