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Reimagining peer to peer finance with Marlowe

Marlowe decentralizes financial tools allowing anyone to create and execute peer-to-peer financial agreements

26 May 2021 Shruti Appiah 6 mins read

Reimagining peer to peer finance with Marlowe

A while ago, I logged in to my stock trading platform to buy some exchange-traded funds (ETFs). Alas, the platform was down! It turned out that the surge in the GameStop stock had forced quite a few trading platforms to shut down temporarily. We weren’t in the middle of a financial crisis, and I never expected that my bank or brokerage would block me from using my own funds…

Bringing ERC20 to Cardano

Our new ERC20 converter will allow Ethereum tokens like AGI to run on our proof-of-stake blockchain – coming soon to testnet

17 May 2021 Francisco Landino 7 mins read

Bringing ERC20 to Cardano

Connecting blockchain protocols and collaborating on applications are essential to achieving the promise of decentralized finance (DeFi) and provide an alternative to the traditional banking system.

According to DeFi Pulse, a tracking website, cryptocurrency to a total value of over ‘$75 billion is now locked up’ in DeFi. A year ago, the total was just $700 million. Most of this…

Announcing new stake pools chosen for our delegation strategy

Committing to the health and diversity of the Cardano network, we are now announcing the new round of winners for delegation

14 May 2021 Christian Lindgren 9 mins read

Announcing new stake pools chosen for our delegation strategy

Cardano continues to grow, powered by a stake pool operator (SPO) community working toward a vision of an independent, globally decentralized ecosystem. Stake pools have always been the driving force of the Cardano network and we launched our delegation strategy to recognize and bootstrap the promising pools.

To support our long-term vision for Cardano’s growth and network…

Strategic partners pave way for Plutus smart contracts

Metalamp and Runtime Verification among developers priming Cardano for the age of DeFi

12 May 2021 Anthony Quinn 6 mins read

Strategic partners pave way for Plutus smart contracts

The technical infrastructure is being laid for Plutus smart contracts on Cardano. But such infrastructure for decentralized finance (DeFi) is like a road with no cars if there aren’t the developers to write the contracts that will drive platform adoption and usage. 

The Plutus pioneer program was kicked off in April, as part of an evolving scheme for developer education that…

Cardano decentralization continues: insights into our P2P deployment

Stake pools will soon be able to test automated peer-to-peer connections

11 May 2021 Marcin Szamotulski 5 mins read

Decentralization of the Cardano network is key to ensuring its long-term sustainability, resilience, and independence from centralized governing entities. Now that block production is fully decentralized, our next focus is on developing our decentralized stake pool operator (SPO) ecosystem to build reliable and effective connections between distributed nodes.

Giving the power to…