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The AGIX ERC20 converter testnet is now live

A public testnet is available for you to try out the migration of AGIX tokens to the Cardano ecosystem

7 December 2021 Olga Hryniuk 6 mins read

The AGIX ERC20 converter testnet is now live

In our previous blog post earlier this summer, we shared how Cardano would support the migration of ERC20 tokens from Ethereum, working initially with SingularityNET and their AGIX token. Today we can announce that the AGIX ERC20 converter testnet is live and ready for community evaluation.

SingularityNET is our first partner in this initiative. And the converter is a…

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 Philip Lazos 7 mins read

Network traffic and tiered pricing

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 John O'Connor 8 mins read

Welcome to the age of RealFi

“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 John Woods 8 mins read

Slow and steady wins the race: network evolution for network growth

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 Jean-Frédéric Etienne 5 mins read

Architecting DApps on the EUTXO ledger

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…