Network traffic and tiered pricing
Decentralized finance will continue to build demand on Cardano. Our research project is looking at ways to maintain fair access and throughput for every user
26 November 2021 7 mins read
A recent blog post outlined some of the ways in which the Cardano network would flex and evolve to meet the global demands of smart contracts and DeFi. Similarly, it will become necessary to upgrade the transaction fee system used for Cardano.
The current system is simple and fair: every transaction is treated the same and it is not possible for users to alter their priority by…
Welcome to the age of RealFi
By integrating digital identity with Cardano, we can create real value and opportunity for people across the globe
25 November 2021 8 mins read
“The point of RealFi is to serve real people real finance, and thus be able to innovate and do interesting things.” - Charles Hoskinson
When it comes to the story of blockchain’s recent evolution, it is decentralized finance (DeFi) that has taken center stage. DeFi uses ‘smart contracts’ on a blockchain to give anyone access to banking using a public, decentralized, ledger. By…
Slow and steady wins the race: network evolution for network growth
After a successful start to Cardano’s smart contract era, we’ll soon make the first in a program of network adjustments to support future growth
22 November 2021 8 mins read
From its conception, Cardano has been architected as a platform to best balance the perennial trade-offs of security, scalability and decentralization. Therefore we have architected and built a solid and secure network layer, yet with the flexibility to grow and scale to support a global base of millions of users.
With a secure, highly decentralized proof of stake network now…
Architecting DApps on the EUTXO ledger
Taking a closer look at ways of DApp architecture on Cardano
16 November 2021 5 mins read
Following up on our recent blog post about Cardano’s performance and ledger optimization roadmap, we prepared a deeper technical dive into the architecture of the EUTXO ledger.
Here, we offer an example architecture and also discuss possible improvements that will boost transaction throughput and minimize delays in transaction processing.
Cardano’s EUTXO model is a solid basis…
Introducing Catalyst Natives - How any business can leverage the Cardano innovation engine
As part of the broader Catalyst project, the Catalyst Natives program opens up the potential of blockchain technology to new use cases for everyday businesses of all sizes
10 November 2021 5 mins read
We are excited to announce the first Catalyst Natives pilot, as part of Project Catalyst, Cardano’s community-driven innovation engine. Catalyst Natives enables any organization to leverage the crowd’s power to solve business problems and outsource the implementation of solutions. This project opens up the potential of blockchain technology to new use cases for everyday…