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A close look at the software running Cardano
Learn about the ‘stack’ of components that interact to run the blockchain platform
8 June 2021 5 mins read
Cardano has been designed in modules, with linked components that can be used in various ways. These components form the Cardano ‘platform stack’. They work together under the hood to support the construction and use of the live Cardano blockchain.
We are currently in the early testnet phase on the way to the Alonzo hard fork, which will bring full smart contract capability to…
Nervos partnership to build the first cross-chain bridge with Cardano
Our new collab lets Cardano and Nervos token holders transmit their value across both platforms while building interoperability across the crypto space
2 June 2021 3 mins read
IOHK and Nervos are teaming up to build a bridge of interoperability between Cardano and the Nervos Network. Once completed, this pioneering cross-chain bridge will enable users to transact assets between the two blockchains. The end goal is to foster greater interoperability while expanding the global reach and utility of both Nervos and Cardano.
The Nervos ‘Common Knowledge Base’ (CKB) is a permissionless, layer 1, open-source, proof-of-work blockchain protocol focused on creating the foundations for an interoperable universal public network. It allows any crypto asset to be kept in a secure, immutable, and permissionless environment with the added benefit of smart contracts and layer…
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 7 mins read
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 9 mins read
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 6 mins read
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…