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Project Catalyst; introducing our first public fund for Cardano community innovation
An exciting experiment to start building the future of Cardano
16 September 2020 4 mins read
Today, we are announcing the launch of Project Catalyst’s first public fund, an important first step into the world of on-chain governance, treasury, and community innovation for Cardano.
The public fund launch follows five months of intense activity, across two previous trial ‘funds’. ‘Fund 0’ was the very first experiment, using a focus group made up from IOG team members…
Project Catalyst and Voltaire bring power to the people
Establishing a long-term future for Cardano growth has begun with a treasury and democratic voting in the Catalyst project
10 September 2020 7 mins read
Designing a groundbreaking proof-of-stake blockchain means it is vital to ensure that the system is self-sustainable. This will allow it to drive growth and maturity in a truly decentralized and organic way. Voltaire is IOHK’s way of establishing this capability, allowing the community to maintain the Cardano blockchain while continuing to develop it by proposing and…
The decline and fall of centralization
This week marks the first step in the road to the full decentralization of Cardano, as stake pools begin to take responsibility for block production. Here’s what the journey will look like.
14 August 2020 12 mins read
Full decentralization lies at the heart of Cardano’s mission. While it is not the only goal that we're focused on, in many ways, it is a goal that will enable and accelerate almost every other. It is integral to where we want to go as a project.
It is also where the philosophical and technical grounding of the entire Cardano project meets its community, in very real and tangible…
Blockchain governance - from philosophy and vision to real-world application
Robust and effective community governance lies at the very heart of Cardano's decentralized vision, and Project Catalyst will test the theory this summer.
5 August 2020 8 mins read
Taking a decentralized approach to governance and decision-making is proving to be more efficient in many spheres than the centralized, authority-based model that became the norm in so many areas in the last century. At IOHK, we believe that blockchain technology offers a way to encourage participation in collective action. And we are building just such a system, so Cardano can…
Improving Haskell’s big numbers support
Work by IOHK engineers is part of the latest release of the Glasgow compiler
28 July 2020 9 mins read
Haskell is vital to IOHK’s work in ensuring Cardano is a secure blockchain for the future of decentralized finance. As part of this, we use the language to develop the Plutus smart contract platform, and you may have read about the training courses run by our engineers, including a Haskell course in Mongolia this month. Smart contract applications are a powerful way for a…