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The Ouroboros path to decentralization
The protocol that powers Cardano and its design philosophy
23 June 2020 6 mins read
Designing and deploying a distributed ledger is a technically challenging task. What is expected of a ledger is the promise of a consistent view to all participants as well as a guarantee of responsiveness to the continuous flow of events that result from their actions. These two properties, sometimes referred to as persistence and liveness, are the hallmark of distributed…
Integrating and advancing with Adrestia
Taking the challenge out of fast-paced blockchain development
15 June 2020 4 mins read
For exchanges and developer partners, integrating with any blockchain can be challenging. The technology often moves so quickly that keeping up with the pace of change can be unrealistic. Cardano’s development and release process are now driving things forward apace. Managing parallel software development workstreams moving at different speeds can feel a bit like changing the…
Why we are joining Hyperledger
Collaboration is central to fostering industry development and enterprise blockchain adoption.
11 June 2020 3 mins read
A community's overall success largely depends on its ability to collaborate. How its members interact with each other, how they share knowledge to find new avenues of development, and how open they are to embrace innovation and novel technologies will determine the community's long-term viability.
One of IOHK’s founding principles is its belief in nurturing a collaborative ecosystem for blockchain development. Our commitment to knowledge-sharing and to our deeply-held principles of open-source serves as the rationale behind becoming a member of the Hyperledger community…
Smart contracts use the GHCJS cross-compiler to translate off-chain code
4 June 2020 8 mins read
This is the second of the Developer Deep Dive technical posts from our Haskell team. This occasional series offers a candid glimpse into the core elements of the Cardano platform and protocols, and gives insights into the engineering choices that have been made. Here, we outline some of the work that has been going on to improve the libraries and developer tools for Plutus…
The abstract nature of the Cardano consensus layer
This new series of technical posts by IOHK's engineers considers the choices being made
28 May 2020 21 mins read
As we head towards Shelley on the Cardano mainnet, we’re keen to keep you up to date with the latest news. We also want to highlight the tireless work going on behind the scenes, and the team of engineers responsible.
In this Developer Deep Dive series of occasional technical blogs, we open the floor to IOHK's engineers. Over the months ahead, our Haskell developers will offer a…