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Bringing certified DApps to Cardano
We’ll unveil a new integrated approach at the Cardano Summit this weekend. Here’s a preview...
22 September 2021 6 mins read
The Alonzo upgrade has enabled the deployment of smart contracts, decentralized applications (DApps), and other applications on top of Cardano. All this is hugely significant for Cardano, as it will open Cardano to a whole new developer community whose creative drive will boost Cardano's utility and adoption.
Any new application ecosystem presents an enticing smorgasbord of…
Hydra – Cardano’s solution for ultimate Layer 2 scalability
Scalability is baked into the Cardano development roadmap; enter Hydra
17 September 2021 7 mins read
The Alonzo upgrade enables the creation of smart contracts, decentralized applications (DApps), and other applications on top of Cardano.
Alonzo marks a significant milestone in the Cardano journey, deploying base level scripting capability that will, in turn, enable further innovation and network development. It also starts the process of transforming a transactions & tokens…
Today will feel like a destination. Yet a new, exciting journey begins...
The Alonzo upgrade is an epochal moment in the birth of a new ecosystem
12 September 2021 10 mins read
Later today, we'll deploy Plutus smart contract capabilities onto the Cardano mainnet via a hard fork combinator (HFC) protocol upgrade event.
The Alonzo upgrade will bring highly anticipated capabilities to Cardano through the integration of Plutus scripts onto the blockchain. These will allow the implementation of smart contracts on Cardano, enabling a host of new use cases…
Concurrency and all that: Cardano smart contracts and the EUTXO model
Cardano’s EUTXO model provides a secure and versatile environment to process multiple operations without system failures
10 September 2021 7 mins read
Cardano is a UTXO-based blockchain, which utilizes a different programming paradigm for decentralized applications (DApps) from other account-based blockchains like Ethereum. The specific flavor Cardano uses is the Extended Unspent Transaction Output (EUTXO) model introduced by the Alonzo upgrade. EUTXO offers greater security allowing for smart contract execution cost…
No-surprises transaction validation: part 2
Alonzo transaction validation is performed in two phases to ensure fair compensation for validation work
7 September 2021 7 mins read
In our previous blog post, we discussed the deterministic nature of transaction and script validation on the Alonzo ledger, which provides assurance that the outcome of on-chain transaction application and script validation can be accurately predicted locally, before the transaction is ever submitted.
Relying on the guarantees provided by the deterministic design of the Alonzo…