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Introducing the new Plutus Playground
Developers are invited to test out our improved smart contract tools before full release
25 January 2021 4 mins read
Goguen is Cardano’s development theme that focuses on utility, smart contract support, and native token issuance. While delivering it as a system of interactive components, we are gradually adding all the building blocks to add smart contracts to the Cardano platform.
Goguen brings native token support along with Plutus and Marlowe to help develop the smart contracts that are essential to establishing a global, decentralized financial system. To lay the groundwork, we have introduced transaction metadata, upgraded the ledger to support token locking (which is essential for complex smart contracts), and will soon deploy native token…
Our new delegation strategy – announcing the pools we’re supporting
We are committed to a vibrant pool ecosystem and we’re supporting that by delegating to 100 community pools
22 January 2021 7 mins read
The Cardano stake pool community powers the Cardano network; the health and vitality of this critical operator ecosystem is essential to the effective running of the protocol. And as we continue to evolve Cardano’s utility through Goguen, this will become ever more important. Staking with quality pools is the very best way to give back to the Cardano community.
Project Catalyst – the first winning proposals
The community has spoken and 11 projects will receive funding to advance the Cardano ecosystem
12 January 2021 4 mins read
Project Catalyst is an ongoing experiment in exploring decentralized innovation and collaboration at its highest level. As the first stage in the Voltaire roadmap, it challenges participants to pool their ingenuity, creativity and passion to identify ground-breaking projects that support Cardano’s growth.
Fund2 was the first time that Project Catalyst participants pitched…
Project Catalyst blasts off into 2021
New fund will commit $500k in ada to find groundbreaking ideas which accelerate Cardano development
6 January 2021 5 mins read
Project Catalyst is the first stage in our Voltaire roadmap, created to bring best-in-class governance to Cardano. Effective governance is vital to Cardano because it gives the power to shape the blockchain to its users. Anyone who signs up to Catalyst will be able to propose ideas, and then registered ada holders will vote on funding proposals focused on the continued…
The final days of Christmas
The past, present, and future of Cardano in the spirit of an olde English counting song
4 January 2021 3 mins read
These are our final two thoughts about the past, present and future of Cardano in the spirit of an olde English counting song. There's one for each of The Twelve Days of Christmas, from December 25 to January 5, published in four batches. You can look back to the first batch, which went out on Christmas Eve.
Day 11. Charles Morgan, head of cybersecurity
My brief takes in a wide range of activities, from the obvious aspects of securing our websites, to advising staff on their physical safety on their travels (such as putting a wedge under a hotel bedroom door!), and enforcing two-factor authentication for almost 250 people around the world (Yubikeys…