Staking is the bedrock of Cardano
Delegation helps keep the blockchain growing – and ada holders are rewarded for participating
28 July 2022 8 mins read
Each month, a few more Cardano stake pools are being created, so far bringing the total number of active pools to more than 3,000. At the start of 2021, there were about 2,000. The ada is staked from 1.2 million wallet addresses. In the process, the level of delegation has increased to almost 74% of all the ada in circulation. That’s some achievement, but it still leaves a…
An analysis of the research underpinning Cardano's scalability
Taking a closer look at IOG research, part 4. How layer 1 and layer 2 solutions create a faster and more resilient blockchain
19 July 2022 7 mins read
Previous blog posts delved into the foundational research that enabled Cardano’s multi-functional ledger support for expressive smart contracts and native assets.
As part of the Basho development phase, Cardano is undergoing steady upgrades and optimizations for increased scalability and interoperability. The ‘How we are scaling Cardano in 2022’ post reflected on Cardano’s scalability goals, and also discussed interoperability and the role of sidechains. This new post…
Bridges and sidechains: Wanchain making Cardano interoperable
A guest blog post by Dr. Weijia Zhang and Temujin Louie
8 July 2022 9 mins read
Several months ago, a team from Wanchain reached out to Input Output Global, Inc. (“IOG”) to discuss how to enable interoperability between the Cardano mainnet, Cardano sidechains, and other heterogeneous blockchain networks.
The goal? To build the infrastructure required to enable true RealFi applications spanning multiple blockchains to drive the adoption of Cardano’s…
Research overview part 3: tokens, stablecoins, and fees
IOG research enabled the implementation of multi-asset support, stablecoins, and friendly fees on Cardano
7 July 2022 5 mins read
Our previous post discussed Cardano’s innovative EUTXO model and how it facilitates expressive smart contracts on Cardano. This time, we take a closer look at the research that enabled multi-asset support and the creation of a variety of user-defined tokens, and we also discuss the benefits of Babel fees.
Ethereum is known for providing the ability to create…