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Unlocking more opportunities with PlutusV3

PlutusV3 will elevate the developer experience by improving smart contract adoption, bringing support for governance and voting features, and fostering interoperability between blockchains

12 February 2024 Olga Hryniuk 5 mins read

Unlocking more opportunities with PlutusV3

PlutusV3, now available for testing on SanchoNet, introduces advanced Plutus primitives and so provides more tools for developers and unlocks more possibilities for writing smart contracts.

Improved developer experience and smart contract adoption are critical to the flourishing smart contract landscape on Cardano. Over the past year, the emergence and growth of a host of community-built developer tooling and alternative languages have added significantly to developer options and the vibrancy of the Cardano builder ecosystem. To continue building out capability, the Plutus and cryptography teams at Input Output Global…

IOG announces strategic investment in Blockfrost

Investment represents shared commitment to evolve and decentralize a key piece of Cardano infrastructure

29 January 2024 Tim Harrison 3 mins read

IOG announces strategic investment in Blockfrost

Since its release in 2020, Five Binaries’ Blockfrost API has grown to become a key element of Cardano infrastructure, utilized by numerous developers who require access to the blockchain without the need to run a dedicated, resource-intensive, local Cardano node. Blockfrost performs a valuable and trusted function for projects building on Cardano, offering DApp developers a…

Universal Anonymous Signatures: bridging past, present, and future of anonymous authentication

24 January 2024 Jesus Diaz Vico 8 mins read

Universal Anonymous Signatures: bridging past, present, and future of anonymous authentication

Recently, we got the paper 'Foundations of Anonymous Signatures: Formal Definitions, Simplified Requirements, and a Construction Based on General Assumptions' accepted into FC'24 – the 2024 edition of the Financial Cryptography conference. This paper presents Universal Anonymous Signatures (UAS).

We are really excited about it as, besides bridging several subfields in the domain of anonymous authentication, UAS sets the path towards what we believe could be (part of) the future of Self-Sovereign Identity and something we will definitely push for integration within the Atala

QSig: exploring opportunities in quantum cryptography

A new event bringing together leading academics and researchers to build shared understanding in a new era of computing

19 January 2024 Prof Alexander Russell 4 mins read

QSig: exploring opportunities in quantum cryptography

On January 26, 2024, the University of Edinburgh will host QSig – a novel research event that will gather academics and industry experts to explore an exciting and developing field of computer science. The event, with attendees including IOG chief scientist professor Aggelos Kiayias and the Ethereum Foundation’s Justin Drake, will focus on the applications of quantum computing…