Africa is where the tough get going
The ‘developed’ world needs to change. And more resilient countries with younger populations are going to lead the way
26 October 2021 17 mins read
This month, members of the team are in Africa, meeting entrepreneurs and politicians across the continent. Here are some edited parts of a speech by IOG chief Charles Hoskinson at a recent event in Cape Town.
This is a long tour. We’re starting in South Africa and working our way all the way up to Egypt. We call it the pan-African tour. You know, we’re really passionate in this…
New certification levels for smart contracts on Cardano
Certification will bring high assurance to the development of decentralized applications (DApps) on Cardano
25 October 2021 5 mins read
High assurance is paramount when developing and working with smart contracts. You want to be confident that the source code is of a high quality, that the contract is secure and will behave as it should, and that it utilizes good properties and behaviors in the process. Certification ensures that security checks are performed prior to any deployment, and that smart contracts…
Bringing premium spirits to the Cardano blockchain
Enhancing the customer experience with blockchain-based supply chain authentication
22 October 2021 2 mins read
Imagine buying a bottle of super premium spirits. Scan it with an app on your phone, and you know for certain that it is a genuine product, never opened or tampered with, and every ingredient can be traced to its source. All this without needing to trust the retailer or anyone in the supply chain.
That’s authentication security, and it will soon be a reality for customers of Strait Brands, an Australian producer of international award-winning spirits…
Cardano: robust, resilient – and flexible
With its modular, parameter-based approach, Cardano has been architected with true scalability in mind
21 October 2021 10 mins read
Cardano is designed to serve millions of users in a globally distributed way. As with any other decentralized blockchain, this means that we need to produce a predictable and consistent supply of new blocks that collectively grow the chain and transparently record transactions between users. In order to ensure that new blocks are propagated across the network as a whole in an…
Oasis Pro partnership is where DeFi meets RealFi for Cardano
New deal promises democratization of financial services and access to capital across developing countries
16 October 2021 6 mins read
At first glance, the deal between Cardano and Oasis Pro Markets announced at the Cardano Summit may sound like a specialist application of blockchain technology to the rarefied world of finance – of interest to bankers, perhaps, but not to the person on the street. But it could turn out to be a game changer for millions of people throughout the world.
Many countries struggle to…