Cardano data on BigQuery

BigQuery allows querying Cardano data quickly, seamlessly, and at a low cost

1 July 2022 Olga Hryniuk 5 mins read

Cardano data on BigQuery

The Cardano blockchain is fast becoming a hive of development for decentralized applications (DApps) and decentralized finance (DeFi) solutions. With almost one hundred projects already live, and over one thousand projects busy building, Cardano’s database of transactions keeps growing.

Data querying is essential for live projects or developers working on the blockchain. Why…

Future of Digital Asset Regulation - testimony of Charles Hoskinson

On June 23 2022, IOG CEO Charles Hoskinson was called upon to provide testimony and respond to questions from members of the U.S. House Subcommittee on Commodity Exchanges, Energy and Credit. Here’s a transcript of his testimony

23 June 2022 Charles Hoskinson 13 mins read

Future of Digital Asset Regulation - testimony of Charles Hoskinson

Hearing before the U.S. House Subcommittee on Commodity Exchanges, Energy and Credit

June 23, 2022

I. Introduction

Chairman Maloney, Ranking Member Fishbach, Members of the Subcommittee and distinguished guests, thank you for inviting me to testify at this hearing. My name is Charles Hoskinson and I sincerely applaud the work of this subcommittee and appreciate you all taking the…

Overview of the research enabling smart contract support on Cardano

Taking a closer look at Cardano’s research, part 2. Here’s more on Cardano’s innovative EUTXO model and how it facilitates more efficient smart contracts

23 June 2022 Olga Hryniuk 6 mins read

Overview of the research enabling smart contract support on Cardano

Our previous blog post discussed the research underpinning some of the core elements of Cardano, including staking, delegation, and reward sharing. This time, we outline the papers that helped establish a functional smart contract platform for decentralized application (DApp) development – enabled by the Extended Unspent Transaction Output (EUTXO) accounting model.

UTXO vs…

Vasil upgrade - the state of play

Very close but a little further still to go. Here’s an update on the progress towards the Vasil upgrade

20 June 2022 Nigel Hemsley 4 mins read

Vasil upgrade - the state of play

On Friday, the core Input Output Global (IOG) team working toward the Vasil upgrade held its regular end-of-week evaluation call. Today (Monday, June 20) was the latest date that we could facilitate a Cardano testnet upgrade before the next epoch boundary, so we agreed to re-evaluate the latest status this afternoon, taking into account the work our engineers did over the…

Cardano's foundational research overview

Here’s the first of a series of blog posts taking a closer look at the research underpinning Cardano

10 June 2022 Olga Hryniuk 5 mins read

Cardano's foundational research overview

Since its inception in 2015, the Cardano project had one clear goal: to alter the way cryptocurrencies are designed and developed. Instead of having a single, authoritative whitepaper, the project combined a range of scientific design principles and engineering best practices to produce a solid, pioneering, research-based blockchain. The key ideas of Cardano development were…