Blog > 2022
Hydra for Payments – introducing developer tooling to unlock micropayments on Cardano
A guest blog post by the Obsidian Systems Hydra team
10 November 2022 6 mins read
IOG is collaborating with the Obsidian Systems team to drive the development of use cases based on the Hydra Head protocol. Hydra for Payments is one such use case.
Scalability is key to ensuring that a blockchain can process millions of transactions without large increases in fees and transaction settlement times. Addressing scalability issues was one of the founding principles of Cardano and is the focus of the Basho…
Announcing IO ScotFest: the age of Voltaire
Join IOG to celebrate Cardano’s achievements and find out more about the future plans
4 November 2022 4 mins read
Edinburgh – Scotland’s capital and the birthplace of Cardano’s Ouroboros protocol – will be the venue for IO ScotFest: the age of Voltaire this month. Hosted at the city’s famous university on November 18th and 19th, the Input Output Global (IOG) team will live-stream speeches, presentations, project updates, and announcements from a special virtual event to celebrate Cardano…
What is SECP and how it drives cross-chain development on Cardano
New cryptographic primitives are coming to Cardano to enable secure, cross-chain DApp development
3 November 2022 3 mins read
Cryptography plays an integral role in the blockchain space, ensuring trust and security between network participants.
DApp developers can use cryptographic primitives as the building blocks to create secure transactions containing sensitive data, develop custom encryption and decryption algorithms, and validate such by using digital signatures.
In recent decades, Elliptic…
Repositioning Project Catalyst ahead of the next funding round
Catalyst makes a tactical pause to evaluate Fund9's results before kickstarting the next iteration
1 November 2022 3 mins read
Innovation and collaboration were two of Project Catalyst's founding principles. Through each funding round, Input Output Global, Inc. (IOG) facilitates Catalyst to support those whose projects and ideas can make a positive, real-world impact.
IOG believes in empowering people to explore and develop their ideas. This collaboration leads to cascading innovation and growth and…
Staking parameters and network optimization – where next for k and min fee?
Pros and cons of the different approaches to adjusting the k parameter and the minimum pool fee
27 October 2022 9 mins read
A set of parameters is used to define the Cardano protocol's behavior. Some parameters are stable and can be left unchanged more or less indefinitely. Others relate to more dynamic on-chain activities (staking environment or price of ada, to name just two) and consequently may need periodic adjustment due to changes and fluctuations in these factors.
Two variable parameters in particular continue to generate debate within the stake pool operator community as changes to either (or both) can have an impact on decentralization, yields, and other aspects of the Cardano experience. These are the k…