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Implementing auction projects using Hydra

IOG and MLabs cooperate to develop a reference implementation of an auction using Hydra protocols

20 January 2023 Olga Hryniuk 4 mins read

Implementing auction projects using Hydra

Input Output Global, Inc. (IOG) and MLabs Ltd. (MLabs) are collaborating on developing a reference implementation of an auction using Hydra protocols. The first outcome of this collaboration is a paper outlining possible approaches to the implementation of digital asset auctions using the Hydra Head protocol with respective advantages and current limitations. This post…

Implementing auction projects using Hydra

A paper by IOG and MLabs presenting a way for handling auctions using Hydra

20 January 2023 MLabs 33 mins read

This project is a collaboration between Input Output Global, Inc. (IOG) and MLabs Ltd. (MLabs) to develop a reference implementation of an auction that uses Hydra protocols. The purpose of this is twofold:

  1. To demonstrate that it is now possible to develop substantial applications for a valuable use case with Hydra’s current implementation.
  2. To constructively determine and align…

New Cardano cryptographic primitives to bring greater interoperability and secure, cross-chain DApp development

To make it easier for developers to build cross-chain applications, Input Output Global (IOG) is adding new built-in functions to Plutus to support ECDSA and Schnorr signatures

19 January 2023 Tim Harrison 4 mins read

New Cardano cryptographic primitives to bring greater interoperability and secure, cross-chain DApp development

Cryptography ensures trust and security in blockchain settings and different blockchains use different cryptographic signature methods. Elliptic Curve Digital Signature Algorithm (ECDSA) and Schnorr signatures are two popular signature schemes used in blockchain platforms. Bitcoin and Ethereum, among other cryptographic systems, use ECDSA. Schnorr signatures, originally…

IOG launches a toolkit for developing custom sidechains on Cardano

Building sidechains on Cardano: documentation, components, and a working example

12 January 2023 Neil Burgess 7 mins read

IOG launches a toolkit for developing custom sidechains on Cardano

Input Output Global (IOG) has assembled a team of specialist engineers to use the rock-solid foundation of Cardano to build a toolkit for building custom sidechains. Using the toolkit, they have constructed an Ethereum virtual machine (EVM)-compatible sidechain public testnet as a proof of concept. Sidechains make Cardano extensible and more scalable without compromising the…

Advancing node syncing time with Mithril

Mithril is a light, fast, and efficient solution for secure bootstrapping of Cardano nodes

11 January 2023 Olga Hryniuk 4 mins read

Advancing node syncing time with Mithril

Mithril is a solution that enables users to obtain the current state of the Cardano blockchain without retrieving its full history. Previous posts discussed how the Mithril protocol works and updated the community on the release of the proof of concept.

At IO ScotFest at Edinburgh, Jean-Philippe Raynaud, technical lead at PaloIT, and Iñigo Querejeta Azurmendi, Cardano lead cryptography engineer at IOG, presented Mithril revealing more…